Posts Tagged ‘Earthquake Poem’

“A tiny miracle as boy trapped for 3 days in Haiti is reunited with mother” (Paul Smith)

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

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………………..pulled from the rubble
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Headlines:

“A tiny miracle as boy trapped for 3 days in Haiti is reunited with mother” (Times Online)

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Poem by Paul Smith (see poet biographies). Read more Paul Smith on Haiku News. Our deepest sympathy goes out to those surviving in Haiti.

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“6.5 quake shakes buildings on California coast” (Neal Whitman)

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

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wind chimes
through the window
our pooch trembling

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Headlines:

“6.5 quake shakes buildings on California coast” (Monterey Herald)

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Poem by Neal Whitman (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“New Zealand Quake Damage Could Cost $1.4 Billion” (Michael Dylan Welch)

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

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after the quake
the weathervane
pointing to the earth

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Headlines:

“New Zealand Quake Damage Could Cost $1.4 Billion” (Wall Street Journal)

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Poem by Michael Dylan Welch (see poet biographies). See more by this poet. First published in Open Window: Haiku and Photographs by Dylan Welch (Brooks Books, 2000).

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“When Disaster Strikes, Women Bare the Brunt of It” (Catherine J.S. Lee)

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

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aftershock
under rubble
the doll
in its homemade
dress

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Headlines:

“When Disaster Strikes, Women Bare the Brunt of It” (Winnipeg Free Press)

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Poem by Catherine J.S. Lee (see poet biographies).

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“Plan for rebuilding ‘being ironed out’” (Dick Whyte)

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

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earthquake over
the spider rebuilds
its web

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Headlines:

“Plan for rebuilding ‘being ironed out’” (Stuff)

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

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“Fatalities as earthquake hits Kerman province in Iran” (Claire Everett)

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

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eclipse
of the Long Nights Moon…
news of an earthquake

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Headlines:

“In pictures: Total lunar eclipse” (BBC)

“Fatalities as earthquake hits Kerman province in Iran” (BBC)

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Poem by Claire Everett (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“What we can do to help the Christchurch earthquake stricken?” (Dick Whyte)

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

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after the quake
what little they had
gone

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Headlines:

“What we can do to help the Christchurch earthquake stricken?” (Hawke’s Bay Today)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet. Our love and support goes out to all those effected by the earthquake in Christchurch.

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“‘Remarkable’ Discovery of Time Capsules in New Zealand Earthquake Rubble” (Armando H. Corbelle)

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

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under the rubble
a pram’s wheels
a torn blanket…

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Headlines:

“‘Remarkable’ Discovery of Time Capsules in New Zealand Earthquake Rubble” (Daily Mail)

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Poem by Armando H. Corbelle (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Clowns Entertain Suffering Kids in Haiti” (Tristan Steiner)

Monday, March 7th, 2011

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aftershock—
children scream
with laughter

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Headlines:

“Clowns Entertain Suffering Kids in Haiti” (Haitian Truth)

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Poem by Tristan Steiner (see poet biographies).

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Vol. 1 No. 14: Vijeta Pai, Aditya Bahl, Lorin Ford, Michael Henry Lee, Nu Quang

Monday, April 16th, 2012

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“Trade unions strike: Banking, transport hit across India” (read more)

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Trade union strike
the bus conductor
looking for change

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Poem by Vijeta Pai. Read more by this poet.

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“Japan earthquake and tsunami anniversary: country remembers tragedy one year on” (read more)

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shore side—
the waves keep
returning

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Poem by Aditya Bahl. Read more by this poet.

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“Bob Hawke receives top Japanese honour” (read more)

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beer sculling—
east or west it’s the same
hazy moon

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Poem by Lorin Ford. Read more by this poet.

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“Japan marks earthquake anniversary” (read more)

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cherry blossom rain
the land of the rising sun
stands still

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Poem  by Michael Henry Lee. Read more by this poet.

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“Moscow’s winter of dissent faces reality of Putin’s win” (read more)

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the winner
not by popular vote . . .
Russian winter

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Poem by Nu Quang. Read more by this poet.

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