The “Elgin Marbles”


The “Elgin Marbles”

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The “Elgin Marbles” ... You dare call them that!
... as if your larceny could be justified
by such a vile name! It just reeks of scat,
a moniker no Grecian can abide!Lord” Elgin, axing stones, you hauled them off,  
with Ottoman connivance in your grasp,
your crime a mortal sin at which we scoff,
your pride of possession worthy of an asp!
By shaming Athen’s pride, the Parthenon,
your imperial gall’s outstripped your sins,
your every game you play another con,
another ploy in sick political spins.  
   The British Museum claims, “It’s for the best!”
   and touts your barefaced lies as if in jest.

Richard Vallance

April 20 2019

senryu – Parthenon’s marbles = les marbres du Parthenon


senryu – Parthenon’s marbles = les marbres du Parthenon

Parthenon’s marbles
stuffed in the British Museum  – 
hall of horrors!

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les marbres du Parthenon
dans le British Museum  – 
quelle salle d’horreurs !  

Richard Vallance

The theft of the Parthenon marbles by Lord Elgin and the British from 1801 to 1812 is one of the most appalling crimes of highway robbery in all history! It is a filthy act of depredation, and it deserves nothing less than our condemnation and scorn. But of course the British at the British Museum are disgusting idiots who simply cannot see the writing on the wall!

senryu – so many slaughtered = massacre – horreur!


senryu – so many slaughtered = massacre – horreur!

so many slaughtered
in Christchurch mosques  –
Allah weeps and wails!

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massacre – horreur!
dans les mosquées à Christchurch –
Allah pleure, gémit !

Richard Vallance

What an appalling act of vicious terrorism in the name of so-called white supremacy!

Quel acte épouvantable de térrorisme brutal au nom de la soi-disant suprématie des blancs !


summer haiku d’été – Sherlock Holmes crow = corbeau Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes crow
ripping off the knife
from the crime scene!

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corbeau Sherlock Holmes
qui arrache le couteau
du lieu du crime !

Richard Vallance

Ripley’s Believe-it-or-not, this little bugger actually pulled off this stunt in Vancouver, Canada!

Aussi incroyable que cela paraisse, ce bougre méchant a vraiment eu l’audace de voler un couteau du lieu d’un crime à Vancouver au Canada !


Unkind: in commemoration of the savage attack on a Muslim mosque in Quebec City, Sunday, January 29, 2017


Unkind

in commemoration of the savage attack on a Muslim mosque
in Quebec City, Sunday, January 29, 2017

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3 So watch yourselves. “If your brother or sister sins against you,
rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them. 
4 Even if they sin against you seven times in a day, and seven times
come back to you saying ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them.” 

Luke 17: 3-4


Is humankind so kind or so unkind
we have embraced and have abandoned love
we harmonized ... or despotize to blind
ourselves to pitying the mourning dove? —
or mob ourselves with xenophobic crime? —
and chase our dreams but chase them all away? —
We pillorize our neighbours half the time,
while terrorizing those for whom we pray.
Come on! What, come again?  Can you explain
why our religion has to reign supreme,
while theirs and yours must suffer mindless pain
to kill our worlds that no one can redeem. 
     Excuse me, God... Hey, do You give a damn
     as we expose our souls to another scam?


Richard Vallance,


January 30, 2017