Posts Tagged ‘Paul Smith’

“Afghanistan’s Sham Army” (Paul Smith)

Friday, November 13th, 2009

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………………..Afghan war—
………………..from east to west
………………..shadows lengthen

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Headlines:

“Afghanistan’s Sham Army” (Information Clearing House)

“Afghanistan: Karzai Rival ‘Withdrew Under US Pressure’” (Information Clearing House)

“These People Just Want To Be Left Alone” (Information Clearing House)

“Gordon Brown Signals Start of Britain’s Afghanistan Exit Strategy” (Telegraph)

“Gordon Brown Says Sorry to Mother in Condolence Letter Row” (Guardian)

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

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“Oldest US newspaper for gays and lesbians shutting down” (Paul Smith)

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

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………………..beneath the sign
………………..a look that also says
………………..‘closing down’

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Headlines:

“LGBT Paper ‘Washington Blade’ To File For Bankruptcy And Close” (NowPublic)

“Oldest US newspaper for gays and lesbians shutting down” (Associated Free Press)

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

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“Obama: Too much debt could fuel double-dip recession” (Paul Smith)

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

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………………..deepening recession
………………..she spends twice as long
………………..in half the shops

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Headlines:

“Obama: Too much debt could fuel double-dip recession” (Reuters)

“What if a Recovery Is All in Your Head?” (New York Times)

“Recession Blog” (Recession.org)

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

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“U.N. questions if Iran has other nuclear sites” (Paul Smith)

Friday, December 4th, 2009

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………………..first site inspection
………………..uncovering more cause
………………..for insecurity

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Headlines:

“U.N. questions if Iran has other nuclear sites” (Washington Post)

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

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“A tiny miracle as boy trapped for 3 days in Haiti is reunited with mother” (Paul Smith)

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

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………………..pulled from the rubble
………………..a tiny face
………………..moves the world

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Headlines:

“A tiny miracle as boy trapped for 3 days in Haiti is reunited with mother” (Times Online)

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Poem by Paul Smith (see poet biographies). Read more Paul Smith on Haiku News. Our deepest sympathy goes out to those surviving in Haiti.

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“Honeymoon over for many same-sex couples as divorces double” (Paul Smith)

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

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honeymoon over—
our new neighbors
unpack their baggage

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Headlines:

“Honeymoon over for many same-sex couples as divorces doubles” (The Telegraph)

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Poem by Paul Smith (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet. This poem originally appeared on Paul’s Twitter site where he regularly publishes poetry.

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“Sky spy: Waxing, gibbous moon is place to look” (Paul Smith)

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

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a part of me
is missing too—
gibbous moon

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Headlines:

“Sky spy: Waxing, gibbous moon is place to look” (Arizona Daily Star)

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Poem by Paul Smith (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet. This poem originally appeared on Paul’s Twitter site where he regularly publishes poetry.

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“UNDP Fiji: Communities must be first to react to a disaster” (Paul Smith)

Friday, September 17th, 2010

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talk of Fuji
at breakfast
corn flakes
piled high
covered with milk

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Headlines:

“UNDP Fiji: Communities must be first to react to a disaster” (Prevention Web)

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

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Vol. 1 No. 9: Paul Smith, John McManus, Bill Kenney, Robert Moyer, Neal Whitman

Monday, March 12th, 2012

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“St. Petersburg Homosexuality Bill” (Huffington Post)

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looking on…
the mountain’s silence
says it all

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Poem by Paul Smith. Read more by this poet.

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“Riot police break up anti-Putin protest” (NZ Herald)

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morning sickness
I pause the footage
of last night’s riot

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Poem by John McManus. Read more by this poet.

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“Santorum Upsets G.O.P. Race With Three Victories” (NY Times)

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consensus:
the people’s choice is
Somebody Else

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Poem by Bill Kenney. Read more by this poet.

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“The Flub Watch Never Stops for Obama’s Team” (NY Times)

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freeway exit
his sign claims he is
the one per cent

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Poem by Robert Moyer. Read more by this poet.

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“Franc Farwell: France bids adieu to its former money” (The Globe and Mail)

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loose change
under my couch cushion
whoopie!

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Poem by Neal Whitman. Read more by this poet.

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Vol 1 No. 50: Paul Smith, Robert Moyer, Claire Everett, Aditya Bahl, Angie Werren

Monday, December 17th, 2012

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“Lack of Safe Drinking Water Kills Over 3,000 Liberians Annually” (read more)

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trailing my hand
through the water
for a moment
more river
than man

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Poem by Paul Smith. Read more by this poet. Previously published in Blithe Spirit (V21, N4).

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“When the Ants Went Marching, the Cameras Started Rolling” (read more)

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squirrel…
the ants match in
the ants march out

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Poem by Robert Moyer. Read more by this poet.

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“Farnley Tyas ash dieback saplings destroyed at nursery” (read more)

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soot
on the billy can…
ash tree wind

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Poem by Claire Everett. Read more by this poet.

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“Rioters torch 12 Buddhist temples in Bangladesh” (read more)

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set on fire…
Buddha continues
to bless

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Poem by Aditya Bahl. Read more by this poet.

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“Gun laws not necessarily solution to gun violence: Canadian lawyer” (read more)

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a hawk screams sediment in my tea

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Poem by Angie Werren. Read more by this poet.

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