Archive for April, 2016

Reflections On At Last Seeing Starlight: Revolutionary Blogging Free Verse Poem

April 29, 2016

To some
it may seem strange,
having heard poets
and troubadours
wax nostalgic
about seeing starlight
reflected
in still
lake waters,
to have never seen
those lights,
those starry nights.

To have never known
what they spoke of,
to have never experienced
the beauty
of doubled diamonds,
some suspended above,
twins shimmering below,
clear and focused,
shining and waving.

Then,
one clear,
crisp
Wisconsin spring evening,
post eye surgery,
walking on a dock
which extended out
past trees
and lights,
and anything,
just he,
after a half a century,
alone,
suspended between
hundreds of glowing orbs,
times two,
at last seeing,
understanding,
recognizing
what others had sung about
and enthused over
and painted
and immortalized.

At last,
he saw.

Some might think it
strange,
and sad,
almost tragic.
“What he missed!”
they may exclaim.
But to him,
at last viewing,
finally comprehending
and feeling
and floating,
expanding his soul
and blending his
diamond tears
with the lake,
and with witnesses
before him,
and his gasp,
breath of adoration
and joy,
with creators like him,
the wait seemed
a small moment,
but so large
in its connective
worth.

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Things Might Seem Bad: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

April 29, 2016

Purple martins fly at sunset, Lake Winneconne, Wisconsin, April 2016No matter how hard/
life is, and what happens, birds/
still fly at sun set.

Enjoy this YouTube video

Dad’s Bench, My Labor, God’s Sunset, Mom: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

April 29, 2016

Bench and God's Sunset, Lake Winneconne, WisconsinDozens of butts will/
sit on a wood bench I built,/
watch sunsets God made.

I Believe You Will Succeed: Revolutionary Email Haiku

April 27, 2016

I believe in you/
because I know you DO try.
I know you’ll succeed!

OR
Because I believe/
in you, because I know you/
try, you will succeed!

The Edge Of Light And Darkness: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

April 27, 2016

I sat on the edge/
of light and darkness, not just/
metaphorically.

I’ll (ALWAYS) Take Care Of You: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

April 26, 2016

Only a parent/
could read their child’s Facebook post/
and burst into tears.

Finding Our Own Connection: Revolutionary Blogging Haiku

April 25, 2016

Muir found himself in/
Yosemite. I need to/
find me up Mud Creek.

Helping Life: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

April 25, 2016

Ranger's Fight on GoFundMeIt is not just life./
It is his life, their life, ours./
Goal seen. Goal obtained.

Love Says You Can: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

April 24, 2016

There’ll always be folks/
who’ll tell you that you can’t do./
Love says: “Yes, you CAN!”

Find The Purpose And Protect Yourself: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

April 24, 2016

No matter how good/
rag tops are, left cracked open/
will still get you wet.