Posts Tagged ‘ConTEXTing Poet’

Mothers Day, 2017, Tribute: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Prose

May 14, 2017

I texted this to a friend early this morning. As I wrote this, deep in my thoughts were the way my own birth Mother raised me until 10, and how she has been my roommate for the last 6 years; my Mom, who took over raising me through the tough tween and teen years, and who was such a great friend and companion to my father for more than 55 years (and still counting! ); and the mother of my children, who was my friend and companion for decades, and who has continued to love, support and sustain our children.
I think it applies to almost every mother I know, and so, even though I’m not mentioning you by name, I hope you will feel honored this Mother’s Day. And thank you!

Motherhood may start at the birth of children. Some may think it ends when those children leave the nest, but true compassionate mothers continue to provide spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental support and stability and stay connected to their children throughout their life.
You are doing that with your children, and so, on this Mother’s Day, I honor you and respect you and uplift you and wish you a happy and joyful Mother’s Day.

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Surprise And Joy At A Fireside: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Free Verse

August 28, 2016

How oft/
have we gathered,/
’tis eventide,/
to listen to calm,/
soothing/
music,/
followed by/
pulpit thunder.

What a great surprise/
and fun joy/
to expect deeply spiritual
teaching,
but first
get Broadway show tunes
and ragtime
from the pulpit instead.

Some wouldn’t applaud.
(It’s the chapel, you know!)
But those
in the know
held up Fosse Fingers
and waved Jazz Hands.

To Be. To Try. To Fail. — Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

November 27, 2015

To be a poet!/
To try so hard with phrases/
and words. To then fail.

Being Both Muse And Oracle: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

May 20, 2015

He wondered how she/
felt, deep, about being both/
muse and oracle.

Rejoice Oshkosh: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

December 28, 2014

Who needs Piano/
Guys? In a church in Oshkosh,/
talents brought tears.

Rotten Apples Sitting: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku

November 8, 2014

Don’t sit under the/
apple treeā€¦ Because you’ll get /
covered with brown goop.

Hurt Instead Of Help: Romantic Blogging Free Verse Lament

July 19, 2014

Don’t you hate it when
you try to help,
but hurt instead?
And leave her
standing on the curb,
or staring at her phone,
or leaning, hands limp, on the keyboard,
or slouched in her chair,
or sitting in her car,
or slumped against the doorway,
crying,
suffering,
heart breaking,
and wondering:
“What the hell
just happened?”

What I Learned Today — Navajo Mesa Teaching: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

July 6, 2014

If you listen to/
plants, rocks, birds, and animals,/
they’re all praising God.

Dancing Red Shoes: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

February 14, 2014

If she’d have answered/
me, I would have taken her/
red shoes out dancing.

Should I Just Leave? : Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

February 3, 2014

She asked for him first./
She asked for him more. I’m just/
a fill in for him.