Archive for June, 2016

Such An Offer! Romantic Blogging Haiku Lament

June 12, 2016

At some point you’ll learn:/
You’re not offering what they/
really want. So stop.

His Name Was Willem And He Is Known: Revolutionary ImproVerse Free Verse Poem

June 12, 2016

His name is Willem,
not William or Wilhelm;
Dutch, not Deutsch.

Even in a region
of millions,
there was only one,
an outsider,
me,
not Dutch,
(not much!)
who came that day
to serve
Willem.

The edifice was kept open for him,
and for me.
Servants of the Lord waited on him,
and on me,
because even though
I don’t know him,
Willem Huisman,
18th Century
from Gelderland,
Dutch,
He knows him.

His name is Willem.
He with a capital H
knows his sheep.
He knows him.
Chicago Temple, doing work for Willem
Here is the back story behind this poem (I wrote a friend about it).
I went to the Chicago Temple (Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) the other day… drove 2.5 hours by myself (from central Wisconsin, not bad when you think of people who travel weeks to get to a temple!), did two sessions. The first session I took one of my own names through, and there were 4 men and 4 women in the session. VERY small session.
Then, when I finished the session, I saw that I had enough time to do another session, so asked if I could. The workers at the Temple said “Sure! Can you take this name through?” So I did. They held up the session for me (it was at noon on Tuesday), and as I got into the room, they said “Just a minute, we have to go find a Sister to join you.” I said “I’m not married”. They said “That’s fine. We’ll go get one of the Temple workers to join you.”
In other words, I WAS THE ONLY PATRON IN THE SESSION. And I felt REALLY STRONGLY the importance of “the One”. Willem Huisman, from Gelderland, Netherlands. SO I was the man in the session. An older married sister, a Temple worker, was also in the Session. Then, for the prayer, 6 temple workers came in to join us. I cried when they came in, thinking “Wow. This is REALLY important! This is really about “The One”.” When the prayer was done, the workers left.
SO I have now been in the SMALLEST temple session possible. Me as the only patron. Wow.

Bonus Photography Sunrise: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

June 11, 2016

It’s a bonus to /
photograph a nice scene then,/
later, see much more.Mud Cree Lake Winneconne surprise early morning sunrise

I Furled My Sail 15 Minutes Ago: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

June 10, 2016

When a storm drains all/
color from the sky, be glad/
you got off the lake.
No color Lake Winneconne storm, June 2016

Google Political Manipulation: Revolutionary IMprov Iambic Rant

June 10, 2016

I used to love to Google,/
but now, here’s the thing: /
You try to manipulate my mind? /
I’ll move my search to Bing!

Politics Ruin Sunsets: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

June 9, 2016

There’s nothing like a/
political debate to/
wreck a great sunset.
OR
There is nothing like /
good political debates/
to ruin sunsets.
Duck cruising a June sunset on Lake Winneconne, Wisconsin

Update: I think I like this one best!
Even a lousy/
political debate can’t/
wreck a great sunset.

Wildflower Canoe View: Revolutionary Blogging Iambic Poem

June 9, 2016

Some may hike.
Some may bike.
They’ll rush
to
view
Indian Paintbrush.
Or walk for hours
for glimpses of alpine wildflowers.

But to have seen
duckweed green
and water iris blue,
I canoe.
Canoe View: Water Iris and Duck Week, Lake Winneconne, June 2016