Archive for February, 2014

Warmly Relocating: Romantic ImproVerse haiku

February 28, 2014

I’d move back to the /
Northwest if I had someone /
who would keep me warm.

Hidden Seahawks “12” Support: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

February 28, 2014

Seahawks' "12" -- Pepsi support in the door window's reflection - closeupI discovered proof/
of Pepsi’s hidden support/
of the Seahawks’ “12s”!

(Check the reflection under the “Exit” sign)

Pepsi reflects on it, supports Seattle Seahawk's "12s": Vashon Island Ferry Terminal


What Repentance Feels Like: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

February 28, 2014

Repentance feels like:/
Fin’lly doing all the hard/
things you should have done.

Good Mountain Morning: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

February 28, 2014

On a day that will/
Change my life for good, at least/
The mountain is out.


Milwaukee Deutsch Legacy: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

February 28, 2014

How’djah cutcha?/
Burnyah? What car we takin?/
Da truck? Dialect.

Following Her Following Me: Romantic IMprov Haiku

February 26, 2014

I didn’t know she/
was Facebook following me/
until I stalked her.

Capturing Beauty Alone: Romantic IMprov Rhyming Haiku

February 26, 2014

With arms extended,/
alone, she still captures her/
beauty through her phone.

How To Read Aloud: Revolutionary IMprov Prose

February 26, 2014

A young relative of mine was “feeling frustrated”. She said: “Oh how I just love being able to read fast and clearly in my head, but if I’ve got to read aloud it’s as if my tongue can’t cooperate with my mind and I stutter like a lunatic..urgh!”
I responded:

You stutter and stammer and feel frustrated when you read aloud because you’ve fallen into the trap of the modern world that says “Faster is better.”

It’s not.

Would you rush a sunset?
Would you hasten the first spring song of a robin?
Would you demand that the maple’s leaves turn bright crimson faster?

The written word, spoken aloud, is meant to be caressed and savored and enunciated and appreciated. Reading out loud is not a race to see how fast you can impart information, but a performance to see how movingly you can paint a verbal picture of what the writer intended, with the word pallet given to you.

Slow down.