Posts Tagged ‘Middle East’

“Obama on Peace Talks: Stop Talking About Talking, and Start Talking” (Paul Smith)

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

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………………..peace talks
………………..just briefly
………………..the moon through clouds

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Headlines:

“Abbas to Meet Obama, Netanyahu, But Won’t Negotiate” (Yahoo News)

“Obama on Peace Talks: Stop Talking About Talking, and Start Talking” (Jewish Telegraph)

“Blair: Peace Talks Will Restart Soon” (CNN)

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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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“To Many Palestinians, Obama Nobel Peace Prize Unjustified” (Dick Whyte)

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

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………………..4000 troops
………………..on their way to Afghanistan
………………..hearing the news:
………………..president Obama wins
………………..Nobel Peace Prize

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Headlines:

“What Obama’s Nobel Really Means” (The Atlantic)

“To Many Palestinians, Obama Nobel Peace Prize Unjustified” (VOA News)

“Obama yet to deliver on Middle East” (BBC)

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

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“Christmas in Mexico” (James Tipton)

Monday, December 28th, 2009

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………………..crisis in the Middle East
………………..but in this Mexican village
………………..nine days of Christmas

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Headlines:

“Christmas in Mexico” (Douglas Dispatch)

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This poem was submitted by James Tipton (see poet biographies). Read more James Tipton on Haiku News.

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“Ten Afghan civilians killed in latest Afghan violence” (Justin Webb)

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

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after the marketplace
bomb explodes . . .
three children
tossing a head
of lettuce

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Headlines:

“Ten Afghan civilians killed in latest Afghan violence” (Monsters and Critics)

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Poem by Justin Webb (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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