Posts Tagged ‘immigrant’

Valentine’s Day Ancestry Bouquet: Revolutionary IMprov Sonnet

February 12, 2016

SS Leipzig Bremen to Baltimore April 30, 1881, Heinrich Geerdts (Gerdts) familyFor my family’s Valentine’s Day
I thought I’d make a bouquet
showing our German ancestry
as they crossed the sea.

They departed from Bremen
to seek a new land’s safe haven
on the Sovereign Ship Leipzig:
a two funnel/two mast rig.

In “stearage” the small family came,
Just five with misspelled Geerdts name;
One suitcase each as they came ashore
under Fort McHenry’s watch in Baltimore.

With little more than their love, hope and trust
they paved the way. Happy Valentine’s to us!


With The World Before Her: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

March 6, 2013

Like her Immigrant/
ancestors, she now faces/
her own brave new world.
Like her immigrant/
ancestors, she’s now on the/
edge of breathing free.