Posts Tagged ‘Utah’

Discovering The World’s Largest Open-Pit Prozac Mine: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

August 28, 2012

A friend claims all the/
Utah women he dates take/
psycho drugs. Yeah? So?

Yet Another Utah Body Sculpting “Change How You Look” Billboard: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

July 7, 2012

If you drive I-15 between Ogden, Salt Lake City, and Provo (Utah), you’ll see more “Improve your image, fix your face/teeth/body” billboards than I think anywhere in the country. It’s quite sad.

Hey Utah! Enough /
with the image-changing signs!/
Aren’t you self happy?

OR

Hey Utah! Enough /
with image-changing signs! Can’t/
you be self happy?

Mulletville, Utah: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

June 17, 2012

Welcome to Happy/
Valley, Utah, home of the /
pre-schoolers’ mullets!

Can’t I Wear My New White Shoes In April In Utah? Revolutionary Limerick

April 29, 2012

In Utah I'm Gonna Wear White Shoes Before Memorial Day!Worldly fashion etiquette says to wait:
Wear white shoes post Memorial Day’s date.
But here in remote Utah
they’ll exclaim “Fashion? Pashaw!”
And think spring ivory loafers first rate!

Albion Alpine Autumn: Revolutionary Email Sonnet

October 3, 2011

Fall wildflower glow in the sunset at Alta, Utah's Albion basinLike a woman reading
In her soft, quilted bed,
With warm, golden lamp light
Glowing ’round her head,

So do fall’s fading flowers
Of Albion’s alpine meadows shine
As they show off late beauty
At sunset, one last time.

For soon a warm blanket,
Soft, deep and white,
Will form a safe coverlet
And protect them both at night.

Then, the brightness of morning and spring
Will amaze the eyes with the beauty waking brings.

What My Dad Taught Me As I Moved From Seattle: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

September 28, 2011

My father was right.
I’ll find beauty anywhere/
because he taught me.

Best 9/11 Memorial: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

September 12, 2011

Teach children about 9 - 11 -- Thousands of flags in memorial at the Healing Field, Sandy, Utah
The best way for us/
to memorialize is/
to do what we love.

————
I know it’s a week after 9-11, but … I wrote this poem the day after 9-11-2011, inspired by friends who told me they were out on their boat relaxing.
On that “9-11 Memorial Day” 2011, I:
*Visited the Golden Spike Historical Monument AND the Spiral Jetty (something I’ve always wanted to do)
*Jumped in a golden field under a dark blue and puffy white cloud sky (something unexpected)
*Drank a fresh peach shake in Brigham City, Utah.
*Visited a field of flags and a new firemen statue in Sandy, Utah

I wondered what YOU did to “do what you love” on 9-11 — to memorialize those victims — and our first responders and military — by pursuing our freedoms? You can comment here.

Ghosts at a Utah 9-11 Memorial: Revolutionary Email Poetry

September 11, 2011


I did not see them
When I shot the video
Of thousands of flags
In a Utah field,
Each representing
a lost 9/11 victim.

But when I was editing,
They were there.
Ghosts.
Shadows dancing in and out
Of the flags.

Wives.
Fathers.
Sons.
Daughters.
Husbands.
Mothers.
First responders.

People.
Laughing.
Crying.
Holding.
Walking.
Talking.

Those who were remembering
Became they who must
Be remembered.

We must be ghosts
To each other,
To haunt ourselves
Into remembering,
so we never forget.

On Pioneer Day, Walk With Me: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

July 24, 2011

Pioneer daughter,/
think of wastelands, then take steps/
into the unknown.
Or
Pioneer daughter:/
Think of wastelands, then join me/
probing the unknown.

Utah Drivers Save Energy: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Poem

May 19, 2011

Dear Utah Drivers:
The sunrise is grey.
The sunset is grey.
The clouds are grey.
The sky is grey.
The sidewalks are grey.
The streets are grey.
The melting snow is grey.
The landscape is grey.
The rain is grey.
The sound barriers are grey.
Your dirty car is grey.
Your clean car is silver/grey.

You are not saving energy,
nor protecting your battery,
nor sparing electricity,
by driving with your car lights off!