Posts Tagged ‘inspired’

Missing My Sacred Space: Revolutionary ImproVerse Free Verse

September 19, 2017

It was my temple
when I had none.
Now, new adventures await me
far away.
for one more time
in perhaps a long time,
I walked quietly
through art’s temple.

I will miss
this place of solitude,
and tranquility.

I will miss the Russian faces
I have come to know and love
and the quilts
which exude warmth
even when hanging out
on the walls.

How do I say farewell to
the sculptures of strong men and women
forever holding
and dancing
and working
and playing
and protecting
and posing

I will miss eating
the ripe espaliered apples
nobody else but the birds
care about;
smelling the roses
and lavender;
splashing cool water on my face
during hot summer afternoons.

I will miss being awestruck
and stunned
and amazed
every time I walk through
its handcrafted doors
and slide across its Utah Lake clayed floors
and listen to the
clink drip drip drip drip drip drip clink
of its kinetic sculptures.

My heart and soul and mind,
(not my back and bottom),
will miss the not-that-comfortable chairs
and wood benches
and metal patio furniture
that gave me gothic arch views
out onto the street
or into that quiet garden space,
where I often sat
in different shades of light,
in all seasons,
to compose,
to write,
to be inspired,
to lift my soul.

I won’t miss
the few steps I heard daily
as too few people visit
this amazing place
and drink in this
the inspiration
of fabulous space.

I will miss the smiling people,
the artists,
the musicians,
the curators,
the directors,
the installers,
the docents,
the interns,
the administrative folks,
the cleaning staff,
who make it all possible.

I will miss thinking
and creating
and writing
and dancing
and soaring
and crying with gratitude,
by myself,
(and sometimes with others),
at the beauty surrounding me.

I can go
to other temples now
and get new and different inspiration.
There are far-away places
to explore and discover,
in this out-of-the-way Utah Art City,
its surprising edifice of beauty,
which embraced me
and held me close to God
when I was otherwise cast out,
this stuccoed white citadel,
will always be
Sacred Space
to me.
Pan views of Springville Museum of Art


The Message Gets Out: Revolutionary Blogging Haiku

March 4, 2017

Some criticized what/
I wrote. Was I wrong? One said/
it brought peace. Inspired.

Feeling Like His Brain Was Exploding: Romantic IMprov Haiku

May 22, 2016

He wondered if she/
knew the way she made him feel:/
His brain exploding.
Did she know how she/
made him feel inspired, like his/
brain was exploding?

Good Girl, Bad Poems: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

January 19, 2015

If she’s a good girl,/
can I no longer send her/
bad poems I wrote her?

bad poems which she mused?

The Purpose Of Life, Mio: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

November 19, 2014

As I walk through art,/
I ask myself: “What the hell/
am I doing? Write!”

I Try To Be Honest: Revolutionary Blogging Haiku

April 9, 2014

He’s promising a/
married woman he’ll marry/
her. How’s that honest*?
*How’s that inspired?

He Wants You Back: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

March 20, 2014

Fifteen men counseled/
with the Highest. Inspired, they/
said: “He wants you back.”

Why Lines: Romantic IMprov Rhyming Haiku

April 21, 2013

Can’t I be inspired/
without one thinking I use/
lines that are tired?

My Christmas Muse: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

December 9, 2012

She who was once just/
a friend inspired one of my/
fav’rite Christmas poems.

(referring to this poem:

Moved To Rock: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Poetry

August 8, 2012

We Will Rock You: Queen Musical, London Theater DistrictYou inspired me
to go see
more than I wanted to.

Oh! You kid!
I’m glad you did!
We Will Rock You!