Thursday, December 27, 2012

sherku: threes


Good presents come
In threes, these words
Some money, and
This plant to watch
As it grows


for Brianna, Christmas 2012


Monday, December 03, 2012

sherku: December


the snow melted
and left us
with moths fluttering
at the window
confused



Monday, November 12, 2012

sherku: star spangled

Before work life
Takes over
Find me running
Franklin streets
By dawns early light



Monday, October 29, 2012

sherku: hurricane sandy


futility
is raking leaves
when the big storm
is known to be
on the way


#140poets
#twitpoem


Thursday, October 25, 2012

sherku: gratefulness


Gratefulness
Runs deep
Revealing
Autumn colors
This birthday
For my love



For Dolores

Thursday, October 18, 2012

sherku: mumbles



murmurs distract
mumbles linger
her words catch
ears, attention
bringing silence


Inspired during the recent Dodge Poetry Festival


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

sherku: question


Church pews
Narrow aisles
Safe space sitting
Recording forces
Movement to ask




#dodgepoetry
#140poets


Inspired by the Geraldine R Dodge Poetry Festival


Monday, October 15, 2012

sherku: fooling


not just fooling
with words
playing
with ideas
riding emotions
to live well



#dodgepoetry
#140poets

Inspired by the Geraldine R Dodge Poetry Festival

Saturday, October 13, 2012

sherku: student work


knees bent
head down
patient pen lines
fractal patterns
poetry
covers her hand


#dodgepoetry
#140poets

Friday, October 12, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

sherku: jump mama 2


Kurtis Lamkin
Sets the scene
Sights, sounds
Building
Rhythm
You begin
Jumping too!


In preparation for the Dodge Poetry Festival in a few weeks, I revisited Kurtis' performance of Jump Mama


Monday, August 13, 2012

sherku: dancing


in their chairs
in the aisles
on the dance floor
these blues got
everyone moving


Originally posted to Steve's 2 Cents

Sunday, August 12, 2012

sherku: booming blues


do you hear
Magic Slim
and the Teardrops
play the blues
keeping the
storms away


Originally posted to Steve's 2 Cents

Saturday, August 11, 2012

sherku: rhythm


no need
no fancy
instrument
hands slap thighs
and steel toe shoes
find the rhythm


originally posted to Steve's 2 Cents

Friday, August 10, 2012

sherku: swing


who knew that
hummingbird
could fiddle
a swing beat
so let's swing
lost in music


originally posted to Steve's 2 Cents

Thursday, August 09, 2012

sherku: morning


great day
in the morning
Claire Lynch Band
gets great start
with funky
bluegrass music


Originally posted to Steve's 2 Cents

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

sherku: black hat


broad brimmed
black hat carried
waved, gestured
definitely
part of his dance


Originally posted to Steve's 2 Cents

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

sherku: spirit


words don't much
matter when
sent forth with
good music
Lowell Folk
Festival




Originally posted to Steve's 2 Cents

Monday, August 06, 2012

Limerick: Dunkin inspries


I have gone longer in the sun 
Have carried water on the run 
Really focused today 
With Dunkin on the way 
Inspired to explore in fun



There is a difference between my limericks and the standard. Mine are less bawdy!


Sunday, August 05, 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012

sherku: hardly


Soft skin, soft touch
Can there be
Soft 100 percent
Whole wheat? I
Hardly think so




What is a sherku?    



Wednesday, July 18, 2012

sherku: 4th of July


Wheels spinning
One speed, ten speed
Go any speed
Celebrate
Freedom to ride




What is a sherku?    


Composed on a ride along the Blackstone River Bike Path on the 4th of July

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

sherku: mediuming


No mediuming
Find the edges
Put’em out
Until you know
Where they are


What is a sherku?   


A 'found poem" in that A Show by Ze Frank left these words running around the edges

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

sherku: sort of


I am well
Sort of, like
Well enough
To eat garden
Fresh lettuce
And spinach




For Uncle Albert

Thursday, June 21, 2012

sherku: sum it up


Live folk music
A great sound setting
A slice of
Cheesecake with my
Name on it


What is a sherku?  


