Tok-singsing blong lusim haus krai bilong Kwin Elizabeth II

A poem for departing the house of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II By Michael Dom Dieu et mon droit, Elizabeth Regina Elizabeth the Great, dieu et mon droit Elizabeth Regina, peace not might Your Majesty, you were our one true Queen A queen that it was our honor to have seen You kept your faithContinue reading “Tok-singsing blong lusim haus krai bilong Kwin Elizabeth II”

The political economy of a pig farmers life

POEMS BY MICHAEL DOM Chapter 1, 28 December 2012 Until you have seen your hands blistering Until you have felt sweat break like fever Before another new gardens planting Until you have cleaned the piss and manure Cut, carried and replaced sodden bedding Until you have closed the sow with the boar Until then youContinue reading “The political economy of a pig farmers life”

Man with two wives, tributes to womenfolk who support for peace

A poem by Joseph Tambure Man Bilong Tupla Bilum Lukim man bilong tupla bilum Em sanap namel long ples singsing Nogat poret na sem no wari tu Em kisim strong long tupla bilum bilong em Sanap namel long hevi na birua No laik long harem tokpait na tokbasait Em laik soim rot long bel isiContinue reading “Man with two wives, tributes to womenfolk who support for peace”

Raymond Sigimet wonders where Superman went

A new poem A poem by Raymond Sigimet Superman Where is Superman when you need him To mend the fence when it is broken Or lift the load when it is laden I heard he’s fat and too weak to trim Where is Superman when I need him To tell me it’s okay in theContinue reading “Raymond Sigimet wonders where Superman went”

Lorraine Kluki declaims the denaturing effect of science and embraces natures vitality

Entries in the Mini-Poetry for World Environment Day 2022 Two poems by Lorraine Kluki An Invaded Home In pursuit of science The bosom of the Father Fades with the wheel of time. Fame and fortune have dethroned the son’s obligation. To inherit, watch and yield the estate given to him, from his father before hisContinue reading “Lorraine Kluki declaims the denaturing effect of science and embraces natures vitality”

Poetry reviews: Lamentations on the joy of youth

MICHAEL DOM Cry My Beloved Country, Collection of Poems and Prose 1998 – 2018, Telly Orekavala, JDT Publishing, Port Moresby, February 2019, ISBN-13: 978-1797-08-275-2 Kindle Direct Publishing, USA, 76pp. Available on Amazon $3.59 THERE are many different ways to interpret a collection of poems and prose, and so writing about such a book, for me,Continue reading “Poetry reviews: Lamentations on the joy of youth”

A new poem for the 2022 election period

Yumi save laikim suga Michael Dom | Ples Singsing Writers & Associates Yumi Papua Niugini man-meri Yumi save laikim suga Laikim suga wantaim ti Laikim suga wantaim kopi Laikim suga long kaikai Laikim suga blong loli Laikim kola na pepsi Laikim swit moa Rum n’ Berry Laikim Kopiko na laikim Lipo Em igo stret wantaimContinue reading “A new poem for the 2022 election period”

Blake Giyomwanauri imagines the loss of the Pig-nosed Turtle

A poem entered in the Mini-Poetry competition for World Environment Day, 2022 “The pig-nosed turtle (Carettochelys insculpta), also known as the pitted-shelled turtle or Fly River turtle, is a species of turtle native to northern Australia and southern New Guinea. It is the only living member of the family Carettochelyidae, which are related to softshell turtles.” (Wikipedia). The turtle features on the five-toea coin. “In Australia, the turtle suffersContinue reading “Blake Giyomwanauri imagines the loss of the Pig-nosed Turtle”

Rebecca Budiara celebrates our oceanic paradise

A poem entered in the Mini-Poetry competition for World Environment Day, 2022 Meet Gladys Habu of Solomon Islands (Picture below), who’s story features at GenOcean. GenOcean is the official campaign of the UN Ocean Decade 2021-2030, made possible with generous support from the Government of Japan. Campaign managed by Reelmedia Film Ltd. www.reelmediafilm.com Ocean – MyContinue reading “Rebecca Budiara celebrates our oceanic paradise”

Saya Atase hears Mother Earth

A poem entered in the Mini-Poetry competition for World Environment Day, 2022 What are you doing? Where are you going? My child What are you doing? Where are you going? I sculptured lush rainforests for you Scattered them skillfully on your mountain tops to the flat plains Graciously So you can breathe so you canContinue reading “Saya Atase hears Mother Earth”