Archive for the ‘Revolutionary ImproVerse Poetry’ Category

Where She Goes Away: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku Lament

March 17, 2018

She’s deep in her phone/
at sunset. Pink Floyd plays: “How/
I wish you were here.”


Lying In The Clover: Revolutionary IMprov Sonnet

March 6, 2018

LyingInTheClover_FrontYard_March2018When you’re lying in the clover
on a sunny Spring day,
you need not mull problems over;
the world seems far away.

Take off your shoes;
lay down your blanket or quilt.
Cast off your troubles and blues.
Relax yourself without any guilt.

Let your heels connect to Mother Earth.
Grab the moment to fee the sun shine all around.
Drink deep of harmony, peace, joy, healing, mirth.
Harvest insights deep and profound.

Your’re shadowed cuz your sweetheart nuzzled up to your face?
Enjoy the warmth of it all. You’ll never find a better place!

Explore Everything Children: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

February 25, 2018

My daughter explores everything -- Instagram photosMy daughter explores
everything. Did I show her,/
or did* she teach me?
or does she teach me?

Trust Versus Doubt: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

February 25, 2018

Wherever there’s trust, /
doubt also appears. Expect/
it, then ignore doubt.

A Good New Year: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

January 1, 2018

Black-eyed peas, pecan/
pie, and Dawg’s win for New Year’s./
Welcome to Dixie!

My New New Year’s Day Tradition: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

January 1, 2018

New Year's Day Black-eyed peas plus Held's bacon endsNew Year’s Black-Eyed Peas/
plus Wisconsin bacon ends: /
Merging 2 great tastes.

I grew up in the land of ice and snow but never saw these: Ice Collars / Ice Flowers: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

January 1, 2018

Ice flowers on white crownbeard near Chickamauga National Battlefield, Jan. 2018Move to new climates/
and you may see different and/
strange ice formations.

*For a better description of Ice Flowers, refer to Dr. James Carter, Illinois State University, this article.

My Land! Dixie Christmas Tree Cuttin’: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

December 21, 2017

Cutting my Christmas Tree in Dixie: My Land!A double-bit ax,
flannel shirt, dog, and my own/
Christmas tree. Life’s good.

Just Like Wisconsin Home: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

November 20, 2017

When I can see my/
breath inside, but can’t feel my/
toes, it’s just like home!

Such A Loss: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku Lament

November 19, 2017

Her hands made art, wrote/
words. Now they’ve taken who she/
*was, not all she’ll be.

*was and all she’d be.