Posts Tagged ‘river’

Sharing Fish Stories: Revolutionary Email Free Verse Sonnet

December 19, 2014

Unknowingly she, poet, captured
a moment I remembered,
of walking with salmon,
of connecting with eternal.

Feet icicle freezing,
yet warmed and massaged
by those same opal fins
she described.

My daughter and I,
captivated by glinting rainbows
beneath the river’s rivulets,
had cautiously waded in.

In firebrands’ shadows,
autumn leaves
dying orange and red,
we’d joined death and creation.

If I respond with my own fish story,
do I diffuse or enlarge her spawned memory?


The “These Are NOT Haiku!” Challenge: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku And Limericks

October 22, 2014

The following banter between a friend and I is the result of a long-standing peeve of hers that my haiku … aren’t.

DS: First off, happy birthday! Hope it was a good one. Second: THOSE AREN’T HAIKU!

DK: (Moi)
I write these Haiku,/
girlfriend, just for you./
A tisket, a tasket,/
You’ll blow a gasket/
at the poetry I do.
(a limerick).

DS: ok…I like that one, but c’mon…you’re talented! You can do REAL HAIKU. I challenge you.

DK: My birthday called dawn./
Light swept, bright, down mountain slopes./
My life’s before me.


DK: She’ll oft criticize./
I’ve seen ducks’ moist backs before./
She still makes me laugh.

DK: She smiles, radiant./
A bright bouquet reflects her./
Miracles happen.

DK: (do you want me to stop?)

DS: Yes you can stop now. But please keep writing them correctly!

DK: If I stop the flow/
of protoplasmic verse, I fear/
my nucleus’ burst.

You can’t just put a /
Where you want the line to end.
Thought must be complete.

I understand that./
My words freeflow like rivers./
They tickle my mind.

How Inspiration Stops: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

August 18, 2013

Without my canvas,/
my river* of inspired/
words simply dried up.


Remove my canvas./
My torrent* of inspired/
words simply dries up.

Full Moon Midnight Flight: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

July 24, 2013

Full moon hide and seek in Wisconsin lakesI’d never seen a/
full moon play hide and seek ‘cross
ponds, rivers and lakes.

Results Of A Drought: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

September 15, 2012

When words stop flowing,/
like when a river dries up,/
a fertile field dies.

Canoe Up River First! Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

May 22, 2012

Always remember:/
Canoe up the river first/
before drifting down.

Escaping Lonely: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

July 10, 2011

You’re never lonely/
once you, like a river’s true/
path, find someone else./

Critical Christian, Blaming Buddhist: Revolutionary Haiku

June 12, 2011

Christian and Buddhist/
argue and criticize. I/
float my own river.

Changing The Delta: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

June 7, 2011

Stones thrown into streams/
can eventually change the/
delta of rivers.

Inspirational Keep Up: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

February 19, 2011

Words flow like water./
Emotions rage like rivers./
I cannot keep up.