Posts Tagged ‘memories’

My Gardened, Watered: Revolutionary ImproVerse Free Verse Poem

June 4, 2017

Decades after I turned
my first garden dirt
with a shovel,
clearing away sterile lawn
for food and scent and joy,
I didn’t know my last time,
the time at the helm
of a rototiller,
would be so emotional.

Someone else,
hopefully another family,
will now grow and prosper
in this garden,
in my once yard,
in this house,
where Smashing Pumpkins
and volunteer tomatoes
and lemon balm
and popcorn popping apricot trees
and temple roses
and forget-me-nots
and kornblumen
and black walnuts
and the Kirkland rhubarb hat fan club
once grew
and flourished
and prospered,
but where there are now
only rotted logs
and cut stumps
and smooth dirt
and the old mossed rock,
and memories.

And I will water my garden,
one last time,
with my tears.
Temple rose and apple tree before my garden was tilled
Forget-me-nots and korn blumen before my garden was tilled


Baseball Brings Back Childhood Joy: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

May 6, 2017

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

As Your Mom Passes: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

December 22, 2016

Just because one life’s/
sun has set, doesn’t mean we/
won’t bask in their light.
When Life's Sun Sets: Sunset over Lake Winneconne, Wisconsin, Dec. 2016

Great Daughter Memories: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

October 10, 2015

Happy Packer Backer memory with my daughterSome of my greatest/
mem’ries start with this phrase: “Once,/
my daughter and I … “

Y B Sorry For Opportunities? Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

August 16, 2015

I would never say/
“sorry” when change opens new/

Summer Strawberry Shortcake Challenge: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku(s)

June 4, 2015

I bought strawberries/
for Mom today. She had some/
already. Who cares?
Seeing strawberry /
shortcake for dessert makes me/
forget all the rest.
Strawberry shortcake/
brings back summer memories/
and smiles and drooling.

Memories Of (Their) Childhood: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

May 18, 2015

Rhubarb Hat Fan Club -- Utah Chapter, May 2015It’s the simple things/
in life which bring joy, like the/
rhubarb hat fan club.

Empty Lake, Empty Beach: Revolutionary ImproVerse Rhyming Haiku

January 17, 2015

Empty Lake, Empty Beach ... Sandy Beach, Utah LakeMemories of a/
summer long gone makes me sing/
an old Eagles song.

Fun Memories In New Snow: Revolutionary ImproVerse Rhyming Haiku

November 13, 2014

Tracks in the new snow/
make me think of school yard fun/
I had long ago.