Posts Tagged ‘Provo City Center Temple’

Temple Locker Phone Alarm Gladness: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

February 10, 2017

When phone alarms ring/
in Temple lockers, rejoice/
it is not “Hell’s Bells!”
#GentleAlarmMusic
#CouldBeWorse
#TurnOffYourPhone

Wild Man’s Service: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

February 9, 2017

A wild man worships/
in God’s House, sees a need, leaps/
to his feet and serves.

Temple Service At 10 Degrees: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

January 31, 2017

Pre-Sunrise Freezing Temple Bike Ride: Provo City Center Temple, January 2017, ServiceTemple bound, she rides/
her bike pre-sunrise, plus 10/
degrees. That’s service.
#IsThatAllysonsBike

Angels Under Angels With Angels By Me: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

January 25, 2017

Would people find it/
strange if I made snow angels /
on the temple grounds?
Provo City Center Temple Snow Angel, Jan. 2017

Eyes In The Backs Of Our Heads Conundrum: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku Lament

August 22, 2016

Why does this gorgeous/
Utah edifice have no/
benches facing it?
LDS Provo City Center Temple Park with no benches facing the Temple WHY?

Working At The Temple: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

August 18, 2016

I helped here for a/
long time. Today I got to/
work with a purpose.
Working at the House of the Lord, Provo City Center Temple, August 2016

Finding The Divine Lotus: Revolutionary Blogging Free Verse Poem

July 31, 2016

I,
working in a new ,
central mountain desert Temple,
noticed a carved symbol
high on Godly walls.

The lotus blossom,
not seen locally.
“International symbol
of the divine”
I was told.
8 petals,
gorgeously carved.
But why there?
Why that Buddhist symbol
in the Beehive state?

I was amused,
thinking “How silly
to use a blossom
so distant,
so unconnected,
so foreign.”

Summer drew me east,
away from that desert temple,
to the Midwest,
to the muddy creek
that had been my contemplative home,
my temple of solitude and thought
growing up.

Paddling up river
after heat,
muggy weather,
I noticed large water pads,
never before seen
in my decades in the swamp.

Then something newWhite lotus, symbol of the Buddha, reaching heavenward out of the muck in Mud Creek, Lake Winneconne, Wisconsin
rose up.
Coming out of the mud,
the decay,
through the water,
cleansing,
reaching heavenward,
large pods.

They opened,
huge,
white,
pure,
eight petals,
divine.

The scent,
pure,
delicious,
took my mind
and soul
even farther heavenward.

Now,
sitting in my canoe,
my portable temple,
eyes overwhelmed,
nostrils overcome,
soul purified,
I understand why
lotus is divine
whether in the desert
or the marsh
or the Ganges.

Breathtaking View, Live: Revolutionary IMprov Rhyming Haiku

January 26, 2016

Late Night Provo City Center Live View, January 2016Lucky were the blessed/
few who were privileged to/
enjoy the live view.

Late Night Privileges: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

January 26, 2016

When you’re ushering/Late night Temple Usher ... no lines
late at night, you don’t have to/
wait in photo lines!

Temple Parking Supervisor, 3rd Shift: Revolutionary ImproVerse Primary Song Cover

January 20, 2016

Provo City Center Temple Open House Parking Lot Supervisor -- Jan. 2016, I'll Park You At The Temple!Sung to the tune of the Primary song: “I love to see the Temple”.

I’ll park you at the temple;/
I’ll help you find your way./
I’ll give you clear directions,/
and you won’t have to pay!

For the Temple is a holy place;/
It’s great to tour and see./
The parking is all underground… /
And you can get in free!