By the writing on the index card, from the same night as the Peter Yarrow concert at Circle of Friends Coffeehouse. Also part of the misplaced index cards until they were recently found.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

sherku: CTA Midway


The rails sang
Then the platform
Shuddered before
Train pulls up
Opening doors

What is a sherku?  




Actually written on the return via CTA to Midway from the #SOBCon 2012 Conference. The index card had been misplaced among my notes until recently.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

sherku: singalong


Peter lead
The singalong
Familiar tunes
Brought tears til
I could cry no more




What is a sherku?  




A reflection upon the Peter Yarrow concert at the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse. Found in my notes of the night and misplaced until recently

Monday, June 18, 2012

sherku: simplicity


Got lost and found
Got a flat tire
Fixed for free
All due to
'I love your accent'


What is a sherku?  


Sparked by stories from Trevor and Annie's trip to the USA

Sunday, June 17, 2012

sherku: remembering


Each holiday brings
Another first
Without Dad
His place is filled
With good times


What is a sherku?  




Remembering Jerry Sherlock on the first Father's Day since his passing
http://jerrysherlockstory.blogspot.com/2012/06/fathers-day-time-to-remember.html


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

sherku: contrasts


Swaths of green
Contrast where the
Lawn mower
Passed weekly
Duty completed




What is a sherku?  

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

sherku: weeds 2


Green and growing
Taking garden
Space meant for
Something else more
Legitimate


What is a sherku?  




One of a series in answer to the question: what is a weed?

Monday, June 11, 2012

sherku: weeds 1


Something encroaching
Upon defined
Garden space
Requiring
Removal



What is a sherku?  


One of a series in answer to the question: what is a weed?

Sunday, June 10, 2012

sherku: translucent


This morning
Green maple leaves
Catching the sun
Become a new
Translucent green


What is a sherku?  

Monday, June 04, 2012

sherku: summer time


Husking sweet corn
Barefooting
Warm green grass
Golden IPA
Quenches thirst


What is a sherku? 



Thursday, May 03, 2012

sherku: giddy up


Water taxi
Navigates 
The river
What kind of wake 
Will SOBCon create?



What is a sherku?  


Observation made along the river front in Chicago preparing for the SOBCon conference this weekend


I did err in tweeting this when I did not catch the typo calling it a "sherlu" instead of a sherku. Oops



#sobcon

Monday, March 26, 2012

sherku: sunset


Progress of a sunset
Big ball of light
Lowered slowly
Darkness takes over




What is a sherku?  



Sunday, March 25, 2012

sherku: candle


Single candle
Light brings out
The puzzle
Piece tree limbs
Sharpens the
Singing birds




What is a sherku? 


Saturday, March 24, 2012

sherku: fear


Darling do not
Fear what you
Don’t really know
Spend some time
Alone reflecting




What is a sherku?  


partly a found poem in that the first part came from a song by Brett Dennen "Darlin' Do Not Fear"


Friday, March 23, 2012

sherku: change


Events repeated
Become routine
With absence
Fill the void
With new events



What is a sherku? 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

sherku: blossom


So warm and
So early
This spring has
Skipped us by
What do the
Flowers do?




What is a sherku?  



Wednesday, March 21, 2012

sherku: shells



Such a mess
Cooks privilege 
Discarding
Cracked shells
Digging for
The peanuts



What is a sherku? 



Saturday, March 17, 2012

sherku: turbulence


Turbulence
Flying unsettled
Skies pilot skills
Bring wheels down
At same time




What is a sherku? 



Friday, March 16, 2012

sherku: tired


Tired yawning
Waiting to board
Flight home from
Family
Funeral weekend



What is a sherku?     



Thursday, March 15, 2012

sherku: Antietam


The country road
Winds through what
Was once a bloody
Civil War
Battlefield




What is a sherku?     


The Antietam write up in Wikipedia and the National Park Service site
I'll need to return. I did not have time this trip to visit.



