Posts Tagged ‘Shakespeare’

How My Labor of Love is Lost: Romantic IMprov Haiku

March 29, 2018

Introduce your love/
to Shakespeare with care! Pick plays/
sans pedantic speech.

To Beauties Watching A Moonrise: Romantic IMprov Haiku

April 10, 2017

I shall refrain from/
quoting what Shakespeare once wrote:/
Smite that jealous Moon.

What, Drama? Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

August 5, 2013

Is a drama to/
miss her? If so, let me be/
Falstaff* on her stage!
(original was Hamlet: “to be, or not to be”.)
*Patrick (Petruchio in “Taming of the Shrew)

Dropping Writing Instruments: Revolutionary Blogging Haiku

July 9, 2012

Wast Shakespeare’a muse e’er /
thwarted by dropping his quill/
where sweet droppings went?

A Rose By Any Other Name: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

June 27, 2011

A Rose by any other name: Shakespeare theater joke-- picture of pink roses

A rose by other/
names is only funny if/
you know the old joke.


Why I Call Her Voicemail: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

May 19, 2011

I memorize verse./
Her voicemail sounds like Shakespeare./
I’ll call her again.

Spelling Shakespeare: Revolutionary Email Haiku

December 22, 2010

Any woman who/
spells “Shakespeare” correctly is/
worth Achtung, Baby!

The Changing Situation: A Romantic ConTEXTing Poem

August 2, 2009

Obviously the situation has changed/
between us. Why-How?/
I’m sorry you don’t think/
I’m worth letting know./
I hope you’re happy. Be well,/
live long and Prospero!

BEauty on the Beach: A Romantic IMprov Sonnet

February 23, 2009

A woman wanted to be/
a better writer/
so I took her to the beach/
and walked beside her./

We spoke of the Bard,/
and his poetry;/
It was not hard/
how the words came to me,/

as we danced/
on the sand./
I romanced;/
she held my hand./

It was effortless; the words came easily,/
to describe her fairness and lasting beauty!