Tuesday, December 27, 2011

sherku: shocking


Gentle brush
Shocks of hair fall
Radiation treatment
Shockingly revealed


What is a sherku?


for Gerald Sherlock

Monday, December 26, 2011

sherku: this Advent



This Advent
Circle of life
Has made progress
Candles not lit
Yet fire burns deep



What is a sherku?



Sunday, December 25, 2011

sherku: no blue Christmas


Three men in blue
Created a beat
Christmas spirit so true
Out on the street


What is a sherku?


for the Brouillard Christmas Xchange 2011


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

sherku: byway



Drive Valley Road
On the water front
For holiday spirits
At Red Bridge Tavern



What is a sherku?

Sunday, December 18, 2011

sherku: oldies #11


See what I mean, tonight
There’s a kind of hush
All over the world
I love you



One of a series of a dozen 'found' sherku. Found will listening and reminiscing with a WGBH special Oldies concert  http://www.wgbh.org/programs/60s-Pop-Rock--Soul-1686

Saturday, December 17, 2011

sherku: oldies #10


Something tells me
I’m into
Something good
I am Henry
The 8th I am



One of a series of a dozen 'found' sherku. Found will listening and reminiscing with a WGBH special Oldies concert  http://www.wgbh.org/programs/60s-Pop-Rock--Soul-1686

Friday, December 16, 2011

sherku: oldies #9


Thunder, lightning
The way you love me
Is frightening
I better
Knock on wood



One of a series of a dozen 'found' sherku. Found will listening and reminiscing with a WGBH special Oldies concert  http://www.wgbh.org/programs/60s-Pop-Rock--Soul-1686

Thursday, December 15, 2011

sherku: oldies #8


Mrs Brown
You’ve got a
Lovely daughter
Oh, oh, oh
Baby, baby, my love




One of a series of a dozen 'found' sherku. Found will listening and reminiscing with a WGBH special Oldies concert  http://www.wgbh.org/programs/60s-Pop-Rock--Soul-1686

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

sherku: oldies #7


Classical gas
Baby I’m gonna
Make you mine
You are my
Special angel



One of a series of a dozen 'found' sherku. Found will listening and reminiscing with a WGBH special Oldies concert  http://www.wgbh.org/programs/60s-Pop-Rock--Soul-1686

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

sherku: oldies #6



Sign of the times
This girl is
A woman now
Going on up
To the country



One of a series of a dozen 'found' sherku. Found will listening and reminiscing with a WGBH special Oldies concert  http://www.wgbh.org/programs/60s-Pop-Rock--Soul-1686

Monday, December 12, 2011

sherku: oldies #5


Hang on Sloopy
You didn’t have to
Be so nice
I’d like to get
To know you




One of a series of a dozen 'found' sherku. Found will listening and reminiscing with a WGBH special Oldies concert  http://www.wgbh.org/programs/60s-Pop-Rock--Soul-1686

Sunday, December 11, 2011

sherku: oldies #4



Devil with a blue dress
Blue dress, blue dress
Devil with only
A blue dress on



One of a series of a dozen 'found' sherku. Found will listening and reminiscing with a WGBH special Oldies concert  http://www.wgbh.org/programs/60s-Pop-Rock--Soul-1686

Saturday, December 10, 2011

sherku: oldies #3



When a man loves
A woman
Oh, no, no
Louie, Louie
We got to go now




One of a series of a dozen 'found' sherku. Found will listening and reminiscing with a WGBH special Oldies concert  http://www.wgbh.org/programs/60s-Pop-Rock--Soul-1686

Friday, December 09, 2011

sherku: oldies #2



Hey, ready to go
Twist and shout
Celebrate
Celebrate
Dance to the music



One of a series of a dozen 'found' sherku. Found will listening and reminiscing with a WGBH special Oldies concert  http://www.wgbh.org/programs/60s-Pop-Rock--Soul-1686

Thursday, December 08, 2011

sherku: oldies #1



If you want
To be happy
For the rest
Of your life
Don’t turn around to look



One of a series of a dozen 'found' sherku. Found will listening and reminiscing with a WGBH special Oldies concert  http://www.wgbh.org/programs/60s-Pop-Rock--Soul-1686

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

sherku: prayer



Glory of God is
A person who’s
Fully alive
Or like a
Song sung well

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

sherku: back to Bach



Notes stepping
This way and that
Round and back
Toccata and fugue
Bach D minor


What is a sherku?

