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.

To Wallow Or Not: Revolutionary Blogging Haiku

January 1, 2018

If you wallow and/
dwell on all things that could go/
wrong, they prob’ly will.

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, http://my.ilstu.edu/~jrcarter/ice/flowers/ this article.

Sideways Subtle Wishing: Revolutionary Blogging Haiku

December 25, 2017

How do you wish one/
you were once close to “Happy/
[fill in blank]”? Write poems.

Thinner Belles (Christmas in Dixie) : Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku and Song

December 22, 2017

Parka Girl on the Ice with an Ice Spud (aka Ice Chisel) -- Lake Winneconne, Dec. 2017
When Dixie’s daughter/
Comes back from Christmas up North,/
I sing “Thinner Bells”.

*Sung to the tune of “Silver Bells”
Thinner Belles!
Thinner Belles!
it’s Christmas time down in Dixie!
Not much snow!
fewer clothes!
Soon it will be Christmas Day.Parka Girl on the Ice -- Lake Winneconne, Dec. 2017
In Wisconsin
they’re all bundling
trying just to keep warm
that you can’t even see what they look like.
Past Mason Dixon
they’re all fixing
to show off their form.
With no snow suits or parkas we’ll cheer!
Thinner Belles!
Thinner Belles!
it’s Christmas time down in Dixie.
They’re so cute.
No snow boots.
Soon it will be Christmas Day!

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.

BBQ Engagement Dinner ‘Cuz She’s A Dixie Chick: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku

November 7, 2017

Romantic Engagement Dinner, Suthurn style!Get engaged to a/
Dixie woman, CELEBRATE/
with good BBQ!