Posts Tagged ‘Paul David Mena’

“Rain showers moving through county” (Paul David Mena)

Friday, April 8th, 2011

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more snow
nobody notices
my two-day stubble

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“Rain showers moving through county” (Sign On San Diego)

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Poem by Paul David Mena (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 24: Paul David Mena, Johnny Baranski, Steven Cottingham, Angie LaPaglia

Monday, June 25th, 2012

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“With employment hard to come by, parents and children face new day-to-day reality” (read more)

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silent crows—
my son asks
for a loan

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Poem by Paul David Mena. Read more by this poet.

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“Egypt Moves Closer To Military Rule, Civil War, Or Both” (read more)

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amid war and rumors of war
another grandchild
on the way

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Poem by Johnny Baranski. Read more by this poet. See the original haiga here.

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“Collateral Damage Or Crimes Of War? Women, children among 18 Afghans dead in NATO wedding strike” (read more)

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praying
at my son’s grave…
early autumn

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Poem by Steven Cottingham. Read more by this poet.

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“Celebrating Father’s Day Without Dad” (read more)

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father’s day
the seed heads
not letting go

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Poem by Angie LaPaglia. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 28: Aditya Bahl, Manu Kant, Paul David Mena, Steven Cottingham, Dick Whyte

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

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“Element of doubt enough to save John Terry as Chelsea captain is cleared of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand” (read more)

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discussing racism…
I order
a black tea

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Poem by Aditya Bahl. Read more by this poet.

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“Beggars beg as last resort: Activists” (read more)

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beggar at the mall
his hands
open close open close

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Poem by Manu Kant. Read more by this poet.

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“Americans react to historic health care decision” (read more)

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dirty snow
news of a friend
in the ICU

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Poem by Paul David Mena. Read more by this poet.

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“Ordeal of Pinoy on death row in Saudi for 12 years may finally end” (read more)

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autumn leaves…
everyone on death row
a number

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Poem by Steven Cottingham. Read more by this poet.

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“Dolphins appear to do nonlinear mathematics” (read more)

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moonless sky…
the dolphin counting
stars

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Poem by Dick Whyte. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 38: Paul David Mena, Johnny Baranski, Robert D. Wilson, Michael Henry Lee, Alan Summers

Monday, October 1st, 2012

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“Palestine and the Syrian ‘Baath’ revolution” (read more)

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cactus flower—
crossing the river
with two names

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Poem by Paul David Mena. Read more by this poet.

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“Inventors Joel Spira and Ruth Rodale Spira bring Asian pears to Pennsylvania” (read more)

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long before I came
long after I leave
blossoming pear

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Poem by Johnny Baranski. Read more by this poet.

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“Viral infection hits Himalayan blue sheep in wild” (read more)

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marmot . . .
the trees you dream
have no leaves

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

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“Texas judge plans for ‘civil war’ if Obama re-elected” (read more)

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…………..election year—
an early snow falls
……..on the haves and have nots

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

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“The wedding dress and shoes of tragic bride who fell from rocks and drowned during photo-shoot” (read more)

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rain on the river?
when does white become
its darkest colour

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Poem by Alan Summers. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 43: Laurence Stacey, Paul David Mena, Jimmy The Peach, Janet Lynn Davis, Stella Pierides

Monday, November 5th, 2012

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“The Election Is Tomorrow, and Americans Still Don’t Understand Obamacare” (read more)

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her illness
beyond our care
winter birds

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Poem by Laurence Stacey. Read more by this poet.

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“The Permanent Militarization of America” (read more)

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fresh snow
my Marine son signs up
for another four years

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Poem by Paul David Mena. Read more by this poet.

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“No rest for the wicked” (read more)

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may day
every poem is
political

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Poem by Jimmy the Peach. Read more by this poet.

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“Colleges offer veterans classes to ease transition” (read more)

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my eyes scan
the wall of heroes
at Walmart—
why should I expect
to understand bravery?

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Poem by Janet Lynn Davis. Read more by this poet.

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“Teen spirit: What’s it really like to be a teenager?” (read more)

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eating rhubarb
faster than it grows
young love

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Poem by Stella Pierides. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 2 No. 4: Robert D. Wilson, Paul David Mena, Jenny Ward Angyal, Dick Whyte

Monday, January 21st, 2013

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“Oak Lawn to hold candlelight vigil for Connecticut school shooting victims” (read more)

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short night . . .
candles speaking
to candles . . .

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

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“Obama seeks American support to pressure Congress on gun control” (read more)

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gun control—
the girl I was staring at
flexes her biceps

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Poem by Paul David Mena. Read more by this poet.

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“Police: 20 children among 26 victims of Connecticut school shooting” (read more)

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twenty
children murdered
close to home
the dark of the moon
so clear tonight

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Poem by Jenny Ward Angyal. Read more by this poet.

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“US firearms sales up amid gun control fears” (read more)

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seagull’s cry…
after the shooting
record gun sales

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Poem by Dick Whyte. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 2 No, 18: Paul David Mena, Mark Brager, Lauren Mayhew

Friday, May 24th, 2013

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“Unexpected Health Insurance Rate Shock” (read more)

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dirty snow
my uninsured friend
in search of a hospital

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Poem by Paul David Mena. Read more by this poet.

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“Cicadas Coming to U.S. East Coast This Spring” (read more)

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dreaming
a song of the earth…
cicadas

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Poem by Mark Brager. Read more by this poet.

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“Man shot dead by FBI knew Tamerlan Tsarnaev” (read more)

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morning after
the bombings
birdsong

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Poem by Lauren Mayhew. Read more by this poet.

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