Posts Tagged ‘valentine’

Valentine’s Day Ancestry Bouquet: Revolutionary IMprov Sonnet

February 12, 2016

SS Leipzig Bremen to Baltimore April 30, 1881, Heinrich Geerdts (Gerdts) familyFor my family’s Valentine’s Day
I thought I’d make a bouquet
showing our German ancestry
as they crossed the sea.

They departed from Bremen
to seek a new land’s safe haven
on the Sovereign Ship Leipzig:
a two funnel/two mast rig.

In “stearage” the small family came,
Just five with misspelled Geerdts name;
One suitcase each as they came ashore
under Fort McHenry’s watch in Baltimore.

With little more than their love, hope and trust
they paved the way. Happy Valentine’s to us!

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Valentine’s Day With A White V-Neck: Romantic IMprov Haiku

February 12, 2016

He asked to be her/
Valentine: White t-shirt with/
red barbeque stains.

The Best Valentine: Romantic IMprov Haiku

February 9, 2015

Flowers wilt and die./
Chocolate turns to *crud. Poem words/
immortalize you.

*Originally “crap”

Valentine’s Day Vision: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

February 14, 2014

I see a vision/
I want to tell her, but I/
fear how she’ll judge me.

Surprise Valentine: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

February 14, 2014

My best Valentine/
came from a married woman/
who gave me closure.

Unwanted Valentine Make-Up: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

February 15, 2013

I know I promised/
more than I delivered. I’ll/
make it up to you.

Spaghetti Dinner Valentines: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

February 15, 2013

They’d had spaghetti/
for their first Valentines meal.
Lady and the Tramp.

OR
They’d had spaghetti/
for their first Valentines.
Lady and Tramp-esque.

Be My Valentine? Romantic ImproVerse Rhyming Haiku

February 14, 2013

If I can get you/
to be my Valentine, what’s/
the chance you’ll be mine?

Yup, I Am: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku Lament

February 14, 2013

Karaoke the/
King’s “Are you lonesome tonight?”.
Valentines’ self gift.

Valentines’ Eve Fools Pain: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku

February 13, 2013

On Valentines’ Eve,/
the pain of being a word/
fool is doubly harsh.