Posts Tagged ‘marsh’

Charming Marsh Prince: Romantic IMprov Haiku

May 15, 2016

She was waiting for /
her Prince Charming, but he was/
slogging through the marsh.

Unexpected Wildlife Traces: Revolutionary Rhyming ImproVerse Haiku

October 1, 2014

Black bra hanging on a marsh fence = wildlife trace!I looked for nature./
In an unexpected place,/
I found wildlife’s trace.

What’s tawdry tales and/
talisman’s are left hanging/
on rural fences?


Multi-Sensory I-15 Topless Evening Drive: Revolutionary ImproVerse Free Verse Poem

August 21, 2014

Top down, I smell
swamp gas,
fresh-mown hay,
meatpacking plants,
peach orchards with over-ripe fruit,
desert dust,
rain showers,
the lake,
a steakhouse,
and barbecue.
It’s a multi-sensory I-15 drive.

At My Dad And Mom’s House: Revolutionary Blogging Prose

May 7, 2014

If you visit my dad and mom’s lakefront house on the west shore of Lake Winneconne, Wisconsin, in the summer, you’ll find:
1 large fishing/water-skiing/tubeing boat
2 canoes (3 if you want to borrow my aunt’s)

Lake Winneconne sailing

Sailing at sunset with purple martin

Daffodils by a Wisconsin pond

Frog pond and woods

1 sailboat
1 rowboat
1 skiff
2 piers
1 big lake out the front door
several swimming noodles
several life jackets
several paddle boards
3 frog ponds
1 goldfish pond
1 swing
1 hammock
2 slide/swing set (next door)
1 fire pit
2 dirt piles
1 over-grown back yard
1 nearby slow moving river
1 nearby marsh
several nearby woods
several Indian/archeological mounds nearby
Uno cards
cribbage boards
several other games
a player piano
a kitchen
a grandma who will teach you to make taffy, peanut brittle, caramel corn, carrot cake, and pies
a garden
stacks of wood with critters in them
2 butterfly nets
2 frog and fish-catching nets
2 benches overlooking the lake
clear skies
stars at night
tons of bugs
a grandpa who can tell you about every plant, bug, bird and animal around
2 soccer balls
2 kickballs
magnifying glasses
world-class airshows and aircraft museums nearby
cheese factories nearby
potato salad at Piggly Wiggly
Friday night fish frys
old steel toys
hotdog and bratwurst sticks
s’more ingredients
watermelons floating in the fresh spring pond
a garden with fresh tomatoes for BLTs
fresh, organic watercress (superfood!) for smoothies and cheese/watercress sandwiches
water skis
rubber rafts
extra swimsuits and towels
rocks to turn over
a sandbox

vintage aircraft flying overhead
buckets and shovels
aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who will play and do things with you
quiet country roads and woodland paths.

Don’t ask: “Where are the video games?”

My little brother “Ping” (Gene Jr.) thought of some more:
Duck calls & decoys
A rafter to hang your deer from
4 filet knives
Wild flowers
Owls hooting at night
Fireworks seen and felt by boat
Eager fishing poles waiting to be used
Alarm clocks with alarms set well before first light
Wild grapes
Turtle logs
Mud minnows at the ready
Smell of fish in the freezer
Salmon lures just about everywhere
Martin houses
Purple Martins singing & feeding their young
Starlings sworn at & falling from the sky
House that is paid for
Ice fishing equipment
Carp bows & arrows at the ready
Cast iron skillet waiting to sizzle & fill the air with the aroma of bacon, onions, & potatoes from an open fire
Allenville sweet corn dripping with butter
Volleyball time
CURDS!!! I forgot to mention squeaky curds!Buying Cheese and Curds at Union Star Cheese Factory in Zittau, Wisconsin
And Held’s summer sausage!!!
Red wing black birds
4th of July parties & parade
Fish boils on New Years
Thunder storms advancing
Hail falling
Wind blowing
Waves crashing
Mom laughing
Dad smiling
Both of them dreaming
Both of them making their dreams come true

Holding hands
Loving their children…and their children’s children… and their children’s children’s children
Both of them hugging

Both of them loving each other … always.

And Dad (Gene Sr.) said:
Did anyone mention the snow, cross country skiing and skating and igloo building but I guess this could go on forever…

(I commented that this was supposed to be a summer list … otherwise it COULD go on forever!

Northbound 5:20 p.m. RR Pluses And Minuses: Revolutionary Blogging Sonnet

March 11, 2014

Westward view of Utah Lake near Lindon from the 5:20 pm Northbound Front RunnerThe wheels clack and moan./
The coaches bend and sway./
The rails sing along/
to the song of the railway.

You glimpse into hidden back yards;/
junk noone wants you to see./
Ripped apart trash and old cars./
Back-porch sitters, lonely.

Then scenery opens to your view/
that noone else appreciates./
Beaches, marshes, prairies too./
Mountain vistas, sunset lakes.

A new perspective is yours to gain,
to ponder and enjoy when you ride the train.

I Have Better Things To Do: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

February 14, 2014

Broken TV in a healthy marsh: Hear the redwinged blackbirdI stood in the marsh,/
heard a redwinged blackbird, and/
cut down my TV.

… and/
watched much less TV.

Missed Photo Too Slow: Revolutionary Rhyming ImproVerse Haiku

May 20, 2013

Sunset at West Mountain lakeshore, Utah Lake, May, 2013A lone pelican /
silhouetted against the /
sun. I was too slow.
… I missed the shot.
A lone pelican /
silhouettes against the sun’s/
set. I was too slow.

Wildflower Lunch With Eeyore And Magpies: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

August 31, 2012

Eeyore's patch of purple Utah wildflowers shared with a magpie in a Russian Olive treeThese Eeyorian
thistles* are so pretty I’ll/
gladly not eat them.


Lunchtime with Eeyore./
These thistles are so pretty.
I’ll look and not lunch.

*Upon closer examination, these purple wildflowers are NOT thistles.

Early Morning Marsh Lost: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

June 9, 2012

Hobble Creek Utah Lake Marsh, early morning I'm lost and don't care!
Early morning lost/
in a marsh. There’s no place on /
Earth I’d rather be

Stinky Utah Lake? Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

June 1, 2012

Western view of Utah Lake marsh and shoreline, June, 2012People complain that /
Utah Lake stinks like a marsh./
I always ask: “So?”