Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Chen-ou Liu, Patrica Carragon, Harry T. Roman, Rumi, E. Martin Pedersen, Rex Sexton, Steve Ausherman, Mary Jo Balistreri, James B. Peters, t. kilbore splake, and, BARAKAT Gallery...


from noble assistant editor Kitty Kali...


poetry from Chen-ou Liu, Canada...

         voices inside ...                          skinny dip
         up all night shadowing                  a river of stars
         my shadow                                between us


         the hillside                                red lingerie
         ablaze in red and gold ...               her warmth on the nape 
         the day my friend died                  of my neck


from Patricia Carragon, East Village 'meow' graffiti...



from Harry T. Roman,
             East Orange, New Jersey...


                The future
                sparkling eyes:
                my students.


           Weed cracked sidewalks
           chronicling footsteps
           echoing from decades past


    Under a weak winter sun
    a last scent of pine
    discarded Christmas tree carcass


           Bouncing green acorns
           jaunty beret intact
           looking to put down roots.


from noble assistant editor Tama...




                Rumi...

                        Come to the orchard in Spring,
                        There is light and wine
                        and sweethearts in the
                        pomegranate flowers.
                        If you do not come, these do not matter.
                        If you do come, these do not natter.


from E. Martin Pedersen, Messina, Italy...

cat on the slippery                  
soapy bathtub rim              lovely smelling soap that does not clean
watches the bubbles sparkle


artist Rex Sexton's 'Heartbreak Hotel'...





from noble assistant editor Frosty...

                  and the room 
                  within love                  under the eves                   
                  so vast                       quiet co-existence
                  our thoughts                 wasp nests and prayer flags 
                  can heal there




    
from poet Steve Ausherman,
              Albuquerque, New Mexico...

     I witness a falling star.
          My dreams
                Are dragons now.




    from poet Mary Jo Balistreri
              Genesee Park, Wisconsin...

    Maybe

    The thread of life
    unravels
    because the weave
    seeks a new design

    Maybe

    wordless is the red light
    of tangled thoughts
    tiny knots
    in the knit and purl of life

    Maybe

    a blank page
    the solitude needed
    to clear one's mind
    and imagine a new stitch 



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

   At seventy-five
   I wonder how
   The rest of life will be
   Her words assure me that 
   life will not be dull.


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

                                       warm afternoon sun

                                       tiny leaves falling

                                       yellow autumn storm

                                       dark shadows dancing

                                       pine needles hum

                                       deep wilderness magic



          from BARAKAT Gallery, 
                         London, Seoul, West Hollywood, and Hong Kong...







see you in a moment...






ayaz daryl nielsen




                          
      
        




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 darylayz@gmail.com (and/or)

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







assistant editor Kitty Kali...

"now, treats and caresses
and happy meowing 
for and from all of us!"

Monday, December 31, 2018

Celestial Songs, Joan McNerney and Angelee Deodhar, Patricia Carragon and Matsuo Bashō, Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Dr. Ajša Zahirović, Susan Coleman, S. Liaqath Peeran, P. C. K. Prem, and, from everyone here at Bear Creek Haiku, HAPPY NEW YEAR!


from Joan McNerney and Angelee Deodhar...


from Patricia Carragon and Matsuo Bashō...




               from Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Bayside, New York...


                             SNOWY NIGHT HAIKU                            SNOWY DAYS HAIKU

                             On snowy nights we                                     On snowy days we
                             Gather around the fireplace                          Sledded down Salisbury Park
                             Toasting marshmallows.                               And chewed bubble gum.




                     

                                             HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019

        From Dr. Ajša Zahirović, poet from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina


  



from noble assistant editors Tama and Frosty...   
and happy Kittiness to all!   

                    



from Susan Coleman...



noble assistant editor Kitty Kali...
"and a happy, warm home for kitties and all beings everywhere!"




from S. Liaqath Peeran, Bengaluru, INDIA...

Happy New Year 2019

Look at the resplendent Sun with new dress.
Shedding new light to humanity.
To wake them up from slumber.
To shed violence and adopt peace.
To love and give up hate.
Let the new rays of bright Sun.
Bring new light to one and all.
A new beginning, a new era.
A fresh breath, lovely seasons.
Plenty of fragrant flowers and sweet fruits.
Let the New Year 2019
Open to humanity peace, prosperity.


              from P. C. K. Prem, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA...

