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Internment Haiku

Internment Haiku from “May Sky : There Is Always Tomorrow : An Anthology of Japanese Aerican Concentration Camp Kaiko Haiku.” Compiled, Translated, and Prefaced by Violet Kazue de Cristoforo. ZANSHO MICHI SHIROSHI RETSUSHI MAMORARETE YUKU NIPPON JIN Lingering summer heat Japanese proceeding under guard on dusty white road   YANEURA ITA TO FUTOI DENSEN TO...

QUESTIONS ANSWERED ONLINE

QUESTIONS ANSWERED ONLINE by era Q: If you had a time machine that could travel into the past, what era would you visit? A:Hmmm. +Anywhere? Advance scouting would be helpful, history is notoriously inaccurate, and locals may be thuggish. The honored guest of an ancient “High” Civilization’s great Artist. Nice RPG. Sent 9:06 AM Q:If...

TROUBLES

– marty liboff (sung to a reggae beat) Troubles here, there and everywhere. A troubled time, a troubled mind a world gone blind. Troubles all around me more and more troubles I see. Troubles we all share pain and suffering we all bear. Trouble and more trouble troubles come on the double. Troubles all around...

I’d Like to Punch Fred Astaire in the Nose

I’d Like to Punch Fred Astaire in the Nose marty liboff I fell in love and gave her a rose she said I’m too short & have a big nose. I saw an old movie musical with Fred & Ginger he was short but was a great dancer and singer. So I crooned and sang...

Yunus Emre

Knowledge should mean a full grasp of knowledge: Knowledge means to know yourself, heart and soul. If you have failed to understand yourself, Then all of your reading has missed its call. What is the purpose of reading those books? So that Man can know the All-Powerful. If you have read, but failed to understand,...

vote slides now

vote slides now alan rodman big true blue sky blowing off all those puffy gray clods today some oblivious fool once cast his grim shade bringing down cold rain no ice cream castles after such hassles such a scare don’t stare there’s feathered canyons in his hair now he tweets out furiously moan and piss...

Xianna

Xianna alan rodman * An injury to one is an injury to all. Let us be ones who rise up for some mistreated or forgotten child, and hold a thought for those barred from hope and those taken away. Xianna, disappeared child, was a trusting hungry frightened innocent very young person. Wrongs call for an...

Fatherly Advice For Azad on his thirtieth

  They say, live every day of your life As if it’s your last. This can be done only by a person Who wants to end his life. I say, live every moment of your life, As if you are just born Such as the day you removed The training wheels from your bike. Surprised...
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