Walton S. Tissot

Walton S. Tissot

~ Walton S. Tissot is a pseudonym of William S. Tribell - *{PLEASE FEEL FREE: Anyone who enjoys the work, to Tweet, Dig, Blog, Tell a friend or anyway otherwise share and or promote it.}* - Born in America, in rural Kentucky; The Bluegrass State. A long time resident of the Vieux Carre, New Oleans Louisiana. A Katrina Refugee, and expat, traveling in Europe. Poet, musician, wonderer, always in search of Inspiration and the human condition. Always in search of a higher knowledge and understanding.

Other published pseudonyms: Wilbur S. Tell,
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  • Rhinoceros (Poem)
    A tanka poem about our planet. The rhino is being hunted into extinction - driven by growing horn demand in Asia. But EU pressure on China and Vietnam can force international action to save the rhinos
  • Untitled: Winter Rime
    A haiku of winter and its cold caress.
  • Everyone on the Corner
    A poem. A Tanka Chain. Of what they do.
  • Fall
    A poem. Vers libre. About Fall.
  • Untitled: Rain Dance
    A poem. Haiku.
  • X
    A poem. Vers libre, and now.
  • Daylight Saving
    A Poem. Vers libre. Of Summer Time.
  • Now and Then
    A poem. Vers libre.
  • Cannabis Americanus
    A poem. Vers libre.
  • Untitled: Alive
    A poem. Haiku.
  • In a World of Particulars
    A poem. Vers libre. Of independence day; the 4th of July. ''The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.'' - Thomas Jefferson
  • Brandywine
    A poem. An English/Shakespearean sonnet.
  • Deja Vu
    A poem. A rhyme, Of the academic. This poem was written a few years ago; but came to mind and so here its is.
  • Yen
    A Poem. A Jue Ju.
  • Meanwhile
    A poem. Vers libre.
  • Untitled: Henceforth Purple
    A poem. Haiku. Of purple. The WELCOME YAHOO Purple Haiku contest.
  • A Pair of Old Sox
    8 members of the 1919 White Sox were banned from baseball for life for throwing (intentionally losing) the world series that year. Thereafter referred to as the Black Sox; 2 of these men, Buck Weaver & Shoeless Joe Jackson may have been unfairly treated.
  • UV
    A poem. A rubaiyat hybrid. Of Summer.
  • Flowers on the Graves
    A poem. Vers libre. For Memorial Day. General Orders No.11, WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 1868.
  • Cinco De Mayo: The Battle of Puebla
    A poem. Vers libre. Of Cinco de Mayo; the fifth of May.
  • Layne
    A poem Vers libre. Layne Thomas Staley ~ August 22, 1967 - April 5, 2002.
  • Talk About the Cock and Pullet
    A poem. Rhyme. For Chaucer and the first of April. "Syn March bigan thritty dayes and two".
  • Untitled: Spring's Time
    A poem. Haiku. For Spring.
  • Three Days After Maundy Thursday
    A poem. Vers libre. For Easter.
  • Easter Day
    A poem. Vers libre. For Easter.
  • Haim
    A poem. An American Tanka. Corey Ian Haim ~ December 23, 1971 - March 10, 2010 ~
  • St. Paddy's Green Beer
    A poem. A limerick. For AC's St. Patricks Day limerick contest.
  • St. Paddy's Day
    A poem. Haiku. For St. Patrick's Day.
  • Bangin'
    A poem. For Black History Month. Los Angeles and the birth of colors; the Bloods and the Crips. An American War.
  • J.D. Salinger
    A poem. An American tanka. Jerome David Salinger January 1, 1919 - January 27, 2010. An American author. His last original published work was in 1965, and his last interview was in 1980.
  • Valentine
    A poem. Of Valentine's Day. A holiday celebrated on Feb. 14 by many people around the world. The U.S. Greeting Card Ass. estimates that approx. one billion valentines are sent each year, making it the second largest card-sending holiday of the year.
