Monday, May 1, 2023

Poets!... Jo Balistreri, John Grey, Jane Stuart, Sheree Mancini Brown, RUMI, John Parsons, Judith Partin-Nielsen, and, t. kilgore splake!...



Noble feline assistant editor's Frosty and Kitty Kali, mewwww-ing!  "Poetry, Mister Editor!!!  Kitties, people, even  mongrel editor's must have their poetic nourishment, Mister Editor!"...




Yes, noble assistants, so true!  And we'll begin with poem's from poet/dear friend Jo Balistreri, Waukesha, Wisconsin...
       acorns underfoot
       the crunch                        his strides on stilts
       goes for a walk                 down main street
                                                children following
            swivel hips rockin' around the clock     hula hoop


                                  John Grey, Australian poet...
         woman beloved
         rapid heartbeat                      early morning rustle
         motion sensor                        day orchestra
                                                        tuning up
                      wind through brush
                      old timer remembers
                      petticoat rustle

              poet  Jane Stuart, Flatwoods, Kentucky...
          Sloppy chickens
          fussy frogs                         White asparagus
          mixed up farm                    illuminates
                                                     the French farm
                                Grunting pigs
                                stuck in the mud
                                can't remember "out"


            poet Sheree Mancini Brown, Cincinnati, Ohio...
                               The lake rinsed my mind
                               Free of dead wood and regrets
                               I set them adrift

                                                  RUMI
          A mouth is not made for talking.
           A mouth is for tasting this Sweetness.
                                                  Feel the motions of tenderness
                                                  around you, the buoyancy. 




            poet John Parsons, Hastings, East Sussex, U K...
         beside me in the bush
          a robins bright eye              these evening woods
          reads mine                           I think I've seen before, yet 
                                                      have I seen myself

              poet Judith Partin-Nielsen, Longmont, Colorado...
                           Der Blaue Reiter (Blue Rider)


                             Blues, oh so blue

                             bluesman, Blues Brothers

                             Blessed Virgin blue -

                             blue wave, blue

                             dolphin riding - blue -

                             blue, Stevie Ray blue

                             guitar and blow that sax

                             jazz man bluesman,

                             blue, blue bluer than

                             that cold blue night

                             blue moon, blue Miles

                             blowing that blue Bitches

                             Brew, Kind of Blue, blue

                             rain, Blue Note - blue trumpet

                             blowing blue, blue

                             and so gone, gone and

                             blue blown blues away



                   poet t. kilgore splakeCalumet, Michigan...

             dark river shadows

             dancing above river mist

             disappearing in first light       

                                                           words on soft breeze

                                                           creating river ripples

                                                         flowing to distant shores 




 see you in a moment...

and, you can mail your poetry to:
                bear creek haiku
                PO Box 596
                Longmont, CO
                80502   
                USA   
                (SASE's are appreciated)




   
           




                  

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Poets!... Angelee Deodhar, Cathy Porter, Linda Amos, James B. Peters, Judith Partin-Nielsen, S. Ram Chandran, t. kilgore splake, and, John McDonald!...

 Assistant editor's Kitty Kali and Frosty amidst love of poetry, mewwwwwing, "Mister Editor, we may miss National Haiku Day!  And every day needs to be lived as haiku day!  Every day, poetry! And! Every day even further enhanced with favorite extra-special treats!"...



^And!  Heartiest thank you's again, Angelee Deodhar! Always remembered, and, forever loved...^ 

    poet Cathy Porter, Omaha, Nebraska...

   Walk in the woods

   Silence broken by

   A sigh of contentment

                Midnight drive around the lake

                The perfect time

                To run out of gas

     poet Linda Amos, York, Pennsylvania...

            the ephemeral 

   nature of all things captured 

      when trees' petals drop.

                       Birch branches dancing

                     In harmony with the night

                        Making not a sound.

  poet Jame B. Peters, Cottontown, Tennessee...

      April morning
    doves resting               in a fold of

    in the cypress               ewes and lambs
                                   one tan goat
             a woodpecker
             taking one seed
             from the feeder
             hides it in the bark
             of a maple


      poet Judith Partin-Nielsen, Longmont, Colorado...

       New Life

       grief--hidden, underground
       tangled like the roots
       of a tree, sometimes
       nurturing fragile new life

                              things unfold
                              as they do
                              and even in that
                              there is
                              a special beauty


    poet S. Ram Chandran, Kochadai, Madurai, India...

    moonlight 
    slowly emerging
    the silhouettes of trees

                       after a short journey
                       a chrysanthemum
                       rests on the stream bank

            rocky beach-
            far from splashing waves
            side pools of moonlight

   poet t. kilgore splake, Calumet, Michigan...

    dark forest shadows
 dancing above river mist
 disappearing in first light

                   demanding creative freedom 
                     from other writer's rules
                   making dreams come alive


          poet John McDonald, Edinburgh, Scotland... haiku in Scots...

voar aince mair -        spring again -
syle                        sod
aneath the nail-horns   beneath the fingernails

rugby practeese -   
they hyst'm heich    
...his haunprent agin the sin
                    rugby practice -
                    they hoist him high
                    ...his handprint against the sun

       

 see you in a moment...

and, you can mail your poetry to:
                bear creek haiku
                PO Box 596
                Longmont, CO
                80502   
                USA   
                (SASE's are appreciated)




   
           



      

Friday, February 17, 2023

Poets!... Peggy Dugan French, Julie A. Dickson (Cam and Jojo!), Cathy Porter, Michael Riedell, Sarah Mahina Calvello, Dennis Rhodes, Pawel Markiewicz, and Judith Partin-Nielsen!...

