Posts Tagged ‘liberty’

Hidden Art At The Museum: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

February 16, 2017

Hidden art on a flagpole, Springville Museum of Art, Feb. 2017Keep your eyes open/
at Art Museums. You may/
not know what you’ll miss.

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I’ll Always Remember: Revolutionary Veterans Day ImproVerse Haiku

November 10, 2015

A friend of mine’s father held extremely high rank in the Armed Services. Once one of the most powerful men in the world, as he grows older, his influence lessens. Recently he commented “Nobody remembers who I was anymore.”
I think a lot of veterans feel that way.
I once saw a Pearl Harbor vet at a gas station in Woodinville, WA. As my kids protested, I went up to him and reached out my hand. He looked startled and a little frightened, until I said “I want to thank you for your service and sacrifice.” He started to get misty-eyed, and said softly “Thank you for remembering.” His elderly wife leaned over and said, out the open window: “Thank you for remembering. Nobody remembers anymore.”
To which I responded: “I do.”

To those men, and to all the others who served, I wrote this haiku for Veterans Day:

We may not recall/
who you were anymore, but/
we know what you did.

Poetic License: Revolutionary IMprov Rhyming Haiku

December 21, 2013

When the poet in/
me gets set free, there may be*/
liberty with words.
OR
*… I may seek/