Thursday, April 30, 2009

Poem in Your Pocket Day!

a sherku would fit nicely!

SMB13: Roger Wu

Klickable took a thirty
Second ad and made it
A three minute event

What is a sherku?

This is a "found poem". It is a paraphrase of Roger Wu talking about Klickable at the SMB13 in Boston on 4/28/09.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

SMB13: CC Chapman

Brand marketers are missing
Out on getting folks to
Share passion for their brand

What is a sherku?

This is a "found" poem. CC Chapman said this during the SMB13 event at PumaCity on 4/28/09.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

SMB13: Save the Harbor

We’re the first generation
To clean up after ourselves
Join Save the Harbor

What is a sherku?

Inspired by the discussion at SMB13 held at PumaCity in Boston on 4/28/09

spring words

What a dancing page!
Spring words woven with flowers
Learning blossoms in the mind

What is a sherku?

Inspired by and dedicated to Kirsten Olsen for her posting on the Joyful Jubilant Learning blog

Monday, April 27, 2009

Jacoby Ellsbury

Quite a challenge, quite a feat
By daring to steal home
While so many watch

What is a sherku?

no hot spots

Replaced the guts of the
Outdoor grill, cooking returns
To being easy again

What is a sherku?

Saturday, April 25, 2009

budding trees

Ah, the glories of spring
The tree skeletons fade
Away as the buds appear

What is a sherku?

Friday, April 24, 2009

East Bay ride

East Bay bike path in
Glorious weather shifted
Gears just once along the way

What is a sherku?

The East Bay Bike Path runs from East Providence to Bristol in RI.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

these buds

Take April showers, add
Some sun, raising the temp
And pop, these buds are for us

What is a sherku?

fuel assistance

Seniors, veterans, all it takes
Is one phone call with Bob
To get it started

What is a sherku?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

time for bed

Between fail whale and
Red wine rising to the head
Time to go to bed

What is a sherku?

Monday, April 20, 2009

frugal networking

Frugal networking is
One update sent out to
Multiple sites at same time

What is a sherku?

Inspired by Steve Molloy's (@sophware) session at #NewBCamp

Sunday, April 19, 2009

standing tall

Amaryllis standing tall now
This room has light all
Around, no need to lean

What is a sherku?

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Earth Day 2009

Nature adapts to the trash
Dumped around it, think
There’s a lesson for us?

What is a sherku?

Friday, April 17, 2009

dusting break: tassel

Hanging the tassel just so
Avoids the hassle
Of the sidewalk supers talk

What is a sherku?

Thursday, April 16, 2009

dusting break: the hat

Faceless doll, hot pink hat
What will you do to stand out
From the crowd today

What is a sherku?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

job possible

Boiled egg peeler; good job
For one who gets under
Another’s skin quickly

What is a sherku?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

dusting break: flower wreath

flower wreath adorns
the hearth, it gets much colder
we'll need to start a fire

What is a sherku?

Monday, April 13, 2009

Text flow on my verse

I wrote about TextFlows here and they composed one using my text. How cool!

Updated: you don't need to go full screen to view the text, they fixed the embed!

spring cleaning challenge

I issued a spring cleaning challenge at the Joyful Jubilant Learning blog today. It includes 7 new sherku created while dusting around the house on Saturday.


Sunday, April 12, 2009

That's me

Long arms and legs, portable
step stool, good for folding sheets
dusting high places

What is a sherku?

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Comments open

I had not noticed that the default setting was to "not allow comments". That has been changed. It should not have been that way and it won't be going forward from here.

Looking for

Looking for poet who wrote
Something small, wet and
Wonderful was exchanged

What is a sherku?

BBQ Tweets

BBQ and good conversation
A great combination
For a tweetup

What is a sherku?

This should have been posted Friday AM to make the Tweetup Thursday evening.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

gathering at Dodge

Chair rows facing the stage
Folks entering left and right
To find a seat closer

What is a sherku?

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Not a circus

walking across lush green lawns
crossing a dirt path
entering a large white tent

What is a sherku?

Reflections upon the Bi-annual Dodge Poetry Festival

Monday, April 06, 2009

Main Tent - Dodge Festival

There is a buzz like before
church services when we
gather to hear great words

What is a sherku?

Sunday, April 05, 2009


The scarves were given away
And put to use tonight
Revs win home opener

What is a sherku?

Saturday, April 04, 2009

smell as sweet

A rose by any other
name would smell as sweet
unless tainted by deceit

What is a sherku?

Reflecting upon the use and misuse of certain terms in the Franklin town budget discussions

Friday, April 03, 2009

Plan and revise

Long range planning efforts
Don’t do much good if you
Don’t keep the plan up to date

What is a sherku?

Note: I learned from the focus group meeting to review the current long range plan that there have been similar efforts before but by the third year of the five year plan, they were out dated and dropped, hence no confidence in the plan. Of course, a plan needs to be revisited regularly!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Just after

The news came on, daily
Alarm to get up and
Going, the power went out

What is a sherku?

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

April is the cruelest month

April is the cruelest month
Sun glazed blossoms can still
be covered with white snow

What is a sherku?