“The Making of a Euromess” (Chen-ou Liu)

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a few rusty euros
dropped into the begging bowl…
ice moon

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Headlines:

“The Making of a Euromess” (New York Times)

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

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  1. Laurence Stacey

    Hey Chen-ou! This is an excellent haiku. What I love about this piece is the resonance between the “stark” ping of coins in the bowl and the starkness of an icy full moon. Beautifully done!

    The article is also very telling. I was listening to NPR the other day and they were discussing the unemployment situation in Spain right now. What a mess!

  2. Chen-ou Liu

    Laurence, thanks for your thoughtful reply. Much appreciated.

    Chen-ou

  3. Dick Whyte

    I totally agree with Laurence – he nailed it. A stunning poem Chen-ou.

  4. Christopher A. White

    I third that, this poem is excellent. It has such a tangible quality. Thanks Chen-ou.

  5. Chen-ou Liu

    Hi! Dick:

    Many thanks for your kind words.

    Chen-ou

  6. Chen-ou Liu

    Chris,

    Many thanks for your encouraging comment.

    Chen-ou

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