Wednesday, March 14, 2012

sherku: Providence


Flight crew says
Welcome to
Providence
Really Warwick
Either way
Almost home


What is a sherku?     



Tuesday, March 13, 2012

sherku: drift away


Give me the beat boys
And free my soul
I want to get lost
In your rock and roll



A 'found' poem. I have loved this Doobie Brothers chorus since I first heard it and finally realized it was a sherku! Well part of it was. 


What is a sherku?    





Monday, March 12, 2012

sherku: rain


So many deaths
So much sorrow
Whole earth shedding
Tears of pain
Seagulls take flight



What is a sherku?    



Sunday, March 11, 2012

sherku: stitch in time


Threading eye
Of the needle
Stitching the hole
Together
Making one again




What is a sherku?    



Saturday, March 10, 2012

sherku: shutter


Adjusting the
Camera speed
Hoping to
Catch the icicle
Tears in flight



What is a sherku?    



Friday, March 09, 2012

sherku: chores


Household chores
Won’t resolve world issues
But there is joy
In what we
Can control


What is a sherku?    



Thursday, March 08, 2012

sherku: index cards


Swirls of thought
Inside brought forth
With ink pen
Index cards
Blue lines, words
Spring forward



What is a sherku?   


Written in the aftermath of my father's funeral. For more on Jerry's Story visit here
http://jerrysherlockstory.blogspot.com/



Wednesday, March 07, 2012

sherku: quiet


In the quiet
Moments when
He was among us
Life was as
Full of good verse



What is a sherku?   


Written in the aftermath of my father's funeral. For more on Jerry's Story visit here
http://jerrysherlockstory.blogspot.com/



Tuesday, March 06, 2012

sherku: taps


Volley, then
Taps, a moving
Melody
This one for
My father
So much more



What is a sherku?   


Written in the aftermath of my father's funeral. For more on Jerry's Story visit here
http://jerrysherlockstory.blogspot.com/

Monday, March 05, 2012

sherku: flag of my father


Stars and stripes
Stretched, folded
Straitened, folded
Such care for
Triangle treasure




What is a sherku?   


Written in the aftermath of my father's funeral. For more on Jerry's Story visit here
http://jerrysherlockstory.blogspot.com/

Sunday, March 04, 2012

sherku: scattergories


Family teams
Played at
Scattergories
So calm, then laughing
Looking for words



What is a sherku?   


Written in the aftermath of my father's funeral. For more on Jerry's Story visit here
http://jerrysherlockstory.blogspot.com/

Saturday, March 03, 2012

sherku: takeout


Chinese menu
Varied enough
To satisfy
Family likes
And dislikes



What is a sherku?   


Written in the aftermath of my father's funeral. For more on Jerry's Story visit here
http://jerrysherlockstory.blogspot.com/

Friday, March 02, 2012

sherku: towels


On the day
After his service
Folding towels
Is strenuous
Enough work



What is a sherku?   


Written in the aftermath of my father's funeral. For more on Jerry's Story visit here
http://jerrysherlockstory.blogspot.com/

Thursday, March 01, 2012

sherku: Basho


Taking turns
Dressing last
Minute ironing
Reading of Basho
In the corner



What is a sherku?   


Written in the aftermath of my father's funeral. For more on Jerry's Story visit here
http://jerrysherlockstory.blogspot.com/



Wednesday, February 29, 2012

sherku: family


The ties that bind
us as family
are strong and
made stronger
by this event




What is a sherku?   


Written in the aftermath of my father's funeral. For more on Jerry's Story visit here
http://jerrysherlockstory.blogspot.com/





Tuesday, February 28, 2012

sherku: edible fruit


Fruit as flowers
Flowers as
Expressions
Of feelings
Gifts to share
Delivered



What is a sherku?   


Written in the aftermath of my father's funeral. For more on Jerry's Story visit here
http://jerrysherlockstory.blogspot.com/


For edible arrangements visit http://www.ediblearrangements.com/