Posts Tagged ‘shake’

During His Service — Thoughts On My Neighbor’s Passing: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

October 15, 2014

My neighbor (“the golfer”) passed away unexpectedly last weekend. At his funeral, during tributes from children and friends, many thoughts and feelings came up, which I turned into poetic texts to myself.

When a good man passes 11:04 a.m.
When a good man is/
Taken too early, it shakes/
We who aren’t ready.

Life Elevated Example 11:49 p.m.
When you see a life/
That is elevated, you/
Know you must improve.

My Neighbor’s Advice: 12:13 p.m.
“Prepare to stand in/
The presence of God.” That’s his/
advice from the grave.

Urgent Work 12:24 p.m.
For such a one to/
leave so early shows how the/
work is so urgent.
For such a one to/
leave so soon shows how urgent/
the Lord’s work must be.

Kind Words Of Welcome 12:26 p.m.
Welcome back, brother”/
were the kindest feelings and/
words I ever heard.


Oxygenating Water: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

July 14, 2012

If I shake water/
bottles really hard does that/
oxygenate them?

When Words Are Blocked: Romantic ConTEXTing Iambic Poem

January 3, 2011

If I want to/
and goo/
only you,/
but you/
won’t let my words through,/
though they are true,/
and meant only for you,/
to shake your shoe,/
what should I do?