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In the early hours of September 1, 1983, Major Gennady Osipovich in a Su-15 missile equipped jet fighter of the Soviet air force took off from Dolinsk-Sokol Airfield on the island of Sakhalin to fly into history and into infamy and to intercept an unidentified aircraft that had penetrated Soviet air space. His unnamed partner was flying a MiG 23.
The unidentified aircraft was a KAL South Korean airline Boeing 747 – 200B flight KE007 from New York to Seoul via…Continue
For William Carlos Williams... On the paper-white slim screenI watch the weaving of wavesand listen, tortured, as the wordsfall upon my long suffering ears.I am distressed by this nasal tone,rambling, adenoidal, penetrating. I seek in vain his…Continue
For David Michael Gordon Graham [1940–2008] He can’t play the seminal guitar today.Can’t sing or yell, amphetamine voiced,in low Dutch, or in rich county accents,at a restive crowd. Davy Graham is dead. If his body, made ashes, is to be scatteredon…Continue
Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.Robert Frost [1874-1963]. They gave him a very hard time,your poems, they said, they all rhyme,the verses are all the same length.Predictable! Oh Lord! Give me strength! We don't like spoon…Continue
I still walk through the sticky goo,A pallid apparition meanderingAround the old rail yards, Where the decrepit tank blew!We all knew that one day she wouldThe metal creaked and groaned,Laden with the dark sticky liquidOozing through the cracksAnd…Continue