Archive for May, 2010

“Don’t feed the raccoons” (Neal Whitman)

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

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releasing that raccoon
trapped in our trash can
ingrate

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Headlines:

“Don’t feed the raccoons” (Lee’s Summit Journal)

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Poem by Neal Whitman (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“I hate books!” (Robert Moyer)

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

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flipping pages
across her nose
new book

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Headlines:

“I Hate Books!” (Care 2)

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Poem by Robert Moyer (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Frisbee Inventor Fred Morrison Dies at 90″ (Robert Moyer)

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

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into the sun
above the park’s green lawn
a frisbee

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Headlines:

“Frisbee Inventor Fred Morrison Dies at 90″ (ABC News)

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Poem by Robert Moyer (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“The Sea, Lifeblood of Chilean Towns, Turns Deadly” (Robert Moyer)

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

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makeshift morgue
she kneels by the body
his hand in hers

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Headlines:

“The Sea, Lifeblood of Chilean Towns, Turns Deadly” (New York Times)

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Poem by Robert Moyer (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Agencies for the homeless stuggle to cope with demand” (Anon)

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

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………………..in the milk beggar’s sleeve dried bonito

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Headlines:

“Agencies for the homeless stuggle to cope with demand” (New Zealand Herald)

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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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“Volcano eruptions in Iceland could last for years” (Chen-ou Liu)

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

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recycling bins
placed on the curbside…
ash cloud

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Headlines:

“Volcano eruptions in Iceland could last for years” (Toronto Star)

“Volcanic ash poses health risk, travel chaos” (Toronto Star)

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

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“Vatican issues emphatic defense of Benedict’s record” (Bill Kenney)

Friday, May 7th, 2010

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bible study…
does abba mean the same
as papa?

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Headlines:

“Vatican issues emphatic defense of Benedict’s record” (Washington Post)

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

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“Postmaster Delivers Bundle of Bad News” (Bill Waters)

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

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………………..Saturday evening…
………………..the flag on the mailbox
………………..still up

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Headlines:

“Postmaster Delivers Bundle of Bad News” (Washington Post)

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

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“Americans Prefer Online News After TV, Report Finds” (Bill Waters)

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

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………………..newspapers in decline . . .
………………..read all about it
………………..online

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Headlines:

“Americans Prefer Online News After TV, Report Finds” (PC World)

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

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“Single monster tornado blamed for 10 Miss. deaths” (Laurence Stacey)

Monday, May 10th, 2010

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………………..tornado rubble
………………..the mailbox flag
………………..still raised

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Headlines:

“Single monster tornado blamed for 10 Miss. deaths” (USA Today)

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

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