Thursday, July 31, 2014

Back to Normal

Old Habits

A day,
a week,
won’t be long
camp will be a dream.
My routine,
my new song.

A day,
a week,
will be too long
until I see you again.
Your face
a refrain in my song.

A day,
a week,
they all will fly
and then it will be July.
Back to camp
my favorite song.



Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - Goodbye, Farewell and Amen

Everything is Awesome

Camp was a blast
I made a ton of friends!
I’m finally heading home
at last, at last!

Hugs all around
a few tears too
but mainly happy faces
boarding buses back to town.

I made lifelong friends
and some that might fade away
but the memories will stay,
the memories will stay.

So camp … goodbye
friends … farewell
I’ll be back next year
when summer is high!


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I Don't Want To Go Home

The Harmonious Symphony of Camp (Ottava Rima)

The peace which seeped into my weary bones
every time the loon trilled his summer song
and the way time melted, and all time zones
became the same – just camp zone, with one long
time keeper – the sun - and the only tones
you hear are those of kids, getting along.
This month long adventure has smote my fears
and the memories have absorbed my tears.



Monday, July 28, 2014

It's A Day

Circus Day

The cars and trucks
appeared in unison
making a circle
like an old fashioned
wagon train.

Then out came tents
and weird smells
started floating our way -
some not real pleasant.

We held our noses
and ventured closer
until a trumpet sounded
and we about peed our pants.

We ran back
for cover
but kept watch
as more and more objects were unloaded.

The camp bugle sounded for breakfast
so we headed to the dining building,
whispering our theories
back and forth.

No announcements were made
about the wagon train
so we decided
they might be squatters!

We decided we should investigate
and headed back to the upper field
and ran right into …
an Elephant!

Tommy peed his pants
right there…he was so startled.
The elephant sucked my hat right off
and put it on his head.

Then a monkey appeared
grabbed my hat
and began dancing
on the elephants back.

I was beginning
to think we ate something bad
And were having a really weird dream
when a man finally appeared.

Apparently today
was circus day…
at camp…
we were the last to know.


Sunday, July 27, 2014 - A Barrel of Monkeys - Stringing together Haiku

My link in the chain:

Morpheus holds us
the moon dances under the
disco ball of stars

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Three-Legged Race

Artistic Wanderings

The summer has been cool,
no droughts,
no heat waves to shake things up…

shake things up by making a scene
your own -
create your soul into expression…

expression opens up the windows
to let our dreams…
fly free.


Friday, July 25, 2014

At Your Service

Stir Your Soul

Pick a pot,
(any size will do)
add your gifts,
(time, money, food, help, etc.)
add a secret ingredient
(wishes born of stars)
and stir.

When your soul overflows,
(think rainbows pouring)
your soup is done.