Posts Tagged ‘Rob Hindle’

Mercenary Man Blues

August 31, 2010

I remember in seventh grade, we read this poem

by Robert Frost about taking the road less traveled

and I guess that’s what I done

I reckon

– Rob Hindle

From the slim volume Neurosurgery in Iraq by Rob Hindle.

Also see

The Winner Stands Alone

The Road Not Taken

My Father at the May Day Marches

August 28, 2010

A million people flooding Madrid,
the flags like blossom.

It was a day of all days; you talked
of La Pasionaria, how she’d said

it was better to die on your feet
than live on your knees.

Then we walked on,
you silent amid the noise.

– Rob Hindle

From the slim volume Neurosurgery in Iraq by Rob Hindle.

Neurosurgery in Iraq by Rob Hindle

August 26, 2010
Neurosurgery in Iraq by Rob Hindle

Neurosurgery in Iraq by Rob Hindle

‘In Spain, the dead are more alive than the dead of any other country in the world.’ – Lorca

From the strange title or the cover illustration, it is not at all obvious what his slim volume is about. It is actually a collection of poetry, Neurosurgery in Iraq being the title of one of the poems. As I said, not at all obvious.

A strange eclectic mix, from Spain in the Civil War to the illegal War in Iraq.

A favourite My Father at the May Day Marches is very much Zen Haiku, though not strictly so. Valley of the Fallen Dogs is another favourite as is Mercenary Man Blues.