Posts Tagged ‘ConTEXTing Haiku’

Twice-Told Sunset Lesson Told Twice: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

March 26, 2019

Today my daughter texted me at about 4 p.m. to ask: “What does Grandpa always say about sunsets?”
(Answer: If you’re too busy to watch a sunset, you’re too busy!)
Ironically, later in the evening, I was outside working on finishing installing/repairing our new (to us) chicken coop. Suddenly, shortly after 8 p.m., I stood up and looked westward … and realized I’d missed most of the sunset. Weird that my daughter and I had JUST DISCUSSED that point … and I’d missed the lesson!
So I wrote this haiku:

Dont get too busy/
and forget to turn around
and watch the sunset.
I was too busy and almost missed the sunset

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Flooded By The Energized Woman: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

February 22, 2019

She is a very/
energized woman. When floods/
come, I fear drowning.

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!

Engaged! Next Stop — BBQ (‘Cuz She’s Southern Like That) : Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

November 7, 2017

She first said: “Yes!” and/
then she yelled: “HELL YES!!!” She is/
such a Southern girl!
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Repairing A Broken Heart: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku Lament

July 13, 2017

When your heart’s breaking,/
catch the pieces and hold them./
They’ll beat together.

Dreaming Of Geneva: Romantic ConTEXTing Rhyming Haiku

July 12, 2017

How do we get to/
Geneva? We don’t know, but/
we get that we’ll go.

The Purpose Of An Irrelevant Man: Romantic Rhyming ConTEXTing Haiku

July 9, 2017

If I become an /
irrelevant man to her,/
then what’s my purpose?

Help Me Connect With You: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

June 23, 2017

I will notice and/
connect with you IF you’ll just/
stop looking downward.
OR

I can notice and/
connect with you once you stop/
looking at the ground.

Fly Me To The Moon Or Not: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

May 16, 2017

I’d sing “Fly Me to/
the Moon”, but only after/
we’ve met and she has.

Looking Backwards Crashing: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

May 13, 2017

If you keep looking/
backwards, you will run into /
light poles and stop signs.