  • Soupy
    A poem. An American tanka. 01/08/1926 Milton Supman was born in Franklinton, North Carolina; the great Soupy Sales. Mr. Sales died on October 22, 2009 in the Bronx; he was 83yrs old.
  • In the Light of the Seven Hunters
    A poem. Blank verse in iambic pentameter. Dec 15 1900 the lighthouse on Eilean Mor of the Flannen Islands, west of Scotland failed to light the way. Joseph Moore and two others set sail from Loch Roag to find out why on Boxing Day, Dec.26, 1900.
  • Untitled: Winter Holidays
    A poem. Haiku. Winter Holidays Haiku contest.
  • Boldly by the Beard
    A poem. Hybrid rhyme/vers libre. Of the New Year 2010.
  • The Newborn Sun of the Winter Solstice
    A poem. Vers libre. For Winter Solstice. In 45 BCE, the 25th of Dec. was established in the Julian calendar as the winter solstice. Pope Gregory XIII changed the calendar to the Gregorian calendar in 1582 bringing the winter solstice to around Dec. 21st.
  • The Last Stand of Edward Teach
    A poem. Tanka prose. 11/22/ 1718, The pirate Edward "Blackbeard" Teach was killed by Lt. Robert Maynard of the Royal Navy at Ocracoke Inlet off the coast of NC on behalf of VA Gov. Alexander Spottswood. Citing violations of his amnesty agreement.
  • Untitled: Turkey
    A poem. Haiku. Turkey/Thanksgiving Haiku Contest.
  • The Square Root of Thirteen?
    A poem. 13.
  • Doc Holliday
    A poem. Vers libre. 11/8/1887, John Henry "Doc" Holliday died at the Hotel Glenwood in Glenwood Springs, Col. He was 36 yrs old. Buried in the old Linwood cemetery at 4 p.m. that same day; he may have later been moved to Oak Hill Cemetery in Griffin, Ga.
  • Tecumseh's War
    A poem. Vers libre. November 7, 1811, The battle of Tippecanoe is fought between the US and the American Indian Confederation, lead by the Shawnee chief Tecumseh near what is today Battle Ground Indiana.
  • Munich Customs
    A poem. Hybrid meter. Of travel.
  • Black Bart
    A poem. A rhyme. 11/3/1883 Charles Earl Boles (born 1829- Disappeared around 1888), alias Black Bart Robbed his last known stagecoach, leaving a clue that would lead to his arrest. Mr. Boles was given 6yrs. but served 4yrs. and was released.
  • Sauin
    A Poem. Vers libre. Summer's end, harvest, and new years day; November 1st in Gaelic cultures. The Gaulish calendar begins with the month Samonios; the October/November lunation.
  • Moments Confederated
    A poem. Vers libre. On 10/26/1774 The First Continental Congress in Philadelphia adjourned. One year to the day; 10/26/1775, King George III declared the American colonies in rebellion, and authorizes military response.
  • The Knights Templar
    A poem. A rondeau. On Friday, October 13, 1307, Knights Templar are arrested in France by agents of Phillip the Fair; Philip IV of France, who was deeply in debt to the Order.
  • Untitled: Trick or Treat
    A poem. Haiku. Halloween Haiku Contest.
  • The Day that Never Was
    A poem. In Terza rima. Due to the change to the Gregorian calendar, October 6, 1582 was skipped in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • Thanksgiving
    A poem. Vers libre. Poems for Thanksgiving. On October 3, 1863 the last Thursday in November was declared as Thanksgiving Day by President Abraham Lincoln.
  • James Dean
    A poem. Vers libre. James Dean Feb. 8, 1931 - Sept. 30, 1955. A car coming the other way crossed into his lane. At 5:59 pm the cars hit almost head on. The Porsche 550, said to be cursed was linked to many more tragedies later, and has since disapeared.
