Posts Tagged ‘stars’

Northern Sky Uplift: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

December 20, 2016

Whether I’m waist deep/
in lakes or knee deep in drifts,/
northern skies lift me.Uplifting Northern Skies -- Frozen Lake Winneconne at Sunset, Dec. 2016

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Reflections On At Last Seeing Starlight: Revolutionary Blogging Free Verse Poem

April 29, 2016

To some
it may seem strange,
having heard poets
and troubadours
wax nostalgic
about seeing starlight
reflected
in still
lake waters,
to have never seen
those lights,
those starry nights.

To have never known
what they spoke of,
to have never experienced
the beauty
of doubled diamonds,
some suspended above,
twins shimmering below,
clear and focused,
shining and waving.

Then,
one clear,
crisp
Wisconsin spring evening,
post eye surgery,
walking on a dock
which extended out
past trees
and lights,
and anything,
just he,
after a half a century,
alone,
suspended between
hundreds of glowing orbs,
times two,
at last seeing,
understanding,
recognizing
what others had sung about
and enthused over
and painted
and immortalized.

At last,
he saw.

Some might think it
strange,
and sad,
almost tragic.
“What he missed!”
they may exclaim.
But to him,
at last viewing,
finally comprehending
and feeling
and floating,
expanding his soul
and blending his
diamond tears
with the lake,
and with witnesses
before him,
and his gasp,
breath of adoration
and joy,
with creators like him,
the wait seemed
a small moment,
but so large
in its connective
worth.

Where I Want To Live: Romantic ImproVerse Rhyming Haiku

October 27, 2013

The silence. The stars. /
The breeze through the trees. No cars./
I wish she was here.

Grandma Loves: Revolutionary Iambic Poetry

April 30, 2013

A friend was telling me about her grandchildren, and how she describes, to them, her love for them as individuals. As she spoke what she said to each grandchild, I could hear the iambic rhythms … so I put together a poem for her. This is what she said:

I love you to the moon and back./
I love you brighter than the sun./
I love you more than there are stars in the sky./
I love you to Infinity and beyond.

Does A New Moon Emerge? Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

July 26, 2012

As I disappear/
from your horizon, new moons/
and stars shine for you.

OR

As I disappear/
from your horizon, does a/
new moon shine for you?

What I’m Invited For: Revolutionary IMprov Poetry

May 2, 2011

To take up the slack,
she invited me for dinner
when I get back,
to shoo out Winter.

And to quietly sit
around her fire pit
and gaze at the stars
and find Venus and Mars
as she makes me
a delish
dish
to remind me
of what I missed.

Morning Person Versus Night Owl: Romantic ConTEXTing Poetry

April 4, 2011

The pity of/
being a morning person, love,/
is when U miss a chance/
4 nocturnal romance./

4 oft when/
darkness descends,/
and stars r uncovered,/
then/
speak lovers.

Dark Man, Center Of Her Universe: Romantic ConTEXTing Poetry

August 16, 2010

Written for a friend, to her husband who was away on a business trip:

Dark man, center of my universe:
We look at the stars the same,
the moon the same.

Tomorrow you and I will be together;
though apart, you carry my heart.

Stars and Sunrise Glow: Romantic ConTEXTing Poem

April 8, 2010

I didn’t know/
the glow/
of her hair,/
the stars that show’d/
captured there/
in her eyes/
would surprise/
me 2 where/
I’d stay awake ’til sunrise,/
hoping she’d care.

Wishing For You On Desert Stars: A Romantic IMprov Limerick

January 8, 2010

I wish you were here with me/

upstairs inĀ South Mountain’s balcony;/

Looking up at Mars,/

and thousands of desert stars,/

as far as our heartsĀ could see.