Posts Tagged ‘Australia’

“Australia Cleans Up After Dust Storm” (Paul Smith)

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

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………………..red dust
………………..along the streets of Sydney
………………..murmurs of Mars

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Headlines:

“Australia Cleans Up After Dust Storm” (Press Democrat)

“Australia Dust Storm Settles on New Zealand” (AFP)

“Dust Storms Spread Deadly Diseases Worldwide” (The Guardian)

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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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“Dust Storm Blankets Sydney as Drought Bites” (Terry O’Connor)

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

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Sydney’s red dawn
what is the taste
of another world dying?

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Headlines:

“Dust Storm Blankets Sydney as Drought Bites” (Yahoo News)

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Poem by Terry O’Connor. Read more by this poet.

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“Seeing Red: Worst Dust Storm for 70 Years Sweeps East Australia” (Barbara A. Taylor)

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

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red dust
blankets the sky…
spring equinox

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Headlines:

“Seeing Red: Worst Dust Storm for 70 Years Sweeps East Australia” (The Guardian)

“Sydney Sees Red as Dust Storm Hits NSW” (9 MSN)

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Poem by Barbara A. Taylor (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Dust Storm Again Hits New South Wales, Queensland” (Barbara A. Taylor)

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

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a white sky…
again the dust
swallows the city

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Headlines:

“Dust Storm Again Hits New South Wales, Queensland” (Sydney Morning Herald)

“Dust Storm Inspires Poetry Win” (Northern Star)

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Poem by Barbara A. Taylor (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Rare iceberg flotilla in southern Pacific poses threat to shipping” (Kath Abela Wilson)

Friday, December 18th, 2009

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titanic shivers
in Australian waters
an unlikely approach

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Headlines:

“Rare iceberg flotilla in southern Pacific poses threat to shipping” (Guardian)

“Australia shipping alert over massive iceberg” (Yahoo News)

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Poem by Kath Abela Wilson (see poet biographies).

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“Newcastle CBD study warns of traffic gridlock” (Michael Dylan Welch)

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

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………………..gridlock
………………..on the freeway
………………..the skywriting drifts

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Headlines:

“Newcastle CBD study warns of traffic gridlock” (The Herald)

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This poem was submitted by Michael Dylan Welch (see poet biographies). First published in Open Window: Haiku and Photographs by Dylan Welch (Brooks Books, 2000).  Read more Michael Dylan Welch on Haiku News.

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