Archive for August, 2016

Loud Dixieland Jazz Bathroom: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

August 31, 2016

When pumping music/
into restrooms, play loud jazz /
with lots of deep brass.

A White Ragtop Like Hers: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku

August 30, 2016

I (finally) got/
a white rag top like hers. Will/
that at last woo her?A sheepish white ragtop selfie
#BecauseConvertibles #TopDownTunesUp


Missing The Sunset Choices: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

August 29, 2016

I missed the sunset,/
stayed home, pitted peaches and/
plums, and did laundry.

I missed the sunset,/
stayed home, cleaned, pitted fresh fruit,/
did laundry, and wrote.

I No Longer Need Courage: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

August 29, 2016

People claim that I’m/
courageous to write the way/
I do. I was, once.

Staying Up Late No Mistake: IMprov Rhyming Poem

August 29, 2016

I wanted/
to head/
for bed/
early, /
but poetry/
and she/
kept me /
Which flake/
was the bigger mistake?

Vernal Stars Aligning Hope: Revolutionary Blogging Rhyming Haiku

August 29, 2016

Should stars align, in/
Vernal’s equinox, a new/
ragtop will be mine.

Surprise And Joy At A Fireside: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Free Verse

August 28, 2016

How oft/
have we gathered,/
’tis eventide,/
to listen to calm,/
followed by/
pulpit thunder.

What a great surprise/
and fun joy/
to expect deeply spiritual
but first
get Broadway show tunes
and ragtime
from the pulpit instead.

Some wouldn’t applaud.
(It’s the chapel, you know!)
But those
in the know
held up Fosse Fingers
and waved Jazz Hands.

The Prepper I’m Searching For: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku

August 28, 2016

The best emergency/
preparedness is to love/
and care for someone.

Stake Conference Notes: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haikus

August 28, 2016

During the Dry Creek Stake Conference (Springville, UT) of the LDS Church, I took notes in haiku form.
Maybe they should be separated, but … that will take too much time!

How can I make a/
big diff’rence in the world? Get/
involved saving souls. 10:27 a.m.

What is taught to me/
In the temple depends on/
My heart, soul and need. 1037 am

If she knows the names/
Of God’s servants, how much more/
Does God know His kids? 1055 am (after the mission president’s wife talked about each missionary in attendance individually).

Don’t try to douse a/
Raging fire of sin with just/
A glass of water. 11:12

Keeping the Sabbath /
Gets hard when you want to be/
With wand’ring children. 1119

Kid’s aren’t the cause of/
irreverence in church. It’s/
what adults think of.
1129 am

Our temple service /
Is an expression of our/
Love and testimony. 1142

I covered my face/
‘Til a child grabbed my hand/
And forced me to see. 1148

She led us with such
Joy that I watched her move from/
Expert to artist. 1202 pm (Watching the choir director /chorister lead music).

Princesses’ Garden Tea: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

August 27, 2016

Garden work is not/
possible today, as the/
princesses take tea.