Monday, December 05, 2011

sherku: proof



Bach crescendo
Eyes well, ground swells
I need to be still
Music reigns supreme



What is a sherku?



Sunday, December 04, 2011

sherku: push and shove


When this old world
Starts to push
And shove me,
Need to be still
And let God love me



What is a sherku?


almost a sherku as written by  RCHIE P. JORDAN, NAOMI MARTIN

Saturday, December 03, 2011

sherku: dominoes


Dominoes fall
Do you stop them
Or run? Let it
Run because this
Too shall pass



What is a sherku?

Friday, December 02, 2011

sherku: Penn State



Could you sleep
Knowing what he knows?
The question lies
Like a long
Autumn shadow



What is a sherku?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

sherku: orange chairs


Bright orange chairs
Aren’t you glad to
Sit and rest 
Out of the 
Raining issues



What is a sherku?



Monday, November 07, 2011

sherku: warmth


Your warmth was
Missing beneath
The comforter
I needed
Another blanket


What is a sherku?




for Dolores

Saturday, November 05, 2011

sherku: harmony

Casino night
Or Angel Band
Easy choice
No gamble with
Circle of Friends


What is a sherku?


Reflecting on the wonderful harmonies of the Angel Band heard live at the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse here in Franklin, MA. Click over to Steve's 2 Cents to see on of their videos.

Friday, November 04, 2011

sherku: no one's talking

Getting my hair cut
John said no one's
Talking about
The Franklin election


What is a sherku?




At my barbershop Thursday

sherku: Tony's

Sit down
Tony's green barber
chair takes you back
With talk of the
Old neighborhood


What is a sherku?


Composed when Dad got his hair cut on Friday

Monday, October 24, 2011

sherku: Dolores' slippers

Dolores,
no matter where
I find your slippers
You can't slip
out of my heart







What is a sherku?




For Dolores, on her birthday

Monday, August 01, 2011

sherku: Lowell 8

Phone battery
not keeping up
with me today
I'll still write
post later




What is a sherku?

Inspired by the 25th Annual Lowell Folk Festival

sherku: Lowell 5

Slack key fingers
flying we are
transported
effortlessly
to Hawaii



What is a sherku?

Inspired by the 25th Annual Lowell Folk Festival

sherku: Lowell 4

Ledward Ka' apana
sends a slack key
aloha to Lowell
Folk festival



What is a sherku?

Inspired by the 25th Annual Lowell Folk Festival


Sunday, July 31, 2011

sherku: Lowell 3

Thoughtfully
touching air
she signs the lyrics
to "hand writing
on the wall"



What is a sherku?

Inspired by the 25th Annual Lowell Folk Festival


sherku: Lowell 2

There is so much
joy in the
a cappella voices
of Birmingham
Sunlight



What is a sherku?

Inspired by the 25th Annual Lowell Folk Festival


sherku: Lowell 1

Spreading sun screen
on barely tanned
shoulders she
stands swaying
her sleek black shift


What is a sherku?


Inspired by the 25th Annual Lowell Folk Festival

Saturday, July 16, 2011

sherku: the gist


Steve Farber
“do what you love
in the service
of people who love
what you do”


What is a sherku?


A "found" poem as it all comes from Steve Farber's renewed book Radical Leap


Friday, July 15, 2011

sherku: twirling


she had one hand
on the wheel driving
other hand twirling
a strand of hair


What is a sherku?


Thursday, July 14, 2011

sherku: stirring


stirring he motions
reaches for paper
to write a note
about where he was



What is a sherku?


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

sherku: too close


Elderly airport
travel today
is not made for
making close
connections


Dolores and I recently took her parents to Roanoke, VA for a family wedding. Our travel experiences were similar to those written up very well by Ronni Bennett:
http://www.timegoesby.net/weblog/2011/07/air-travel-and-elders.html



What is a sherku?





Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

sherku: Blue Man


This man’s not 
Blue in Franklin 
Over nine hundred 
Performances 
He loves it

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What is a sherku?




This was discovered in 'draft' mode and should have been published along with the interview of Matt Greene.
http://franklinmatters.blogspot.com/2011/04/this-man-is-not-blue-in-franklin.html

Sunday, July 10, 2011

sherku: lesson


today’s lesson
you travel some place
different yet
all seems familiar



What is a sherku?


Saturday, July 09, 2011

sherku: their turn


the last lawn mower
rolled away
and kids began
playing games
in the yard


What is a sherku?


