Posts Tagged ‘President Obama’

“Security Council Adopts Nuclear Arms Measure” (Paul Smith)

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

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………………..New York fall
………………..covering a multitude
………………..of sins
………………..up on stage
………………..handshakes & smiles

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Headlines:

“Security Council Adopts Nuclear Arms Measure”  (New York Times)

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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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“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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“During Visit, Obama Skirts Chinese Political Sensitivities” (Chen-ou Liu)

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

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………………..eating
………………..a McDonald’s happy meal
………………..in Tiananmen Square
………………..so many students
………………..were killed

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Headlines:

“During Visit, Obama Skirts Chinese Political Sensitivities” (New York Times)

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This poem was submitted by Chen-ou Liu (see poet biographies). Read more Chen-ou Liu on Haiku News.

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“Obama Adds Troops, but Maps Exit Plan” (Bill Kenney)

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

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troop buildup
the mountains know
no timeline

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Headlines:

“Obama Adds Troops, but Maps Exit Plan” (New York Times)

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Poem by Bill Kenney (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Furor swirls over White House gatecrashers” (Laryalee Fraser)

Friday, December 11th, 2009

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guest list—
a bare maple bathed
in moon-glow

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Headlines:

“Furor swirls over White House gatecrashers” (CBN News)

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Poem by Laryalee Fraser (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize Speech Notes Irony Of Award During Wartime” (Chen-ou Liu)

Friday, January 8th, 2010

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a dove perches
on the stone lion’s head…
winter sun

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Headlines:

“Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize Speech Notes Irony Of Award During Wartime” (Huffington Post)

“Obama’s War and Peace: How the president accepted the Nobel while sending more troops to fight in Afghanistan” (Slate)

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

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“Iowa Billboard Linking Obama With Hitler Removed” (Bill Waters)

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

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Tea Party–
Obama is forced to sit
with Hitler

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Headlines:

“Iowa Billboard Linking Obama, Hitler Removed” (Yahoo News)

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Poem by Bill Waters (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Oy Vey, Obama” (Robert Moyer)

Friday, October 8th, 2010

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breakfast news
both Obama and my bagel
schmeared

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Headlines:

“Oy Vey, Obama” (New York Times)

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Poem by Robert Moyer (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 11: Steve Wilkinson, Bill Kenney, Jack Galmitz, Garry Eaton, Pravat Kumar Padhy

Monday, March 26th, 2012

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“Companies promised fee for giving ex-prisoners work” (read more)

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rehabilitated
the cash till drawer
closes slowly

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Poem by Steve Wilkinson. Read more by this poet.

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“Obama Shift on Providing Contraceptives Splits Critics” (read more)

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the Church teaches . . .
will the Bishops
ever learn?

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Poem by Bill Kenney. Read more by this poet.

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“Workers Struggles: The Americas” (read more)

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a mural
of marching workers
moulded over

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Poem by Jack Galmitz. Read more by this poet.

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“Philadelphia Regulates Brotherly Love to Curb Homeless Picnics” (read more)

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teaching his dog
..to sit
a homeless man

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Poem by Garry Eaton. Read more by this poet.

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“Unrest in Arab World” (read more)

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the Arab spring—
blending the color of difference
into a white rose

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Poem by Pravat Kumar Padhy. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 34: Aditya Bahl, Michael Goglia, Michael Henry Lee, Armando H. Corbelle, Alicia Hilton

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

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“Obama: India making FDI too restrictive” (read more)

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FDI restrictions…
the demoiselle cranes arrive
for another season

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Poem by Aditya Bahl. Read more by this poet.

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“Conference to Discuss if Geo-Engineers are Playing God with Our Weather” (read more)

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chemtrails…
two black jets
make love

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Poem by Michael Goglia. Read more by this poet. This poem was also recently published in Four Virtual Haiku Poets, featuring Michael Goglia, Scott Terrill, Brendan Slater and Colin Stewart Jones (published by Yet To Be Named Free Press). We highly recommend checking it out!

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“Actor Andy Griffith dead at 86″ (read more)

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huckleberry season—
must all good things
end this way

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

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“Zambian miners kill Chinese supervisor over pay” (read more)

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spectral images
coal miners emerging
from hell

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Poem by Armando H. Corbelle. Read more by this poet.

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“Monsoon picks up pace in North India” (read more)

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monsoon
she wraps her jacket
around a loaf of bread

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Poem by Alicia Hilton. Read more by this poet. First published in the Taj Mahal Review (Vol. 11, No. 1, 2012).

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