Posts Tagged ‘teach’

Delivered In Idaho: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

February 15, 2015

Watching the young grow/
and teach virtue and knowledge/
is satisfying.Teaching virtue and knowledge in Church

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Young Examples: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

August 24, 2014

I’m glad when young men/
teach me by example to/
be charitable.

I’m Repenting: Revolutionary IMproVerse Haiku

September 21, 2013

When you stand and preach,/
doesn’t the mem’ry of what/
we did call you out?
OR

When she teaches, why/
doesn’t the memory of what/
we did trigger guilt?

What Mothers Don’t Know: Revolutionary ImproVerse Free Verse Poem

May 12, 2013

A friend inadvertently spoke/created a poem for her grandkids. (You can read it here.) That typical “not knowing”, on Mother’s Day, inspired this piece. Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers who, like her, don’t know.

Like a typical mother,
She’d influenced lives
(she didn’t know);
She’d spread joy
(she didn’t know);
She’d written poetic words of wisdom
(she didn’t know);
She’d taught self-esteem and
charity-pure love and
happiness
(she didn’t know).

She’d nourished,
and comforted,
and guided,
and protected,
and grown,
and fostered,
and healed,
and helped,
and blessed
(she didn’t know).

Like mothers everywhere
and in every time,
she didn’t know
what she’d done,
and what she was doing,
still.

And people would look
at what she did,
and exclaim:
“How could she not know?!?”
The answer is simple:
Mothers don’t need to know.
They just do.

And she still won’t know
unless
you tell her.

Learning Humility: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

June 10, 2012

A young teenage girl/
spoke, took my anger, and taught /
me humility.

Learning From Willows, Water, Martins, Sunsets: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Poem

May 3, 2011

CyranoWriter: Purple Martins Sunset under Willows on Lake WinneconneUnder sunsetted,/
silhouetted/
willows,/
purple martins/
dance/
tandem tangoes./
They ask/
who will join me/
romantically/
on the shore,/
to gain more/
light/
and insight/
as the day/
fades/to tender night./

Facing water, west,/
teaches you best.

Teaching Cowboys To Think: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

March 18, 2011

She taught cowboys how/
to think. What does she think she/
will teach me to do?