Posts Tagged ‘Economy Poem’

“East Providence warns of layoffs for janitors, firefighters” (Laurence Stacey)

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

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………………..pending layoffs
………………..the janitor vacuums
………………..a second time

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Headlines:

“East Providence warns of layoffs for janitors, firefighters” (Providence Journal)

“Year in review: Unemployment rises, economy declines” (Cullman Times)

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

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“Agencies for the homeless stuggle to cope with demand” (Anon)

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

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………………..in the milk beggar’s sleeve dried bonito

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Headlines:

“Agencies for the homeless stuggle to cope with demand” (New Zealand Herald)

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Anonymous 18th century senryu translated by Dick Whyte (see Donald Keene, ‘World Within Walls’ for the original Japanese). Read more classical Japanese poetry.

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“One false move in Europe could set off global chain reaction” (Jimmy the Peach)

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

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virtual economies
when one domino falls
they
all
fall

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Headlines:

“One false move in Europe could set off global chain reaction” (Washington Post)

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Poem by Jimmy the Peach (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Overstretched: Many people who kept their jobs are working too hard, what can companies do about it?” (Robert Moyer)

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

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morning subway
rider sways from a strap
eyes closed

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Headlines:

“Overstretched: Many people who kept their jobs are working too hard, what can companies do about it?” (The Economist)

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Poem by Robert Moyer (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Debt consolidation scams making bad credit worse” (Laurence Stacey)

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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overwhelmed
with past due bills
I steal
another moment
for this tanka

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Headlines:

“Debt consolidation scams making bad credit worse” (9 News)

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

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“Republicans Kill Jobs Bill” (Robert Moyer)

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

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every day
he reads just one section
the classifieds

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Headlines:

“Republicans Kill Jobs Bill” (Care 2)

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Poem by Robert Moyer (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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