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/