Posts Tagged ‘Homeless Haiku’

“Sacramento Police Arrest 17 at Homeless Camp” (Dick Whyte)

Monday, September 7th, 2009

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………………..the last embers
………………..of a makeshift campfire
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………………..17 homeless arrested
………………..in Sacramento

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Headlines:

“Sacramento Police Arrest 17 at Homeless Camp” (Sacramento Bee)

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

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“Prince William Spends a Night on the Streets” (Kath Abela Wilson)

Friday, February 5th, 2010

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in the frozen rough
frogs croak under bridges
where princes sleep

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Headlines:

“Prince William Spends a Night on the Streets” (CNN)

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Poem by Kathabela Wilson (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“The Making of a Euromess” (Chen-ou Liu)

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

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a few rusty euros
dropped into the begging bowl…
ice moon

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Headlines:

“The Making of a Euromess” (New York Times)

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

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“Homeless good Samaritan left to die on NYC street” (Michael Henry Lee)

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

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in Queens
apparently the only good Samaritan
is a dead one

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Headlines:

“Homeless good Samaritan left to die on NYC street” (Yahoo News)

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Poem by Michael Henry Lee (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet

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“Deadly fire leaves 6,000 refugees homeless” (Garry Eaton)

Monday, March 21st, 2011

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headline
covering a sleeping beggar—
‘Homeless Crisis Under Control’

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Headlines:

“Deadly fire leaves 6,000 refugees homeless” (Asian Tribute)

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Poem by Garry Eaton (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 5: Jack Galmitz, John McManus, Robert Moyer, Bill Kenney, Chen-ou Liu

Monday, February 13th, 2012

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“Army is reviewing Madigan’s reversal of PTSD diagnoses” (Seattle Times)

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turning away
the soldier’s face
deformed

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Poem by Jack Galmitz. Read more by this poet.

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“Homeless people ‘excluded’ from European rights” (The Parliament)

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homeless shelter—
losing count of the cracks
in the ceiling

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Poem by John McManus. Read more by this poet.

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“For Valentine’s Day, Venus and Jupiter snuggle up together” (Washington Post)

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Valentine’s Day
Venus and Jupiter
get cozy

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Poem by Bill Kenney. Read more by this poet.

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“Path is found for the spread of Alzheimer’s” (New York Times)

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from plate to mouth
the food on his fork
forgotten

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Poem by Robert Moyer. Read more by this poet.

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“Petty Toronto politics mustn’t sink chance to do something great with the waterfront” (Global and Mail)

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young tourists
strolling along Queen’s Quay
in spring sunlight
a Chinese man plays
The Song of Nostalgia

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Poem by Chen-ou Liu. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 15: Rita Odeh, Bruno Coelho, Terry O’Connor, Aditya Bahl, Claire Everett

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

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“Iraq militia stone youths to death for “emo” style” (read more)

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stoned to death…
the seagull’s cry
lingers

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet.

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“10 Unbelievably Shitty Things America Does to Homeless People” (read more)

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rainy night—
the moon shines
somewhere else

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Poem by Bruno Coelho. Read more by this poet.

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“North Korean Prison Camp Escapee Tells of Horrors, Worries About Those Left Behind” (read more)

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escape . . .
the grey heron
dripping twilight

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

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“Fears Greece may need more loans” (read more)

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wishing well—
i ask her
to lend me a coin

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Poem by Aditya Bahl. Read more by this poet.

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“The worst case for war with Iran” (read more)

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spring moon
moving closer
to a war

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Poem by Claire Everett. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 2 No. 7: Seren Fargo, Mark Brager, Angelo Ancheta, Claire Everett, Ernesto P. Santiago

Monday, February 11th, 2013

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“More hunger and homelessness in U.S. cities” (read more)

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travel trailer
the mice more at home
than I am

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Poem by Seren Fargo. Read more by this poet.

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“Dung beetle rolls balls of poo by navigating via the Milky Way” (read more)

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moonless . . .
a dung beetle travels
the Milky Way

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Poem by Mark Brager. Read more by this poet.

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“Students occupy Sussex University in protest against privatisation” (read more)

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spring dawn—
the rooster’s crow
stirring leaves

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Poem by Angelo Ancheta. Read more by this poet.

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“Does sunshine make us happier?” (read more)

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harvest moon…
a black dog straining
at the leash

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Poem by Claire Everett. Read more by this poet.

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“Hunting Thailand’s poachers” (read more)

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endangered species
in the book of life
am I listed?

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Poem by Ernesto P. Santiago. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 2 No. 19: Karma Tenzing Wangchuck & Robert D. Wilson

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

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“Illinois Seeks to Create ‘Homeless Bill of Rights’” (read more)

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the beggar
holding out his hand—
this too is work

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Poem by Karma Tenzing Wangchuck. Read more by this poet.

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“Six Charts That Prove That The Tax Code Is Written For The Rich” (read more)

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endless summer…
a shadow pretending
to be a god

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Poem by Robert D. Wilson. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 3 No. 5: Belle Shalom & Garry Eaton

Monday, March 24th, 2014

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“Homeless Problem Bigger Than Our Leaders Think” (read more)

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what the homeless see descending moon

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Poem by Belle Shalom. Read more by this poet.

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“Drone wars: The definition dogfight” (read more)

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my neighbor waves
apologetically
his drone in my airspace

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Poem by Garry Eaton. Read more by this poet.

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