Posts Tagged ‘Romney’

Vol. 1 No. 6: Claire Everett, Michael Henry Lee, Bill Kenney, Janet Lynn Davis, Neal Whitman

Monday, February 20th, 2012

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“Whitney Houston, US singer and actress, dies aged 48″ (BBC)

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dirty linen…
deep in the thicket
a nightingale

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Poem by Claire Everett. Read more by this poet.

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“University Selling Morning After Pill In Vending Machine” (WTAE)

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morning after
the world’s population
minus one

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

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“Romney Is Focus as Battle in G.O.P. Takes Sharp Edge” (New York Times)

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primary –
the politician takes a stand
against politics

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Poem by Bill Kenney. Read more by this poet.

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“Facebook’s Zuckerberg, Accel Partners Biggest Winners in IPO” (Business Week)

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IPO looming. . .
Zuckerberg’s face poised
to grow bigger

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

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“Russia Gives New U.S. Envoy a Cold Reception” (NY Times)

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third class ticket
ruffles the diplomat’s feathers
the Party’s over

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Poem by Neal Whitman. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 7: Bill Kenney, Robert Moyer, Chen-ou Liu, Lorin Ford

Monday, February 27th, 2012

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“Should a Life Coach Have a Life First?” (NY Times)

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February wind
my life coach asks
for a loan

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Poem by Bill Kenney. Read more by this poet.

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“How Massage Heals Sore Muscles” (New York Times)

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he tells his wife
it was for sore muscles
credit card bill

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Poem by Robert Moyer. Read more by this poet.

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“Romney’s 1 Percent Nation Under God” (Truth Dig)

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the one percent
or ninety-nine percent,
does it matter?
I gaze at In God We Trust
on my old dollar bill

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Poem by Chen-ou Liu. Read more by this poet.

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“When to Quote Poetry or Moan Like a Moorhen: The Kama Sutra, Newly Translated” (New York Times)

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new Kama Sutra
on my coffee-stained desk
the memory
of her moaning
in the winter mist

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Poem by Chen-ou Liu. Read more by this poet.

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“Was it suicide? Decomposing body found 30ft up TREE in Australia identified as young missing U.S. nanny, 22, working abroad” (Mail Online)

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no boundaries
in the wishing tree
endless summer

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Poem by Lorin Ford. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 16: Nu Quang, Claire Everett, Robert Moyer, William T. Shehan IV, Pravat Kumar Padhy

Monday, April 30th, 2012

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“Romney vows to help Puerto Rico attain statehood with voters’ backing” (read more)

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fickle moon . . .
taking vows
without the altar

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Poem by Nu Quang. Read more by this poet.

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“Thich Nhat Hanh: in 100 years there may be no more humans on planet earth” (read more)

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morning lake…
did you teach the mountain
to sit zazen?

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Poem by Claire Everett. Read more by this poet.

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“Puberty Before Age 10: A New ‘Normal?’” (read more)

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10 years old
she adjusts her bra
while playing dolls

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Poem by Robert Moyer. Read more by this poet.

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“NATO reports deaths of 3 troops in Afghanistan” (read more)

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seeds of war
yields atrocities—
poppy fields

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Poem by William T. Shehan IV. Read more by this poet.

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“Rebuilding Japan” (read more)

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barren field—
grass grows slowly
next morning

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

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Vol. 1 No. 25: Rita Odeh, Donall Dempsey, Nu Quang, Angie Werren

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

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“Expecting cease-fire to fail, Syrian rebels train for urban civil war” (read more)

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expected war—
shutting my eyes, I see
the sparrow’s song

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet.

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“Farmers benefit from soaring prices of rapeseed oil” (read more)

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rape
painting the mountain
yellow

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Poem by Donall Dempsey. Read more by this poet.

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“Gingrich ends campaign; no outright endorsement for Romney” (read more)

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ebb tide
praying for a full moon…
the next cycle

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Poem by Nu Quang. Read more by this poet.

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“One in ten Britons now have pet fish” (read more)

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fish bowl—
all the things
we don’t see

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Poem by Angie Werren. Read more by this poet.

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