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 – crow stealing dentures = dentiers volés crow stealing dentures from an old man – toothless ole’ groggin le beau corbeau vole les dentiers d’un vieillard – enfin édenté Richard Vallance
summer haiku d’été – crow with an I-Phone = corbeau avec un I-Phone crow with an I-Phone smack-dab in his talons on the sky net corbeau avec un I-Phone arraché dans ses talons sur le net du ciel Richard Vallance