  • The Great Saint Constantine
    A poem. Blank Verse. The Battle of Chrysopolis was fought on September 18, 324 at Chrysopolis, establishing Constantine's sole control over all the Roman Empire. The day Constantine became.
  • The Halloween Poem
    A poem. For Halloween.
  • It Would Be Odd If Nine Were Even
    A poem. A hybrid meter/refrain? September ninth two thousand and nine; 9/9/9.
  • Cali- Diamante: Fire and Water
    A poem. A diamante. California; Fire and Water.
  • Jack the Ripper
    A poem. Vers libre. Jack the Ripper. The 1st murder attributed to this pseudonym occurred August 31, 1888; the last on November 9, 1888.
  • Shays' Rebellion
    A poem. Vers libre. August 29 1786, Daniel Shays, a veteran of the American Revolution and farmer began and led an armed uprising in Central and Western Mass. Over a financial crisis; unfare taxation ect.
  • Elegy Written for Emmett Till
    A poem. An elegy. Emmett Louis "Bobo" Till July 25, 1941 - August 28, 1955 A young man from Chicago, Illinois, murdered in Money, Mississippi; the Delta. The murder was noted as one of the leading events that motivated the American Civil Rights Movement.
  • Edward Kennedy
    A poem. An American tonka. Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy - February 22, 1932 - August 25, 2009. A United States Senator from Massachusetts of the Democratic Party. Brother Of John F. and Robert.
  • In the Name of God
    A poem. A blank refrain. August 25 1530, Ivan "the Terrible" Vasilyevich IV, Tsar of Russia was born in Moscow.
  • The Visigothic Sack of Rome
    A poem. Vers libre. August 24, 410, the city of Rome was attacked by the Visigoths, led by Alaric I. The young Flavius Honorius was Western Emperor. Many historians see this as a major moment in the decline and fall of the Western Roman Empire.
  • Barney Frank Live at the Town Hall
    A poem. A Sedoka. Barnett "Barney" Frank, the United States House Representative for Massachusetts's 4th congressional district since 1981 and a member of the Democratic Party.
  • Not Another Plane Crash
    A poem. A sedoka. August 19, 2009 - Breaking News: BULLETIN REPORT. BOEING 737 crashes south of Indonesia's Sulawesi Island... wait! Nevermind. August 19- 21, 2009 - Taliban threaten to bomb and shoot voters.
  • Blue Fingers
    A poem. A sedoka. Afghan presidential election, 2009. The Taliban called for a boycott of the election, describing it as a "program of the crusaders" and "this American process". Some voted, some didn't.
  • Late Blight
    A poem. A sedoka. Late blight is a plant disease that attacks potatoes and tomatoes. One of the agents researched by the US, bio weapons program. France, Canada, USA and the Soviet Union all used P. infestans as biological weapons in the 1940s and 50s.
  • Elvis Presley
    A Poem. Tanka prose. ~ Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 - August 16, 1977)
  • Napoleon
    A poem. Vers libre. Napoleon Bonaparte, August 15, 1769 - May 5, 1821.
  • Les Paul
    A Poem. An American Tanka. ~ Lester William Polsfuss, better known in this world as Les Paul (June 9, 1915 - August 13, 2009) ~
  • Eventide of the Witch Queen
    A poem. Vers libre. To the Romans, she was Diana, to the Greeks she was Artemis. Born on the island of Delos. The daughter of Jupiter and Latona. She was the god Apollo's twin sister, and the Ides of August (8/13) is her day.
  • Cleopatra VII Philopator
    A poem. Vers libre. Of Cleopatra VII, Jan. 69 BC - Aug. 12, 30 BC.
  • Your Dog and You
    A poem. Celebrating National Dog Day.
  • A First Time -3113
    A poem. Vers libre. Time; the Mayans started counting it August 11, 3114 BC. Astronomical year numbering begins the year after.
  • Eight Eight to Nine
    A poem. Vers libre. Of August 8th & 9th.
