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!


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.

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.