Posts Tagged ‘Wisconsin’

Garden In The Bathtub Legacy: Revolutionary Family History Prose

November 25, 2018

Maria Vogt or Weidt GEERDTS, early 1900s, by her chicken coop in Sheboygan, WisconsinThere is an old family history story that my Grandma Bertha Geerdts Kuhns used to tell me about her father’s mother, a little old immigrant German lady who lived in Sheboygan Wisconsin at the turn of the century. My Grandma Bertha said that this woman (Maria Vogt or Weidt Geerdts) had chicken coops, a garden, but what Grandma Bertha most remembered about Maria Geerdts’ house in Sheboygan is that her large clawfoot bathtub was never used for bathing.

Instead, it was always full of garden plants.
Plants in jetted bathtub, Nov 2018
Sometimes I wonder if my great-great Granny Geerdts is looking down on my giant jetted bathtub …
and smiling.

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They’re Here! Purple Martins Return: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

April 14, 2016

Lake Winneconne Sunset and Purple Martin Return FlightI dreamed they were here,/
and I yelled: “They are here!” And/
now, at last, they’re here!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vooWAoTixNc

Wisconsin Blizzard Tomatoes: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

April 8, 2016

Just in my home state/
would I buy potted veggie/
plants in a blizzard.Wisconsin blizzard tomatoes

Thawing Sunrise: Revolutionary Blogging Haiku

March 25, 2016

Not all amazing/
sunrises have to be red./
Thawing mists bring hope.
Spring thaw fog, Wisconsin farmland

Wisconsin Corn Field Blues: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

December 6, 2015

You’re living well when/
you discover blues in the/
middle of corn fields.
TheHill_Blues_Dec2015

Wisconsin Is Good Medicine: Revolutionary Napkin Haiku

July 25, 2015

My mother started/
to shrink at Stonehenge, but then/
moved to Wisconsin.

Proud Cheesehead Wearer: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

March 28, 2015

Proudly wearing my Cheesehead, convertible top down, on I-15 after Wisconsin's hoops win sends them to the Final Four!It’s always more fun/
to wear my Cheesehead proudly/
after a great game.

January Wisconsin Stubble: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

January 7, 2015

News Report: Temperatures in Northeast Wisconsin were expected to only reach -6 degrees, with wind chills of -25 degrees or less.
To some, it’s just a /
scruffy beard. Cheeseheads know: It’s/
frostbite protection.
Cheesehead scruffy beard frostbite protection

What A Badger Trucker! Revolutionary ImproVerse Free Verse Poem

December 17, 2014

I saw a Badger trucker/
rolling north /
through the snowcapped mountains.

Top down,
I pointed to my “G for Greatness” /
Packer bumper sticker, /
and flashed him a “W”
Wisconsin sign.

With his mighty horn,
he blasted “On, Wisconsin!”
Two Cheeseheads,/
on the freeway,/
connected./

I hope /
he knows /
he made my morning 🙂

World-Class Recyler: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haikus

November 15, 2014

World-Class Recyler

Her kitchen isn’t/
cluttered. She’s just a world-class/
plastic recycler.

AND

… And Wear Your Cheesehead!

Do you want to clean/
your hoarder friend’s kitchen? Wait/
for da Badgers game.
Cleaning da Kitchen ... cheesehead style!