  • Gov'mnt Eats
    A poem. A hybrid meter.
  • Porcelain Messiah
    A Poem. A cinquain. In loving memory of Thomas Crapper and the American gold standard.
  • Robert McNamara
    A Poem. An American Tanka. Robert Strange McNamara June 9,1916 - July 6 2009. The US Secretary of Defense for JFK and LBJ. Called the Architect of the Vietnam War. From '68- '81 he was President of the World Bank. McNamara was creator of policy analysis.
  • The Murder of Neda Agha-Soltan
    A Poem. Sedoka. In The aftermath of the Iranian Presidential Elections.On 06/12/09, at around 6:30 PM; Neda Agha-Soltan was shot in the chest and killed amid mass protests who claimed that Ahmadinejad had stolen the election. She was 27 years old.
  • Bernie "Almost" Madoff
    A Poem. Haiku. Bernard Lawrence "Bernie" Madoff born April 29, 1938; sentenced to 150 years in prison in the US for the billion dollor ponzi. 6/29/09
  • Michael Jackson
    A Poem. An American Tanka. ~ Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 1947 - June 25, 2009) ~
  • Farrah Fawcett
    A Poem. An American Tanka. ~ Mary Farrah Leni Fawcett (February 2, 1947 - June 25, 2009) ~
  • Ed McMahon
    A Poem. An American Tanka. ~ Edward Leo Peter "Ed" McMahon, Jr. (March 6, 1923 - June 23, 2009) ~
  • Ode to the Ionospheric Research Instrument
    A Poem. An ode in the key of Aó minor, in three verses. National Poetry Month: Poetry Challenge of the Day; ode to a piece of technology.
  • Lost in the Dregs
    A Poem. National Poetry Month: Poetry Challenge of the Day; a poem of at least five lines in length in iambic pentameter.
  • The Icebox
    A Poem. National Poetry Month: Poetry Challenge of the Day; a rhyming poem about something in your kitchen.
  • Pet Shop
    A Poem. Haiku. National Poetry Month: Poetry Challenge of the Day; a haiku about your pet or pets in general.
  • Time Bandits
    A Poem. National Poetry Month: Poetry Challenge of the Day; a short poem about a favorite movie.
  • Earth's Day is Everyday
    A Poem. National Poetry Month: Poetry Challenge of the Day; a short poem celebrating Earth Day in some way.
  • Old Coat
    A Poem. National Poetry Month: Poetry Challenge of the Day; a quatrian, about any article of clothing.
  • Smoking Pot in the Kitchen
    A Poem: Haiku. National Poetry Month: Poetry Challenge of the Day; a poem about a normally mundane object.
  • Consciousness
    A Poem of transmogrification. A Butterfy cinquain.
  • Tranquility's a Garden
    A Poem. National Poetry Month: Poetry Challenge of the Day; a cinquain.
  • An Ambient Perpetual La, La
    A Poem. National Poetry Month: Poetry Challenge of the Day; acrostic verse.
  • Harry Caray
    A Poem. National Poetry Month: Poetry Challenge of the Day; short poem about sports star, team, commentator, etc.
  • Latter-day Easter
    A Poem. National Poetry Month: Poetry Challenge of the Day; "How I Spent/Didn't spend Easter".
  • Fred and the Family Phelps
    A Poem. Vers libre. Fred Phelps and the Westboro Babtist Church.
  • Memorial Day
    Reverent, and sophic, take observance; this most solemn day.
  • Ode De 1980's USA
    National Poetry Month: Poetry Challenge of the Day: The '80's
  • A Limerick of More or Less
    National Poetry Month: Poetry Challenge of the Day : Economy Limerick.
  • Cinco Di Mayo
    A Poem. Las armas nacionales se han cubierto de gloria.(The national arms have been covered with glory.)~ Ignacio Zaragoza: General at the Battle of Puebla 1862; Cinco di Mayo
  • Redbone Jelly Roll
    A poem.
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