Posts Tagged ‘blues’

Blue Screen Blues: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku Lament

June 19, 2019

I am drawn deeply and/
completely into the/
techno blue screen blues.

Connecting To Jazz Greats: Revolutionary Blogging Haiku

December 19, 2016

Downbeat blues* to learn/
dad’s aunt taught Woody Herman./
He was a sour note.
*Strange downbeat

Music Teacher Blues: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

December 11, 2016

I get the blues when/
music teachers don’t like 12/
bar chord progressions.

Wisconsin Corn Field Blues: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

December 6, 2015

You’re living well when/
you discover blues in the/
middle of corn fields.


Love’s Gone From Town — RIP BB King: Revolutionary ImproVerse Sonnet Lament

May 15, 2015

I heard the sad news today:/
You’ve gone to play with your friends./
I hope you find the blues way:/
The love town where music never ends.

In your honor I’m gonna eat/
A mess of grits and stuff./
You left us behind on Beale Street/
‘cuz our blues ain’t yet good enough.

I’m sure that Etta’s waiting./
Jellyroll and Stevie Ray, too./
I’ll bet Lucille’s anticipating:/
All tuned up just for you.

May God in His grace, knowing who you are,/
See your smiling face, and make your harp strings a guitar.

When Love Comes To Town (with Bono and U2

RIP BB: Revolutionary Rhyming Poem Lament

May 15, 2015

and be
playin’ with your friends

Blues At The Passing Of Winter: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

July 18, 2014

When blues men reach their/
Winter, who plays and sings the/
blues for them? We must.

The first time I heard him: “People keep askin’ me … uhhh where’s your brother?” Edgar Winter, introducing his brother Johnny.

Giving Up My Seat For The Beat: Revolutionary ImproVerse Rhyming Haiku

May 10, 2014

When an old lady,/
dressed in pink, wants to groove to/
the beat, give your seat.

Post Ball-Enthused Blues: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku Lament

December 22, 2013

Now I know what the/
prince felt like after dancing/
with Cinderella.

Business Trip Fearful Blues: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

September 12, 2013

It sounded like she/
was looking for another/
two hours on the grass.