Posts Tagged ‘joy’

Upon Thinking On A Deep Funk: Revolutionary Email Free Verse Lament

November 2, 2018

Her creativity,
this evening’s music muse,
wafts like a late autumn breeze
out her door,
down the hallway,
to my ears.
Peace.

My oldest creation,
son,
and his creation,
my granddaughter,
gaze,
smiling,
from my screensaver.
Joy.

Yet I,
creative meistro
sitting on a hickory’d hill,
fall’s colored leaves
glowing in the sunset;
bright moon and stars
gleaming in the dark
rural’d night,
haven’t written
for daze.
Weeks.
Blank.

Work,
government linguistics,
leaky doors,
amityville horror phermone’d bugs,
busted lights,
stalled furnaces,
all beyond the grasp
of my repair.
Guilt.

Gardens unharvested;
tall fall grasses
in the front yard
unburned,
failed wildflower experiments
where there once was so much
promise.
Melancholy.

All around me,
there is paper
and hundreds of shades
of different hues,
muse,
notes,
thousands of words
i could use.
Yet none come.
Funk.

What to do.
What to do?
Do.
Perhaps
creativity
will drop
like dew
when I do.
And I’ll rinse my face
and cleanse my soul
and refresh my heart
and free my mind.

It’s worth a try.

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Smiling At Morning’s Golden Rays: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

March 23, 2018

When the golden rays/
of morning caress my house,/
I can’t help but smile.Golden rays of morning from my back deck through the hickory woods

America The Beautiful In Springville: Revolutionary ImproVerse Free Verse Poem

June 14, 2017

When you are
in a rose garden
with Abe,
Psyche,
a great spirit warrior,
the Spirit of Life,
a foal and moose,
Paul Revere,
the setting sun,
and America the Beautiful,
you can’t help but weep
with gratitude and joy,
even when a teenaged church class
comes rushing through,
looking for Love
in all the wrong places.
Springville Museum of Art Sculpture Garden -- America the Beautiful

Tears From Rose Kiss: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

June 14, 2017

Listening in this
setting to “Kiss From A Rose”
moves me to glad tears.SMoA sculpture garden, kissed by a rose

Celebratory Dances Help Me Feel Joy: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

May 14, 2017

Watching my friend dance,/
I felt my mouth’s corners turn/
upward once again.
gunałchéesh

(To read the backstory behind the totem raising, click here for the totem raising story)

Baseball Brings Back Childhood Joy: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

May 6, 2017

Innocent mem’ries/
of childhood diamonds flood thoughts./
Joy’s eye gleam returns.

Peace, Joy, Insight, Direction, Energy: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

February 12, 2017

If I’d known temple/
service would bring such deep joy,/
I’d have done much more.

Artistic Humility: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

October 19, 2016

They bring beauty, joy/
and light into our world, yet/
oft hide from our praise.Artistic humility: Springville Museum of Art opening night

He Painted Where HE Lived: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

September 21, 2016

Hearing of someone’s/
birth of faith brings joyful tears/
and a gladdened heart.

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.