Friday, July 01, 2011

sherku: wedding


Laura let
Jeremy get
away the first time
wasn't about to
this time


For Laura and Jeremy!



What is a sherku?




Thursday, June 30, 2011

sherku: dancing


not just hand jive
full body motion
rocked vehicle
in his traffic world



What is a sherku?


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

sherku: peanuts


Finding the seam
in a peanut shell
cracking, opening
a nut or two
inside



What is a sherku?


Monday, June 13, 2011

sherku: arrival


They arrive
In moments of quiet
The waves of thought
Line up to
Talk with me


What is a sherku?


Sunday, June 12, 2011

sherku: silver magnet


I hadn't run that week
Drawn like a magnet
I made my way
to wave at myself


Chicago - hello world, just me this morning
inspired by "The Bean" in Chicago

Saturday, June 11, 2011

sherku: Athenos


package read
original
made from freshly
baked pita bread
gee, I hope so



What is a sherku?


From a package of Athenos pita chips on a Southwest flight


#sobcon11




Friday, June 10, 2011

sherku: feedback


freely given
feedback needs
to be welcomed
with flip charts
and without judgement


What is a sherku?


#sobcon11


Thursday, June 09, 2011

sherku: sugar moments


If not me, who?
If not now, when?
The pieces fall in line
At 'oh sugar' moments!



For Steve Farber who returned to SOBCon 2011 to give a good thoughtful presentation

What is a sherku?


#sobcon11


Wednesday, June 08, 2011

sherku: her kitchen


In her kitchen
The counters are
Never clean enough
But you still
Need to try



What is a sherku?


For Dolores, my lovely and talented wife


Tuesday, June 07, 2011

sherku: harmonica lips


That is what he
told me after
the first kiss;
he has got
harmonica lips


a found sherku, in that I read what Robert Fulghum wrote and it fit.

What is a sherku?


Friday, May 13, 2011

sherku: @starbucker


Neither coast change
Nor job change
Changed his voice
Or passion for
Showing the way


What is a sherku?




For Terry Starbucker!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

sherku: the new black


She lost her voice
Along the way
So we read her own words
To close the last day



What is a sherku?


For Liz Strauss, founder of SOBCon. The text that we did read for her can be found here.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

sherku: love is


What can one say
About sanderssays
He is a love cat
Making us richer


What is a sherku?


For Tim Sanders, the original 'love cat'

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

sherku: Bigg Success


His laugh, her voice
A great combo
Working together
Creating Bigg Success


What is a sherku?


For George and MaryLynn, the Bigg Success combo!


Monday, May 09, 2011

sherku: reflections


May one, plane time
Planning time
Sherku rhyme
Off line at last
My thoughts filled the lines


What is a sherku?


A short version recap of the recent SOBCon 2011 conference weekend


Sunday, May 08, 2011

sherku: #SOBCon2011


I have been
To the Summit
Reinforced
Recharged
Now ready to act!


What is a sherku?


A short version recap of the recent SOBCon 2011 conference weekend


Thursday, May 05, 2011

sherku: @PhilGerb


Forever the first
SOBCon presenter
Sharing big hugs
He’s making it great


What is a sherku?




For my good buddy Phil Gerbyshak! What is SOBCon?

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

sherku: Nacie's answer


A key source, my
Personal learning
Network for ideas
And inspiration


What is a sherku?




Nacie Carson (@NacieCarson) asked me why I come to SOBCon just as the Sunday morning 'giving back session' started. I did not get to answer her as I needed to leave to catch my plane home. I did have time write a batch of sherku on the plane and you'll see those over the next several days.

Monday, May 02, 2011

sherku: hot wired


Awakened in
Batman’s bedroom
Ideas, inspiration
Jump starting women



What is a sherku?


For Molly Cantrell-Kraig


From the #SOBCon giving back session Sunday morning. There will be more to come on the wonderful work she is doing with the Women with Drive Foundation.




Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Emperor of oranges

I have not been creating that blank space which in time will fill with words so before April ends, enjoy this re-organization of the internet and become an 'emperor of oranges" Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

sherku: appliance


The toaster died
As an appliance
Does untimely quick
Fostering change


What is a sherku?


Saturday, April 16, 2011

sherku: caring


All the trials
Providing care
To your parent
Can’t be addressed
In this space


What is a sherku?


Friday, April 15, 2011

sherku: peanuts 3


Shelled, maybe salted
Providing protein
But the comic strip
Adds humor



What is a sherku?