Posts Tagged ‘EAA’

A Better Airshow (With Sunset) : Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

July 24, 2017

Sorry, Oshkosh! This/
evening’s airshow at the lake/
was free (and better!)
(View the long video version here, including 1/2 and 1/4 speed video)

Free Sunset Airshow: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

July 24, 2017

This evening I took/
the chance to see birds’ awesome/
free sunset airshow.
Purple Martins sunset airshow, Lake Winneconne, Wisconsin July 2017
(View the short version here on YouTube)

Sorry EAA — Purple Martin Airshow: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

July 30, 2016

I can sit on the/
dock by the lake and watch my/
personal airshow.
Purple Martin personal sunset airshow, Lake Winneconne (sorry EAA)

An Unknown American Hero: Revolutionary Blogging Free Verse Poem

July 29, 2016

Eighty carrier landings.
Thousands of hours of training.
Ready to deliver mushroom
clouds
if ordered.
While his friends died practicing.
He kept going.
He sacrificed.
Time.
Practice.
Patience.
Practice.
Exactness.
Practice.
Thinking.
Practice.
And more practice.
Ready
because of practice.
Willing
because of devotion.
Able
because of practice
and devotion.

Nothing happened
during those years.
Our country
never was attached.
Never saw mushrooms bloom.
Never felt the ravages of war.
Maybe because he was there?

I’ve known him
for decades,
father of friends,
born during his service,
but until today
I never knew he was
and is
an American hero.

I walked next to him,
today,
head down,
not wanted to take his deserved glory;
watched as hundreds applauded,
waved flags,
shook his hand,
said, earnestly,
“THANK YOU!”

After decades
I am able to recognize,
and salute
and say,
from my heart,
as I have so often to others:
“Thank you for your service”.

American hero: Veterans Recognition Day parade at EAA Airventure 2016

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EAA Airplane Mode: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

July 26, 2016

When attending the/
EAA show, should my phone/
be in airplane mode?
Sunset warbird lineup, EAA AirVenture, Oshkosh 2016, July
Warbird Alley lineup, sunset, Monday, July 25, AirVenture 2016

B-17 Over Lake Winneconne: Revolutionary Song Cover

July 30, 2014

B-17 "Aluminum Overcast" bomber from EAA flying over Lake Winneconne, July, 2014(Sung to the tune of “Popcorn Popping On The Apricot Tree”)

I looked up from my deck and what did I see?/
A B-17 flying straight over me!/
Oshkosh airshow’s brought a nice surprise:/
A World War Two bomber in the skies./
I could take a picture; it’d be a treat./
But my memory is just as sweet./
It was really so!/
Right above me!
A B-17 o’er Lake Winneconne.

What To Do In Oshkosh During EAA: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

July 28, 2013

There’s thousands of folks/
from dozens of countries. Why/
look for things to do?