Posts Tagged ‘ice out’

Changing Lake Front: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

March 16, 2016

Within hours, there’s three/
different views from the same place./
Why folks like lakefront.
Lake Winneconne West Wind Whitecaps, just after ice out, March 2016

Mother Nature’s Boss: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

March 15, 2016

No matter how much/
you want Mother Nature to/
wait for you, she won’t.Early Spring ice out, Lake Winneconne, Wisconsin, March 2016
Lightening at Lake Winneconne, Ice Out, March 2016

Being The First In: Revolutionary Blogging Haiku

May 4, 2011

Being "first in" at Lake Winneconne, Wisconsin gets you $1 from Gene Kuhns. May as well shampoo your hair while you're in the water. It is INCREDIBLY COLD.
The ice, finally,
is out. It will be vi’lent.
I am the first in.

Shedding A Stinky Parka: Revolutionary IMprov Poetry

August 4, 2010

I wore my old stinky parka
because I was afraid of freezing.
Then, one day, I felt the warmth
of the sun on my face.

So I unzipped it,
pulled it off,
threw it away,
and stood there in my swim trunks and t-shirt.

And the sun was warm,
and the air was calm,
and though the lake still had ice,
the geese were flying north.

I jumped in
over my head,
and washed myself
in the frigid water.

And when I climbed out over the
slippery, ice-covered rocks,
I was clean, and refreshed,
and alive, and warm.

I left my stinky parka by the shore
and walked away.
The stink wasn’t on me.
It was something I carried.