Archive for the ‘Weather’ Category

“Record cold, early snow grip Prairies on Thanksgiving” (Chen-ou Liu)

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

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snowflakes
falling upon snowflakes
upon snowflakes…

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Headlines:

“Record cold, early snow grip Prairies on Thanksgiving” (CBC News)

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Poem by Chen-ou Liu (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“26 inches of snow sets Long Island record” (Bill Kenney)

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

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shovels
down from the attic
my winter bones

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Headlines:

“26 inches of snow sets Long Island record” (Newsday)

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Poem by Bill Kenney (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Cold weather: winter is chilliest ‘in many people’s memory’” (James Tipton)

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

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………………..black miniskirt
………………..at five below zero
………………..her priorities are clear

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Headlines:

“Cold weather: winter is chilliest ‘in many people’s memory’” (Christian Science Monitor)

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Poem by James Tipton (see poet biographies). First published in Modern Haiku (Feb, 1997). Read more James Tipton on Haiku News.

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“Climate Fight Is Heating Up In Deep Freeze” (Bill Kenney)

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

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snow snow snow
the days
grow longer

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Headlines:

“Climate Fight Is Heating Up In Deep Freeze” (New York Times)

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Poem by Bill Kenney (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Wind can blow Athlone towers over” (James Tipton)

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

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………………..the door blows open
………………..winter also wants
………………..a cup of tea

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Headlines:

“Wind can blow Athlone towers over” (News 24)

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Poem by James Tipton (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Wyoming, Colorado get dumping of spring snow” (Anon)

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

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………………..so much snow…
………………..there is no place
………………..to go snow viewing

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Headlines:

“Wyoming, Colorado get dumping of spring snow” (Associated Press)

“February storms cost Baltimore about $36 million” (The Baltimore Sun)

“Cottage country digs out from heavy snowfall” (The Star)

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Anonymous 18th century senryu translated by Dick Whyte (see Donald Keene, ‘World Within Walls’ for the original Japanese). Read more classical Japanese poetry.

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“Technology Can Triumph Over Weather” (Chora)

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

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………………..storms blow
………………..from within the grass
………………..today’s moon

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Headlines:

“Technology Can Triumph Over Weather” (The Times Record)

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Classical Japanese haiku by Chora, translated by Dick Whyte (see Harold Henderson, ’An Introduction to Haiku’, for the original Japanese). Read more classical Japanese translations.

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“Heavy snow cover extends hoar frost’s icy grip” (James Tipton)

Monday, July 12th, 2010

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heavy coat
but still the snow
piles up inside

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Headlines:

“Heavy snow cover extends hoar frost’s icy grip” (Otago Daily Times)

“Snow party ‘one of the best’” (Otago Daily Times)

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Poem by James Tipton (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet. First published in ‘Proposing to the Woman in the Rearview Mirror’ (2008).

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“Sky spy: Waxing, gibbous moon is place to look” (Paul Smith)

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

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a part of me
is missing too—
gibbous moon

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Headlines:

“Sky spy: Waxing, gibbous moon is place to look” (Arizona Daily Star)

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Poem by Paul Smith (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet. This poem originally appeared on Paul’s Twitter site where he regularly publishes poetry.

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“Full Snow Moon Tonight” (Chen-ou Liu)

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

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snow moon
two porch chairs
facing each other

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Headlines:

“Full Snow Moon Tonight” (WGMD: The Talk of Delmarva)

“Full Moon Names for 2010″ (Space.com)

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Poem by Chen-ou Liu (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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