Monday, August 31, 2009

trust agent difference

Difference between
Shaded green and sunny green
The light of a trust agent


What is a sherku?

inspired by a Sunday afternoon at Castle Island, South Boston reading Trust Agents


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Momma



One boy called “Momma, Momma”
Dozens of women turned
To look if it was hers


What is a sherku?


Inspired by a Sunday afternoon at Castle Island, South Boston, MA

Sunday, August 23, 2009

sherku: young girl riding

there is great joy riding
her bike down the grassy hill
knowing the brakes work well

What is a sherku?

inspired by a Sunday afternoon at Castle Island, South Boston

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

just sound great


You can squeeze, strum, pick
Bang, slide, or blow ‘em; played
Together they just sound great

What is a sherku?


Monday, August 10, 2009

his touch




The walk was crowded, the
Music too good to pass up
His touch led her along




















What is a sherku?

Inspired by the dancing of this couple at the Lowell Folk Festival

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Friday, August 07, 2009

seeing is believing


Wouldn’t believe that those
Mandolin picking fingers
Could play so but I see



What is a sherku?

Inspired by the performance by Sierra Hull at the Lowell Folk Festival

Thursday, August 06, 2009

You just know

Know you are at the right
House for party when you
See furniture in garden

What is a sherku?

This is a "found" poem in that
Niamh Ni Charra mentioned this during an intro to one of her songs at the Lowell Folk Festival. I crafted it to fit the sherku format.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

opening number

Greek salad, lamb kabob
Irish fiddle music
lots of sun at Lowell Folk

What is a sherku?

Inspired by the Lowell Folk Festival experience!

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

rhythm and beat

rhythm and beat of the dance
crosses the cultural lines
Puerto Rican joy


What is a sherku?

Inspired by the music of Yomo Toro at the Lowell Folk Festival

Monday, August 03, 2009

tears of joy

fiddle bow keeps flying
his feet tap the double beat
Québécois heritage


What is a sherku?

Inspired by the music of Genticorum at the Lowell Folk Festival

Sunday, August 02, 2009

gospel soul

musical notes transport
the spirit to places
where all words find their meaning


What is a sherku?

Inspired by the music of Sierra Hull and Highway 111 at the Lowell Folk Festival