Posts Tagged ‘America’

“Frost/Nixon: Film Review” (Dick Whyte)

Monday, September 14th, 2009

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………………..winter frost—
………………..the realization in
………………..Nixon’s eyes

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Reviews:

“Frost/Nixon Review” (Cinema Blend)

“Frost/Nixon” (Rotten Tomatoes)

“The Frost/Nixon Official Website” (FrostNixon.com)

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

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“Obama, Congress Easing Debate on Public Option” (Laurence Stacey)

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

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………………..a few rowdy geese
………………..heading south
………………..I mute
………………..the latest argument
………………..over health care

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Headlines:

“Obama, Congress Easing Debate on Public Option” (Yahoo News)

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

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“Rocket Launch Causes Strange Light” (Paul Smith)

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

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………………..a familiar sky
…………………full
………………..of uncertainty

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Headlines:

“Rocket Launch Prompts Calls of Strange Lights” (CNN)

“Rocket Launch Causes Strange Light” (Yahoo News)

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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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“Demonstrators Attack Obama’s ‘Socialist’ Reforms” (Dick Whyte)

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

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………………..ask the wind
………………..and the moon
………………..when did
………………..caring for others
………………..become socialism?

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Headlines:

“Demonstrators Attack Obama’s ‘Socialist’ Reforms” (The Age)

“Healthcare Reform Promotes a Better America, Not Socialism” (Tennessee Journalist)

“Universal Health Care is a Moral Choice” (Newsweek)

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

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“Attorney: No Evidence of Bomb Making by Suspect” (Laurence Stacey)

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

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………………..distant sun…
………………..still no bomb plans
………………..in his email

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Headlines:

“Attorney: No Evidence of Bomb Making by Suspect” (Associated Press)

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

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“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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“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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“As Galveston Recovers From Hurricane Ike, Some Residents Feel Left Behind” (Janet Lynn Davis)

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

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nonstop footage
of surge-battered homes
near our back door
a small displaced turtle
retreats into its shell

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Headlines Then (September, 2008):

“Homeless in a Flash: Hundreds in Texas Now Wait for Relief” (New York Times)

“Hurricane Ike: Houstin Residents Ordered Not to Evacuate…” (The Telegraph)

“After Ike: Photos” (DenverPost)

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Headlines Now (One Year Later):

“As Galveston Recovers From Hurricane Ike…” (New York Times)

“Peninsula Home Delivery to Resume” (Galveston Daily News)

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Poem by Janet Lynn Davis (see poet biographies). First published in Moonset (Spring-Summer, 2009). Read more by this poet.

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“Recession in Rural America by the Numbers” (Laurence Stacey)

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

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………………..recession year…
………………..he removes the
………………..scarecrow’s pants

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Headlines:

“Recession in Rural America by the Numbers” (Daily Yonder)

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

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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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