Tuesday, January 31, 2012

sherku: trouble

Do we have to be
in trouble
before we
what is essential?

This is a "found" sherku in that all but one of the words were found in the transcript of the recent OnBeing podcast by Krista Tippett and John O'Donohue

The full transcript and podcast can be found here

Monday, January 30, 2012

sherku: visiting Dad 9

The end is the same 
We will all get there
Watching Dad
Not easy
When you know

What is a sherku?   

for Gerald Sherlock

Sunday, January 29, 2012

sherku: visiting Dad 8

White wisps curl
From his cap
Stark reminders
Of his sister Fran
Sure family

What is a sherku?   

for Gerald Sherlock

Saturday, January 28, 2012

sherku: visiting Dad 7

Less talk more rest
Dad lays back
White hairs curl
From his cap
Clocks ticking
Fill the room

What is a sherku?   

for Gerald Sherlock

Friday, January 27, 2012

sherku: bamboo

There they were
ocean waves
in the snow
on the leaves
of the bending
bamboo trees

A found poem - in that all but one of the words Robert Brady wrote in a recent post.

What is a sherku?   

Thursday, January 26, 2012

sherku: Visiting Dad 6

Age may have
Shrunken his
Five foot nine inch
Frame but his
Heart remains
Marine size

What is a sherku?   

for Gerald Sherlock

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

sherku: Visiting Dad 5

Happened to others
Yesterday even
Still a shock when
He didn’t know me

What is a sherku?    

for Gerald Sherlock

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

sherku: snow

The snow falls
Laying down
Surround sound
Blanket of white
Foot steps crunch

What is a sherku?   

Monday, January 23, 2012

sherku: visiting Dad 4

Dad tells a story
And then another
Telling stories
Sometimes he repeats

What is a sherku?  

for Gerald Sherlock

Sunday, January 22, 2012

sherku: visiting Dad 3

Head back 
On the pillow 
Eyes drooping
Slow dance to close
Per chance to 
Dream good stuff

What is a sherku?  

for Gerald Sherlock

Saturday, January 21, 2012

sherku: visiting Dad 2

Gano Pitman
Butler Blackstone
Alfred Stone Road
To Pleasant St

What is a sherku?  

for Gerald Sherlock

Friday, January 20, 2012

sherku: visiting Dad

Right on Crown
Stop sign at Gerald
Along overlook
To bridge and

What is a sherku? 

for Gerald Sherlock

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


To support the STOP SOPA Blackout being conducted today, this will be the only post created here:

I have included the link to wikipedia but they are one of the sites reported to be going offline so you may not view this link today.

Google has a page with information and petition to sign here

What would happen if this site got shut down?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

sherku: called it

Orange line
Midway to the Loop
Easy transit
Aren’t you glad
You choose this ride?

What is a sherku?

Monday, January 16, 2012

sherku: heading home

Warm rain, melting snow
All this moisture
Nowhere to go
Wisps wisp wisp
Clouds the way

Found on an index card that I had written on 3/6/11 and not recorded elsewhere

What is a sherku?