Posts Tagged ‘Neal Whitman’

“Killer whale kills trainer at Orlando’s Sea World; whale Tilikum linked to two other human deaths” (Neal Whitman)

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

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orcas are known
to grab seals right off the ice—
nature abhors a vacuum

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Headlines:

“Killer whale kills trainer at Orlando’s Sea World; whale Tilikum linked to two other human deaths” (Daily News)

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

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“As Greek Drama Plays Out, Where Is Europe?” (Neal Whitman)

Friday, April 30th, 2010

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goat song
played on a flogera…
stillness

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Headlines:

“As Greek Drama Plays Out, Where Is Europe?” (New York Times)

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NOTE: A flogera is a Greek flute.

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

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“Don’t feed the raccoons” (Neal Whitman)

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

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releasing that raccoon
trapped in our trash can
ingrate

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Headlines:

“Don’t feed the raccoons” (Lee’s Summit Journal)

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

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“World’s most expensive stamp sold” (Neal Whitman)

Monday, June 14th, 2010

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my rejection letter
after almost a year—
four cents postage due

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Headlines:

“World’s most expensive stamp sold” (Dallas News)

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

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“German FM: Nefertiti bust should stay in Berlin” (Neal Whitman)

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

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Ode to Joy
on someone’s cell phone
the museum guard’s glare

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Headlines:

“German FM: Nefertiti bust should stay in Berlin” (Associated Press)

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

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“British conservatives gain seats in election, but not majority” (Neal Whitman)

Friday, June 25th, 2010

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wrong side…
the hanging tomato plant
ripens

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Headlines:

“British conservatives gain seats in election, but not majority” (McClatchy)

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

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“Sundial celebrated with tribe” (Neal Whitman)

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

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marigolds
surround the sundial:
spring forward

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Headlines:

“Sundial celebrated with tribe” (Columbia Basin Herald)

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

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“Frog Horde Closes Major Highway in Northern Greece” (Neal Whitman)

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

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Basho’s Narrow Road
in my map compartment—
watch out for frogs

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Headlines:

“Frog Horde Closes Major Highway in Northern Greece” (New York Times)

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

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“Scientist Inspired by the Dalai Lama Studies Happiness” (Neal Whitman)

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

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morning is here
one breath then another:
hiking the coast trail

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Headlines:

“Scientist Inspired by the Dalai Lama Studies Happiness” (Yahoo News)

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

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“Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?” (Neal Whitman)

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

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in the Fermi lab
more matter than anti-matter…
this matters

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“Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?” (The Sensuous Curmudgeon)

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

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