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Proud Of My Son’s Battle: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

August 11, 2017

From Butt Hut’s Q joynt
deep in Gawguh, yo’ daddy
Sez “Daym boy, I’m proud!”
Proud of my son -- at Athens GA Butt Hutt BBQ

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Sunset Dinner Cruise — Free Views: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

July 20, 2017

Relic of long gone/
eras carries festive folk/
to see free sunsets.
Fin-N-Feather Sunset Showboat Cruise, Lake Winneconne, Wisconsin, with Sunset and Purple Martins, July 2017

Not My Poem (A sample)

May 15, 2017

We’ve lived
side by side
for years.
We’ve shared
recipes,
movies,
eggs.
Our kids
have baked cookies
and
walked to school
and
had first day of school photos
and
last day of school breakfasts.
We’ve taught
each other’s kids at church.
We’ve sat
in council meetings
together
as auxiliary presidents.
We’ve been
visiting teaching companions.
We’ve carpooled
and
attended the same
concerts
and
graduations
and
ridden to promenades
and
traded weeks
for lunch bunch.

And
now we’re both losing
our husbands.
Both are dying:
–hers, physically,
and mine, spiritually.

Together we weep
As she faces
the loss of her husband
And I face
the loss of mine.
Two men,
friends,
now disabled.
One by chance,
the other by choice.

I worry about
wearing out my welcome,
but wonder if maybe
our mutual sharing
is helpful.
She can vent to me
about exactly
what’s going on,
maybe in some way
she doesn’t talk
to anyone else.

And
we weep
together
and hold on
together.

Poem Worthy Cradle Moon: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

January 30, 2017

orange cradle moon nesting a star, Springville, Utah January 2017

orange cradle moon nesting a star, Springville, Utah January 2017

When such a gorgeous/
orange cradle moon nests a/
star, it’s poem worthy.

I’m Becoming Okay With Me: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

November 17, 2016

You have to stand up /
or your own insanity,/
‘cuz no one else will.
Proudly wearing my Cheesehead, convertible top down, on I-15 -- standing for my own insanity!

Update: Revolutionary Pre-Inauguration Day Revelation

November 14, 2016

I wrote this nearly 8 years ago, after President Obama’s Inauguration.
My feelings are even deeper now … AND I’ve (finally) added a video of my performance at Seattle City Council’s Words Worth, August, 2010.
Original poem and performance

Sunset Rush Hour: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

July 19, 2016

Nice when the biggest/
rush of the day is to catch /
a slow lake sunset.Slow Lake Winneconne Sunset rush hour, boat launch, Highway G.

Lonely Sunset: Romantic ImproVerse Rhyming Haiku Lament

May 16, 2016

The sunset’s last glow/
casts gold shadows, but I’ve no/
one to share it with.Sunset's Golden Glow and Lonely Shadow

Teasing, Fiery Women: Romantic Email Haiku

April 10, 2016

There are times when I/
meet tempting, fiery women/
who are just teases.

IcelandAir Is The Next Gate Over: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

March 14, 2016

After waiting hours /
for my delayed flight, I think/
Reykjavik sounds good.