Archive for December, 2016

Haiku Duet, Happy Hogmanay

December 31, 2016

“Pop the cork and throw – it out, this bottle will not – return to the shelf”

“May the New Year bring – you health and enough money – to retire on”

Haiku Trilogy, More Ghost Ships Will Set Sail

December 31, 2016

1. “Secret parties thrive – despite lacking safe exits, – stairways and sprinklers”

2. “Lazy inspectors – and unscrupulous owners – enable death traps”

3. “Secret parties in – warehouses are cremations – waiting to happen”

Haiku, Only Fools Deny Climate Change

December 29, 2016

The scary, unimpeachable evidence that climate change is already here

“Rain forests have been – cleared, polar ice has melted, –¬† coral reefs have died”

Haiku Quartet: Capitalism, 101

December 29, 2016

1. “Hucksters have always – been allowed to pillage and – rob Americans”

2. “They used every means – even fraud and deception – to make their fortunes”

3. “America was – built and ruled on the backs of – exploited workers”

4. “If you cheat me I – won’t sue you, the law is too – slow, I’ll ruin you”

Haiku, Funny Lady

December 29, 2016

“Carol Burnett made – some of the funniest skits¬† – on TV ever”

Haiku, Train Appeal

December 29, 2016

“A fascinating – history of railroading – even for foamers”

Haiku, A Thousand Years Ago

December 28, 2016

“A city larger – than Paris or London stood – on East St. Louis”

Setlist for 2016 to soon be over with

December 28, 2016

1. The Last Thing On My Mind “Underneath our feet, the subway’s rumblin’ Underground, underground”, 2. Four Strong Winds “Still I wish you’d change your mind If I asked you one more time”, 3. Roddy McCorley “For Antrim town! for Antrim town! He led them to the fray”, 4. Pack Up Your Sorrows “No one beside you, no one to hide you And nobody knows where you are”, 5. Sugar Babe “You don’t treat me like you used to do”, 6. Joe Hill “‘Takes more than guns to kill a man’ said Joe, ‘and I ain’t dead'”, 7. Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right “You just kinda wasted my precious time”, 8. Freight Train “Place the stones at my head and feet And tell them I’ve gone to sleep”, 9. Colours “Yellow is the colour of my true love’s hair”, 10. Changes “Green leaves of summer turn red in the fall, To brown and to yellow they fade”

Haiku, The Latke Makers

December 26, 2016

“Especially in – the kitchen mothers and sons – share a special bond”

Haiku, Ghost Ship Death Trap

December 26, 2016

“Thirty-six people – died yet the Fire Station – could see the Ghost Ship”