Posts Tagged ‘America’

“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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“Disappearing Wetlands Taint New Orleans’ Rebound From Katrina” (Janet Lynn Davis)

Monday, October 26th, 2009

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months later
he still clutches
the bowling ball—
all he could salvage
after Katrina

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Headlines:

“Four Years After Hurricane Katrina” (Earth Day Network)

“Disappearing Wetlands Taint New Orleans’ Rebound From Katrina” (Bloomberg)

“Obama Says Mistakes After Katrina Won’t Be Repeated” (Bloomberg)

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Poem by Janet Lynn Davis (see poet biographies). First published in Wisteria (July 2006). Read more by this poet.

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“Record cold, early snow grip Prairies on Thanksgiving” (Chen-ou Liu)

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

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snowflakes
falling upon snowflakes
upon snowflakes…

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Headlines:

“Record cold, early snow grip Prairies on Thanksgiving” (CBC News)

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

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“Afghanistan’s Sham Army” (Paul Smith)

Friday, November 13th, 2009

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………………..Afghan war—
………………..from east to west
………………..shadows lengthen

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Headlines:

“Afghanistan’s Sham Army” (Information Clearing House)

“Afghanistan: Karzai Rival ‘Withdrew Under US Pressure’” (Information Clearing House)

“These People Just Want To Be Left Alone” (Information Clearing House)

“Gordon Brown Signals Start of Britain’s Afghanistan Exit Strategy” (Telegraph)

“Gordon Brown Says Sorry to Mother in Condolence Letter Row” (Guardian)

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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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“The new face of slavery in the US heartland” (Laurence Stacey)

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

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………………..sex for sale
………………..in the heartland too—
………………..hazy moon

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Headlines:

“The new face of slavery in the US heartland” (Taipei Times)

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

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“Snow invades the Deep South with Houston recording its earliest snow ever!” (Janet Lynn Davis)

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

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after the snow
a large-winged seagull
fills the sky

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Headlines:

“Snow invades the Deep South with Houston recording its earliest snow ever!” (Examiner)

“Snow falling on Houston area as arctic air approaches” (KVUE)

“Snow blankets Houston area” (WFAA News)

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Poem by Janet Lynn Davis (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Why Can’t We Find bin Laden?” (Michael Henry Lee)

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

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hunt for Osama
like pointing fingers
at the wind

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Headlines:

“Why Can’t We Find bin Laden?” (Time)

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Poem by Michael Henry Lee (see poet biographies).

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