Archive for July, 2012

Holding Her Tightly Falling Asleep: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

July 28, 2012

How can I tell her/
I long to hold her tightly,/
as she falls asleep?

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Two Old Cranes’ View Of Life: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Sonnet

July 27, 2012

Life lessons from two old cranes: Happy AnniversaryTwo old cranes /
strolled calmly down the street./
I thought it somewhat strange /
that they wandered on their feet.

They could soar on mighty wings,/
not on legs thin as rails./
But they were examining things/
close-up; exploring details.

They oozed curious serenity/
as they strolled along their way./
These two old cranes taught me plenty/
of how to approach my day.

Two old, calm cranes, enjoying life together, leisurely.
They reminded me of you: Happy Anniversary!

Does A New Moon Emerge? Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

July 26, 2012

As I disappear/
from your horizon, new moons/
and stars shine for you.

OR

As I disappear/
from your horizon, does a/
new moon shine for you?

Dumped Like Refuse: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku Lament

July 26, 2012

Those who I carried/
and care for dump me like piles/
of stinky waste. Why?

Or

Those who I care for/
most treat me like I’m smelly/
trash. What did I do?

What I Write About: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Limerick

July 26, 2012

A budding writer on my flight/
Asked “About what do you write?”/
I gazed at the view, /
penned a limerick and haiku,/
And I’ll write of her lineage ton/ight.

What Daughters Think: Romantic ConTEXTing Rhyming Haiku

July 26, 2012

What would your daughter/
think of me were I to text/
you sweet poetry?

(A haiku/
for you!/
You sought poetry?/
Now you have two!)

When There Is Hate, SHINE! Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

July 25, 2012

My niece Ashley, head of The Shine Project, wrote this piece about guilt after Alex Teves’ shooting death in the Colorado Theater Massacre. Her blog posting inspired this haiku:

Through the darkness shines/
what we let out, what we give,/
mostly love we share.

Why Fear I To Fly? Revolutionary ConTEXTing Rhyming Haiku

July 25, 2012

Why fear I to fly?/
It’s not that I’ll die. I’m scared/
of the long goodbye.

Unfair To Be Leaving Thee: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

July 25, 2012

It seems unfair to/
be going there without thee./
It makes me lonely.

Or,
Again I’m lonely.