Monthly Archives: October 2015

senryu – halloween surprise

staring upward I
seem a frog steeped in water –
clouds drop like a lid

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2015

haikai no renga – waiting for the Quaternary

find it strange feeling
I’ve dropped into the far past:
campaign debates – so-called –
dinosaurs flailing about
in mires of suborning funds

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2015

haikai no renga – for those at the top, war is peace because there are no personal consequences

the fog of war thrives
in the chief’s mind long before
any shots are fired:
blind leading the blind – and all
shall fall into the abyss.

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2015

theater of the absurd

So true, dear Izzy Stone:
Every government is run by liars
and nothing they say should be believed.

Take but the U. S. in the last 50 years –
wopper after wopper without pause,
without shame, without being brought
to account – and not just words,
but nasty deeds as well and the blowback
from myriad acts of hubris and ignorance.
Truly we’ve become the new Grand Guignol.

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© Gregory Driscoll  2015

back to nature (for Lan)

the hedge has gone wild
the perilla and the mint
loosed now from her care

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2015

haikai no renga – on Putin’s taking control

time to face the facts:
our vaunted leaders know naught
about what they do
their heads are filled with neither
shinola nor shit – just shekels

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© Gregory V Driscoll 2015