Posts Tagged ‘War Poem’

“One Way or Another: Leaving Iraq” (Dick Whyte)

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

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………………..day moon…
………………..she wonders how to tell
………………..her children
………………..their father died
………………..for nothing

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Headlines:

“One Way or Another: Leaving Iraq” (The Washington Post)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Gazans despair year after war” (Chen-ou Liu)

Monday, January 18th, 2010

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Gaza…
crying old tears
at new funerals

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Headlines:

“Gazans despair year after war” (Toronto Star)

“Israel kills 6 Palestinians in one of deadliest days since Gaza war” (Toronto Star)

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

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“Ten Afghan civilians killed in latest Afghan violence” (Justin Webb)

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

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after the marketplace
bomb explodes . . .
three children
tossing a head
of lettuce

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Headlines:

“Ten Afghan civilians killed in latest Afghan violence” (Monsters and Critics)

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Poem by Justin Webb (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“‘Nobody is winning’ Afghan war, admits McChrystal” (Matsuo Basho)

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

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………………..summer grasses
………………..all that remains
………………..of soldier’s dreams

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Headlines:

“‘Nobody is winning’ Afghan war, admits McChrystal” (NZ Herald)

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Classical Japanese haiku by Basho, translated by Dick Whyte. Read more classical Japanese translations.

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“Iraq’s artists reflect pain, trauma of the war” (Dick Whyte)

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

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home from the war
everything the same
except him

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Headlines:

“Iraq’s artists reflect pain, trauma of the war” (Associated Press)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Israeli army review: Force against flotilla activists justified” (Guy Shaked)

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

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expert commandos
armed only with toy guns
that can kill

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Headlines:

“Israeli army review: Force against flotilla activists justified” (CNN)

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Poem by Guy Shaked (see poet biographies). Read  more by this poet.

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“Most US citizens oppose Afghan war” (Bill Waters)

Friday, August 20th, 2010

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“I’ll be the soldier
and you be the terrorist”
two children playing

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Headlines:

“Most US citizens oppose Afghan war” (Press TV)

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

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“Even His Red Squeak Toy Can’t Get First Sgt. Gunner to Fight” (Michael Henry Lee)

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

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man’s best friend
all that digging
can’t bury his fear

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Headlines:

“Even His Red Squeak Toy Can’t Get First Sgt. Gunner to Fight”  (Wall Street Journal)

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Poem by Michael Henry Lee (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 30: Stella Pierdes, Ernesto P. Santiago, Vijeta Pai, S.M. Abeles, Pravat Kumar Padhy

Monday, August 6th, 2012

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“Mexicans Pay in Blood for America’s War on Drugs” (read more)

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tasting metal
the cup fills with news
of war

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Poem by Stella Pierides. Read more by this poet.

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“Heatwaves ‘proof of global warming’” (read more)

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global warming
my Armani wallet
starts to crack

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Poem by Ernesto P. Santiago. Read more by this poet.

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“Monsoon rains to hit Kerala in two days” (read more)

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memories of the last monsoon
washed away
again, it rains

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Poem by Vijeta Pai. Read more by this poet.

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“Fast Food Linked to Depression” (read more)

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burger joint
her loneliness
drenched in salt

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Poem by S.M. Abeles. Read more by this poet.

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“See India’s ‘Supermoon’ at 9pm tonight” (read more)

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super moon—
the girls busy playing
basketball

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

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