Noble assistant editor's Kitty Kali and Frosty, their love of poetry, mewwwing, "Let's do it!"

poet Peggy Dugan French, Cardiff, California...
         For You. . .

         The written word

         a poem
         a list
         a letter
         a thank you
         an invitation
         an offer
         an apology
         a wish
         a sorrow
         a hope
         a dream

     Through the years
         words
         the thread that binds us
         words
         our love song
     ****

poem from Julie A. Dickson's two kitties, Cam and Jojo!...
             mouse shivers
             pops through crack to warm up
             until cat awakes

      poet Cathy Porter, Omaha, Nebraska...

               Pink sunset
               A hard act to follow
               Even for the stars


   poet Michael Riedell, Ukiah, California...
       our two
       pieces of pie--           
       and the whole moon

                         kindly the girl
                         explains what the old
                         woman can't read  

    poet Sarah Mahina Calvello, San Francisco, California...

     Cheese with crackers
     Peaches and nostalgia
     Letting days go by

                          That dress
                          Worn in December
                          Magic moment
           Now, 
           The dress pattern is sunflowers
           Welcoming spring


     
poet Dennis Rhodes, Naples, Florida...

             My dog licks my face.
             His breath is terrible but
             no one loves me more.

     poet Pawel Markiewicz, Bielsk Podlaski, Poland...

  starlit starry night
 the sunny philosophy   
of some moony crows  
                           moony winter-end
                      crows seeing alluring moon
                          - bewitchment begun

         crows on pretty cables
     prettier - dearer - enchantment
          the prettiest spring fog

     poet Judith Partin-Nielsen, Longmont, Colorado...

things unfold
as they do             coulda, woulda, shoulda
and even in that        ringa, dinga, clinga   
there is                          la madre
a special beauty


        

 see you in a moment...

and, you can mail your poetry to:
                bear creek haiku
                PO Box 596
                Longmont, CO
                80502   
                USA   
                (SASE's are appreciated)


From other than the USA, email to darylayaz@gmail.com 
                   (include postal address)

Last!  If you choose to send poetry via email from within the US, that's ok, too (again, include postal address)




   
           




Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Poets!... Anthony Ward, Dennis Rhodes, t. kilgore splake, James B. Peters, r. soos, Judith Partin Nielsen, Lorelyn De la Cruz Arevalo, Peggy Dugan French, John McDonald, and Alan Catlin!...

Noble assistant editor Kitty Kali and her     love of poetry, mewwwing, "Let's just do it!"

from poet Anthony Ward, Durham, England...

   Winter pansies

   Flowering throughout the year

   Without a care

                      Silhouette of the sycamore

                      Surrounded by mists

                      Standing to catch my breath


     poet Dennis Rhodes, Naples, Florida...

                   breakthrough

                In an onslaught of

                momentary madness,         

               I came to love myself.




   poet t. kilgore splake, Calumet, Michigan...

      beside brautigan creek

    poet lost in steady currents

     flowing through his bones

                           light spring breeze

                          soft pine needles hum

                            creative spirit alive

           poems dropped in water

       ripples continuously spreading

        emotions traveling everywhere


 poet James B. Peters, Cottontown, Tennessee...

       blades of grass

       like growing children

       struggling

       among the fallen leaves

       of life

                            all the birds

                            of many species

                            vie for space

                            at the feeder--

                            as do we humans


       poet Judith Partin Nielsen, Longmont, Colorado...

      Wedding Dress

      wedding dress still hanging

      in the back of the closet

      all these glorious years

                               things unfold

                               as they do

                               and even in that

                               there is

                               a special beauty

             coulda, woulda, shoulda

                 ringa, dinga, clinga

                        la madrĂ©


 poet Lorelyn De la Cruz Arevalo, Bombon, Singapore...
            half agony
            half hope
            love unrequited
            isn't
            speechless
                        all who come before
                        all who come after         
                        the smell
                        of newly washed
                        sheets

 poet Peggy Dugan French, Cardiff, California...
                  A Winter Night
            inside
             the room is dark
             a candle burns
             we are very familiar
                         outside
                          the night stirs
                          trees rustle
                          stars shimmer
     time unfolds quickly
     we age
     we ebb and flow
     like a river
     us two

 poet John McDonald, Edinburgh, Scotland...                        ...SCOTS HAIKU...
 wunter morning -    winter morning - 
 a greens caw          a friend's greetings
 i the set o's breath    in the shape of his breath

       heavin up airlie -       rising early -
       the muin                  the moon
       aye leanin                still reclining

           voar's             spring's
           firie funtains    fiery fountains
           gean trees        cherry trees

   poet Alan Catlin, Schenectady, New York...
           February

   Wind all day and night.
   Near record lows all week;
   Winter without end.
                        Navigating the Interior

                        Low sky crowded
                        with flocking crows.
                        Flying East toward 
                        the park.

                        Same time every      
                        evening.



          

 see you in a moment...

and, you can mail your poetry to:
                bear creek haiku
                PO Box 596
                Longmont, CO
                80502   
                USA   
                (SASE's are appreciated)


From other than the USA, email to darylayaz@gmail.com 
                   (include postal address)

Last!  If you choose to send poetry via email from within the US, that's ok, too (again, include postal address)