Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

“Obama on Peace Talks: Stop Talking About Talking, and Start Talking” (Paul Smith)

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

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………………..peace talks
………………..just briefly
………………..the moon through clouds

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Headlines:

“Abbas to Meet Obama, Netanyahu, But Won’t Negotiate” (Yahoo News)

“Obama on Peace Talks: Stop Talking About Talking, and Start Talking” (Jewish Telegraph)

“Blair: Peace Talks Will Restart Soon” (CNN)

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This poem was submitted by Paul Smith (see poet biographies). See more Paul Smith on Haiku News.

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“Roman Polanski: Whoopi Goldberg says Director Didn’t Commit Rape-Rape” (Barbara A. Taylor)

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

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take four…
accolades for star rapist
misdirected

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Headlines:

“Reminder: Roman Polanski Raped a Child” (Salon)

“Whoopi Goldberg says Director Didn’t Commit Rape-Rape” (Daily Telegraph)

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Poem by Barbara A. Taylor (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Obama Gives Hope for Nuclear Free Future” (Joshua Sellers)

Friday, October 9th, 2009

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fallen leaves—
the ghosts of Hiroshima
are listening

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Headlines:

“Obama Gives Hope for Nuclear Free Future” (Fall River Herald News)

“Obama Pushes Nuclear Arms Free World at UN Talks” (AFP)

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Poem by Joshua Sellers (see poet biographies). .. ..

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“China Shows its Muscle on 60th Anniversary” (Chen-ou Liu)

Monday, October 12th, 2009

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warplanes
above choreographed cheers
the soldiers march

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Headlines:

“China Shows its Muscle on 60th Anniversary” (Toronto Star)

“The Only Thing Missing From China’s 60th was the Public” (The Mirror)

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

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“Security Council Adopts Nuclear Arms Measure” (Paul Smith)

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

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………………..New York fall
………………..covering a multitude
………………..of sins
………………..up on stage
………………..handshakes & smiles

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Headlines:

“Security Council Adopts Nuclear Arms Measure”  (New York Times)

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This poem was submitted by Paul Smith (see poet biographies). Read more Paul Smith on Haiku News.

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“Ship built with steel from World Trade Center, heads to NYC” (Dick Whyte)

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

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………………..seagulls
………………..circling at dusk
………………..steel
………………..from the Twin Towers
………………..now a warship

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Headlines:

“Ship Built With Steel From World Trade Center, Heads To NYC” (Despardes)

“Warship Built  Out of Twin Towers Wreckage” (Times Online)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“UN: Record 1 Billion Go Hungry” (Laurence Stacey)

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

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………………..world hunger report
………………..I turn the potatoes
………………..a second time

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Headlines:

“UN: Record 1 Billion Go Hungry” (Yahoo News)

“Hunger Notes” (World Hunger Wesbite)

“Fight Against Hunger Key to Security: Clinton” (AFP)

“World’s Hungry Passes 1 Billion as Wealth Increases” (Bloomberg)

“UK Criticised for Inaction in Tackling World Hunger” (The Guardian)

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Poem by Laurence Stacey (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Atlanta: Clearing Homeless in the Name of Economic Revitalization” (Laurence Stacey)

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

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………………..roadside beggar
………………..the BMW
………………..lurches forward

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Headlines:

“Atlanta: Clearing Homeless in the Name of Economic Revitalization” (DPH)

“Atlanta Mayor Anti-Homeless Trend” (Assata Shakur Forums)

“Atlanta Mayoral Elections” (Technique)

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Poem by Laurence Stacey (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“To Many Palestinians, Obama Nobel Peace Prize Unjustified” (Dick Whyte)

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

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………………..4000 troops
………………..on their way to Afghanistan
………………..hearing the news:
………………..president Obama wins
………………..Nobel Peace Prize

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Headlines:

“What Obama’s Nobel Really Means” (The Atlantic)

“To Many Palestinians, Obama Nobel Peace Prize Unjustified” (VOA News)

“Obama yet to deliver on Middle East” (BBC)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Sell Vatican to end hunger, comic says” (Chen-ou Liu)

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

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Church side door—
in a cracked hand
two coins

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Headlines:

“Sell Vatican to end hunger, comic says” (Toronto Star)

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

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