The “Elgin Marbles” 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 Parthenon’s marbles stuffed in the British Museum – hall of horrors! 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! so many slaughtered in Christchurch mosques – Allah weeps and wails! 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! 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 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