Monthly Archives: June 2013

senryu – distinction sans différence

there are leaks and ‘leaks’.
the first: concealed crimes; second,
‘deep background’ – uh, lies.

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2013

senryu – double standard, u. s . style

‘rule of law’:  POTUS
demands others follow it-
he flouts it freely

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2013

senryu – ‘oh say can you see’

ten yogurt brands   but
two parties: ‘democracy’
in america

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2013

haiku – moments before storm

sky  swirling whites  grays
the sun veiled   the wind rising
earth waits for rain’s touch

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2013

the nonpareil – for Lan

when you walk   you dance
you speak and music sounds
you go silent and night falls
you but smile and dawn breaks
your arms are time itself
your eyes   remembrance
your lips  all that which
enchants the world
and your spirit–   words
fail me completely

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2013

senryu – by their fruits, you will know them

seems all the chief’s acts
belie his stirring speeches
mailed fist   velvet glove

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2013

half torment half joy

if I could
I would rip from my breast
this heart of mine
half torment   half joy
and fling it into the heavens
where it would become a sea of stars
to be your companions forever
but I cannot    I’m not so brave
so I let it remain here
in my aching breast
it becomes a stone
whose only value
is your name
etched upon it
a stone whose only brilliance
has been to be the mirror
of your peerless beauty
oh my perfect one   I love you still
stone that I am

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2013