Vol. 1 No. 8: Laurence Stacey, Lorin Ford, John McManus, Nu Quang, Chen-ou Liu

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“Saturn’s two largest moons line up in new photo” (MSNBC)

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hurling a pebble
into darkness
I notice
another dent
in the spring moon

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Poem by Laurence Stacey. Read more by this poet.

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“Trust in Greek pensions fades” (Financial News)

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retirement fund
the shifting colours
of soap bubbles

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Poem by Lorin Ford. Read more by this poet.

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“Honduras prison fire kills hundreds” (BBC)

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the stench
of burning flesh—
moonlit cell

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Poem by John McManus. Read more by this poet.

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“Payroll-tax extension Ok’d by Congress” (Seattle Times)

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one drop of mercy
from Kuan Yin . . .
rain after the drought

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Poem by Nu Quang. Read more by this poet.

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“Mindful Eating as Food for Thought” (New York Times)

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mindful eating:
is this grain of rice
bigger than that

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Poem by Chen-ou Liu. Read more by this poet.

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  1. Chen-ou Liu

    Another string of poetic gems.

    I particularly like Laurence’s tanka, whose concluding image is psychologically striking, and Lorin’s haiku, whose Ls 2&3 work effectively on two levels, literal and symbolic.

    Chen-ou

  2. Laurence Stacey

    Thanks Chen-ou! You’ve really been turning out some excellent poetry since Haiku News has come back. I loved your “Kama Sutra” tanka in the last issue. The use of “moaning” was excellent because it created both a feeling of sensuality and loneliness with “winter mist.” The poem really opened in a variety of ways. Nice work.

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