Posts Tagged ‘attention’

The Gardener, The Petals Unfolding: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

October 4, 2016

The gentle petals /
unfolded with the gardener’s/
tender attention.

A Rose, Knelt: Romantic IMprov Sonnet

February 3, 2015

A rose, knelt,/
at a dance,/
is scarcely a precursor/
to true romance.

Nor does it show/
any gentlemanly side./
It simple shouts out/
for attention, with pride.

Much more kind/
is the man who just/
treats women with respect/
and so gains their trust.

For ’tis not with the outward loud showing,/
but with inner kindness which sets women’s hearts glowing.


Not Attention-Seeking, Just Clueless: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

October 4, 2014

Since attention’s not/
what I seek, maybe I just/
want to get a clue.

I’m Not What It Seems: Revolutionary IMproVerse Haiku

September 28, 2014

I don’t try being/
the center of Achtung. It’s/
my lebensfreude.

Why Perform: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

March 16, 2014

What if you perform,/
not for attention or fame,/
but to spread your joy?

Wooing Versus Being Creepy: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku

March 16, 2014

If she liked me “that/
way,” she’d like my attention./
She doesn’t and won’t.

Living Out Loud Silence: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

March 9, 2014

Living life out loud/
means you may discover that/
no one’s listening.

Posting Beautiful Photos: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

February 1, 2014

It is unfair to/
post pictures of beauty. How/
can we get work done?

At Last, Her Attention: Romantic IMprov Rhyming Haiku

December 17, 2013

At last (do you hear/
Etta James’ song coming on?)/
I get her Achtung*.
*I claim attention.

Not Now: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku

November 20, 2013

I’ve learned I should pay/
attention when she says she/
doesn’t want to talk.