                                               WISH YOU ALL HAPPY DAYS AHEAD.

                       PRAY YOU STAY WELL, FIT AND CONTINUE TO SERVE POETRY.


and! from all of us here are at bear creek, Frosty, Tama, Kitty Kali, often obnoxious neighbor cat, from Judith and ayaz daryl...

Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 29, 2018

melting into poetry, Paula Yup, t. kilgore splake, Peggy Dugan French and A. A. Milne, Brooklyn girl Patricia Carragon, cold and singing, Longmont girl Judith Partin-Nielsen, Angelee Deodhar, E. Martin Pedersen, Steve Ausherman, and! special treats! (and many of them!)




artist Paula Yup... 

                        from t. kilgore splake...

                               life's too short

                          dollars not buying time

                            write   write   write


       warm afternoon sun

      tiny   leaves   falling

      yellow autumn storm

      dark shadows dancing

        pine needles hum

     deep wilderness magic


from Peggy Dugan French and A. A. Milne...



from Patricia Carragon, our Brooklyn girl...  

       window candlelight
       snowflake illumination
       on glass

                               under the chandelier
                               words turn
                               to crystal

            sleeping cat
            her calm 
            before the storm




         

from Judith Partin-Nielsen, our Longmont girl...


                    Winter Buddha

                    Statue of Buddha
                    sits peacefully
                    beside the front door
                    now wearing a crown
                    of freshly blown snow



from Angelee Deodhar and ayaz daryl nielsen...



                from E. Martin Pedersen, Messina, Italy...

        cat on the slippery                  I owe letters
        soapy bathtub rim                   to old friends and family --
        watches the bubbles sparkle        nonetheless I sing

                               birthday alone

                               I hug my guitar when
                               I should be hugging you


poet, artist, Steve Ausherman wishing us a new year of goodwill...



from noble assistant editors 
Frosty, Tama, and Kitty Kali...        

                                                                



a most mewtiful New Year for
all, and for all, special treats!  
    (and many of them!)




           

             see you in a moment...




             ayaz daryl nielsen



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 darylayz@gmail.com (and/or)

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



Monday, December 24, 2018

from Tony Burfield, Deborah P Kolodji, Carl Mayfield, Judith Partin-Nielsen, Rex Sexton, ayaz daryl nielsen, Kitty Kali and Mister Oinker, and, from all of us... see you in 2019!



from Tony Burfield, Lyons, Colorado...

                    two pond frogs             how to paint it--
                    i count all                  morning calm                   
                    the syllables


and, Deborah P Kolodji, Temple City, California...

                    campfire crackles          frog songs
                    another poke                by the creek bed
                    at the large log             our wine glasses


from Carl Mayfield, Rio Rancho, New Mexico...



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

                                The Hope Of It

                                Where is the beauty, the Hope
                                in the horror of it, you ask.
                                Underneath a hard, bitter
                                casement of seed is there
                                an invisible bloom, a bud
                                not yet conceived --
                                a fragrance only in
                                the mind's eye.
                                Are we the Hope of it?


from Rex Sexton (missing you, Rex)  Lady and the Tramp...



from ayaz daryl nielsen...



from noble assistant editor Kitty Kali, "We need a bit more humor, Mister Editor, so!  This from our old friend Mister Oinker!"



assistant editor's Frosty and Tama...




and, from all of us at bear creek haiku...


    
see you in 2019!


Friday, December 21, 2018

from Tatjana Debeljacki, Joan McNerney and Angelee Deodhar, Peggy Dugan French and Mother Teresa, ayaz daryl nielsen, Rex Sexton, Barakat Gallery, Buddha, from all of us here at bear creek...


from Tatjana Debeljacki...



from Joan McNerney and Angelee Deodhar...



from Peggy Dugan French and Mother Teresa...



ayaz daryl nielsen...




from Rex Sexton...




from Barakat Gallery, Buddha's wish for our happiness...



and, from Frosty, Tama, Kitty Kali, often annoying neighbor cat, from Judith and Daryl- peace... love... surround and embrace each, all, and every one of us this Christmas Eve, this Christmas Day, and all this New Year...



 see you in a moment...