by “Wired Clues” Abe
With colourful boats,
the baby in the bath tub,
by “Wired Clues” Abe
F/V Lucky Dragon 5
caught powdered death ash.
by “Wired Clues” Abe
Much he does not know,
the seven-month old baby,
whose dad died today.
“Wired Clues” Abe is a poet using Japanese forms united with technology, who although he appreciates the Gendai movement and New Rising Haiku, very much admires traditional haiku. The international pop icon Gojira first appeared in 1954. The movie “Godzilla” pioneered suitmation, where a suited stunt performer interacts with miniature sets. The death ash that fell upon the tuna fishing vessel F/V Lucky Dragon Five contained strontium-90, cesium-137, selenium-141, and uranium-237 on March 1, 1954.
According to coronavirus death counts, China has,
5,000 deaths. That’s fewer than Hong Kong or Honduras.
The fisheries of Vietnam reject the Chinese ban
around the Isles of Paracel, and ramming fishing boats.
It seems that “Bongbong” Marcos is about to win the race
for Filipino President within the coming days.
An Egyptian Moment
by W. Israel Ebecud
Now a man from the house of Levi went
and took to wife a daughter of Levi.
The woman conceived, bore a son, and when
she saw him, that he was a goodly child,
she hid him three months. When she could hide him
no longer, she took for him a basket
made of bulrushes, and then daubed it with
bitumen and pitch, put the child in it,
and placed it in the reeds by the river.
His sister stood at a distance to watch
what would be done to him. Now the daughter
of Pharaoh came to the water to wash.
When she saw the basket among the reeds,
she sent her maid to fetch it. When opened,
she saw the baby crying, felt for its needs.
“Lo, this is one of the Hebrews’ children.”
His sister then said, “Shall I call a nurse?”
“Go,” Pharaoh’s daughter said. The girl pages
their mother to come forth to these waters.
“Nurse this child for me. I’ll give you wages,”
said Pharaoh’s daughter. So the woman took
the child, nursed him, and the child grew; so she
brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter [as the Book
of his says]. And she named him Moshe,
“Because I drew him out of the water.”
W. Israel Ebecud is a poet of Israel. This tale of Moshe (flourished 14th – 13th BC) comes from Exodus 2: 1-10.
Willy Joseph Cancel
by War di Belecuse
While fighting with Ukrainians against the Russian force,
he died, the former USA Marine, in war’s fierce course.
He—Willy Joseph Cancel—was but twenty-two years old,
supporting the Ukrainians against fiend Putin’s fold.
He left behind his family, his wife named Brittany,
as well, a seven-month-old baby—bitter misery.
For them the hard part just begins. O, will it never end?
No body found; for it was grab the body or die then.
Though he’d been given a bad conduct discharge some time back,
he proved the heart-felt bravery so many others lack.
War di Belecuse is a poet of war.
An Occurrence at Belgorod Bridge
by Slade W. U. Bierce
A tall man stood upon a railway bridge in Belgorod,
his hands placed in his pockets, looking at the sabotage.
But who had done this deed, the reportage did not convey.
A man surveyed the wreckage, in blue jacket, pants of grey.
The governor wrote: only railway track has been destroyed,
the reasons will be given later, casualties were void.
Near the Donbas, just four miles from the border of Ukraine:
could this be a false flag of Russian op’ratives again?
Six Russian regions on the border raised their terror threat.
Beyond, in Bucha, counts are firmed, more than four-hundred dead.
Slade W. U. Bierce is a poet fond of realist fiction, as that found in American Realist short story writer and acerbic humourist Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914).
A PostPlatonic Brush
by Ercules Edibwa
I saw some old god brushing teeth beside the Parthenon,
a picture that was hanging up upon a bathroom wall.
Upon his baggy torso, an old green tee-shirt was draped;
short silver hair was swirled round the bald spots of his pate.
His craggy body, shaggy, shoddy, tightened at his hem,
appeared like as a cratered moon, there was so much of him.
And on completion of the scrubbing, rubbing, cleansing rinse,
he took the mint, waxed floss and and drew it through the Athens mist.
Ercules Edibwa is a poet of Classical Athens. The Parthenon, located on the Acropolis in Athens, was completed in 438 BC, considered the height of Doric order.
by Ewald E. Eisbruc
The final movement of Sonata Number Eleven
by Mozart is the lively Alla Turca: Allegrett’.
O, yes, it’s so vivacious, animated, frolicksome,
carousing, rousing, like a Janissaries company.
Triangles, cymbals, piccolos, percussions, throughout all,
a military march with steady pulse and two-beat bar.
Piano start in the A-Minor key, then off to A,
dynamic in its energy, crescendoing forte.
Its energy insouciant and its rhythms ecstasy,
inspiring and untiring in its race from x to z.
Ewald E. Eisbruc is a poet of Classical music. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) was an Austrian composer of the Classical period.
by Bruc “Diesel” Awe
The diesel engine’s more efficient than those run by gas.
A match tossed in a pool of diesel will go out—not blast!
More biodiesel’s being made than not so long ago;
at higher altitudes, diesel has more get up and go!
The diesel engine does much better less than 65*,
and isn’t hardly dirtier than gasoline supplied.
As diesel prices climb across the Globe, some are surprised,
for diesel is the fuel that drives economies worldwide.
Trucks use it to haul goods, from Canada to New Zealand,
from China to Iran, from Finland to South Africa.
And diesel’s also used in trains and harvesting on farms,
as well as fishing boats and ships that carry goods, like cars.
Bruc “Diesel” Awe is a poet of fuel. Rudolph Diesel (1858-1913) was a late 19th century German engineer. *65 miles per hour. Total fossil fuel production, oil, natural gas, coal, leaders are 1. USA, 2. Russia, 3. Iran, 4. Canada, 5. Qatar, 6. China, 7. Norway, 8. Australia, 9. Saudi Arabia, 10. Algeria. Diesel fuel produces many harmful pollutants when it is burned, like ground-level ozone and particulate matter. China produces 46% of the World’s coal.
A Circle on the Earth
by Aw “Curbside” Lee
A circle of 4000 kílométers, round Yuxi,
is more than half of Earth’s bioavailability,
containing Indonesia, China, India, Thailand,
Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Pakistan.
Aw “Curbside” Lee is a poet of industry.
The Ministry of Truth
by Eric Awesud Ble
The Biden Admin has set up a Ministry of Truth,
Disinformation Governance, to counter lies, forsooth,
about election fraud, corruption in the government,
false data on pandemic “fact” and immigration bent.
The Board is led by faultless expert Nina Jankowicz,
in the Department of Homeland Security, to wit,
that’s done a great job at the border of the USA,
at least that is what many of its strong supporters say.
The Board will monitor misinformation found online,
like Putin’s war against all those who would dare to opine.
Protecting democratic institutions is the goal.
To freely speak is dangerous. The Board must halt its flow.
Eric Awesud Ble is a poet fond of the prose of British Modernist Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950).
Shehbaz Sharif berated Imran Khan for censorship;
and said his government is loyal to freedom of speech.
Shehbaz Sharif is the newly elected Prime Minister of Pakistan. Pakistan is a nation of around 220,000,000.