Sunday, November 01, 2020

sherku: Ronni Bennett 1941-2020

This Halloween
brings her byline
to a close
Portland to
Portland "Time goes by"

#140poets  posted to Twitter

After much correspondence, I was fortunate to spend a glorious time with her in Portland, ME before she moved to Portland, OR. She wrote about our visit in 2009 here   She will be missed.  

Monday, September 28, 2020

sherku: renewal

Renew yourself
listen to the
flower and you
Will not hear
his latest lie 


Monday, September 07, 2020

sherku: autumn dance

Brown autumn
Leaf dances 
Across the
Blacktop early
This morning
As I walk

first shared via Twitter

sherku: virus

leaves rustle
in the breeze
what do the trees
know of the virus
raging down here 

first shared via Twitters

sherku: Labor Day

New England chore 
putting the
window AC
units away
for the season

first shared via Twitter

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

sherku: steps

The future 

maybe cloudy 

But steps to 

make it happen 

are one at a time!

Spruce pond, Franklin, MA
Spruce Pond, Franklin, MA

Saturday, August 15, 2020

sherku: life lesson

Walking barefoot 

In the kitchen

Feeling things


Time to clean the floor



for my love, on our annivarsary

Friday, August 14, 2020

sherku: diet triptych


My kind of diet
Oven fresh
Crusty baked bread
Full of soft holes
With honey


Better than
A see food
Diet where
It's all you can
See you eat
Yum, yum, yum


Still better yet
Make breakfast
Like a king
Lunch like a prince
Sup like a pauper

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

sherku: fear knot

I wake fearful
take a breath
it is a
new day, we
can do this!

for my wife, DS

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

sherku: calculate

If we knew
How much rain
A leaf could
Hold before
It tips to
Let it all go

sherku: one wet

My sweat drips
Road steam rises
Trees shimmer
With weight of
The summer
Rain makes one

sherku: memory cafe

While dancing
stopped to take
his pills and glass
Of milk, then
Right in time

sherku: summer shower

Getting caught
In this way
Rain shower
Walking on a
Summer day

Sunday, April 12, 2020

sherku: pandemic triptych

Pandemic 1

Social distance 
Closes places 
Yet helping hands 
Blossom open 
for neighbors

Pandemic 2

Social distance 
Closes places 
Family time 

Pandemic 3

Twenty three 
Years a table 
Family full 
Til hamstrung this 
Time by virus

sherku: pandemic triptych
sherku: pandemic triptych

Saturday, January 04, 2020

sherku: meaning

Lyra finds that
has a meaning,
if only
we could read it"

A 'foundku', that is a sherku mostly found in other writing. This from @PhilipPullman "Lyra's Oxford"

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