Posts Tagged ‘Winter’

“The Thin Veil of Racism: The Burden of the Obama Presidency” (Dick Whyte)

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

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………………..outbursts
………………..of racism toward
………………..Obama
………………..the coming of summer
………………..leaves me cold

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Headlines:

“The Thin Vein of Racism: The Burden of the Obama Presidency” (Non-Profit Quarterly)

“Racism is Certainly One Component of Disrespect Toward Obama” (The American Muslim)

“Obama Says Race Is’ Not The Overriding Issue Here’” (New York Times)

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

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“Cold weather: winter is chilliest ‘in many people’s memory’” (James Tipton)

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

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………………..black miniskirt
………………..at five below zero
………………..her priorities are clear

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Headlines:

“Cold weather: winter is chilliest ‘in many people’s memory’” (Christian Science Monitor)

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Poem by James Tipton (see poet biographies). First published in Modern Haiku (Feb, 1997). Read more James Tipton on Haiku News.

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“Japan tackles Asia’s food issues” (James Tipton)

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

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………………..winter coming
………………..eating potatoes
………………..with a single chopstick

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Headlines:

“Japan tackles Asia’s food issues” (Daily Yomiuri)

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Poem by James Tipton (see poet biographies). First published in Heron Quarterly (Vol. 1, No. 4, Oct. 1997). Read more by this poet.

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“Wyoming, Colorado get dumping of spring snow” (Anon)

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

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………………..so much snow…
………………..there is no place
………………..to go snow viewing

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Headlines:

“Wyoming, Colorado get dumping of spring snow” (Associated Press)

“February storms cost Baltimore about $36 million” (The Baltimore Sun)

“Cottage country digs out from heavy snowfall” (The Star)

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Anonymous 18th century senryu translated by Dick Whyte (see Donald Keene, ‘World Within Walls’ for the original Japanese). Read more classical Japanese poetry.

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