Wednesday, April 14, 2021

poets!... John Grey, Don Ryan, Lisa Reynolds, Patricia Carragon, Angelee Deodhar, Peggy Dugan French and Toni Morrison, Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Sarah Mahina Calvello, Rachael Ikins and Cato, Judith Nielsen!...

 poet John Grey, Johnstown, Rhode Island...


   below the surface         edge of the pond

   a cloud of fish            bright fish gather

   safe with me               mouths say please


       poet Don Ryan, Chicago, Illinois...


    The best thing about you

      Speaks within you

         And is heard in your smile.


             Stop telling me

               To pull up my bootstraps

                  When I'm walking barefooted.

 





   poet Lisa Reynolds, Ajax, Ontario...

                    when lips 
                    are sealed
                    the eyes speak

      if only
      our last kiss
      had been our first

                              one day
                              sacrifice
                              will make sense




   poet Patricia Carragon, 'that Brooklyn girl'...


 crocuses rise

 daffodils yawn

 tulips sleep until April    in ashes

                               Brigid's blessings

                               the crocus listens

        from her perch

        feline eyes follow you

        et tu, humane?



             poet Angelee Deodhar...

      relearning how

      to change the umpteenth diaper

      the arthritic granny


                             spring morning


                             cyclists lean into

                             mountain mist


         poet/editor Peggy Dugan French

           and poet Toni Morrison...        

   


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


   RAINY DAYS HAIKU

 

   On rainy days we

   Popped popcorn near the stove and

   Did crossword puzzles.


                      SPRING RAIN HAIKU


                       A rainy spring day

                       Beckons Rita Dove poems

                       While sipping cocoa.



 Assistant editors Frosty and Tama, "More poetry, Mister Editor!  Kitties and peoples need even more poetry!  And! Special treats!"...


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


 Just another 

 Snickerdoodle morning

 Soft and sweet              

                           Freshly brewed coffee

                           Saturday Farmer's Market

                           Let's go


Noble assistant editor Frosty:  And we have a picture of poet Rachael Ikin's kitty Cato!...



  poet Judith Nielsen, Longmont, Colorado...

        Each Day
      each day a poem
        breeze ruffling my hair
        a glimpse of mountains
        behind floating cloud silhouettes
        afternoon sun through window
        falling across the empty pages
        waiting on my desk
  









                     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 and/or 
                  darylayaz@me.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)






           
            

Thursday, March 25, 2021

poets!... John R Parsons, Jeanne Shannon, Nancy L. Dahl, Judith Partin Nielsen, Julie A. Dickson, Patricia Carragon, James Penha, t. kilgore splake, and Mary Jo Balistreri!...


 poet John Parsons, E. Sussex,               

                               United Kingdom...

in this old leather 

coat a coin now        as the fox arcs

                           over tussocks, its tail     out of date too

                           completes the flow


            standing on hills

            beneath the cold grey skies

            heartened by the rise

            and soar of a buzzard





  poet Jeanne Shannon,               

                         Albuquerque, New Mexcio...


              Bee Songs


              I thought I was alone

              in the shimmering

              sunlight of the orchard


              then I came near

              the flowering peach tree


              and heard

              the hum of multitudes

              among its blossoms


Noble assistant editor Tama, mewing, "More poets, Mister Editor!  Kitties and peoples need much more poetry!  And! Appropriate treats!"




    poet Nancy L. Dahl, Ypsilanti, Michigan...


 TIMES ARE HARD RIGHT NOW...BUT REMEMBER

 THE WHOLE WORLD

 'IS IN ON IT'

                      WE CAN PUT A SMILE

                      ON SOMEONE'S FACE

                      WITH A WINK OF AN EYE



  poet Judith Partin Nielsen,       

                           Longmont, Colorado...


          Each Day


          each day a poem

          breeze ruffling my hair

          a glimpse of mountains

          behind floating cloud silhouettes

          afternoon sun through the window

          falling cross the empty pages

               waiting on my desk



    
poet Julie A. Dickson, Exeter, New Hampshire...

           Even behind closed eyes,
           I can still see the full moon
           etched on my retinas, beneath
           my eyelids like indelible
           marker on a windshield

poet Patricia Carragon, Brooklyn, New York...

    on a blanket of leaves
    neighborhood kittens
    play hide-and-seek     Kerouac kitty 
                                poems unravel
                                like toilet paper












         poet James Penha, Bali, Indonesia...

    volume and pages:
    a book is for all seasons
    a measure of mind
     
                      arranging ourselves
                      across music of the spheres
                      the maestro awaits

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

   soft morning light
  fresh violet blossoms
   praying to the sun   
                          early morning mist
                          dew on spider webs
                        hanging in river shadows


 
poet Mary Jo Balistreri, Waukesha, Wisconsin...

       Wind soughs through the evergreens.
       A black feather floats down.














                     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 and/or 
                  darylayaz@me.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)






           
            
    

Friday, March 12, 2021

poets!... Angelee Deodhar, Peggy Dugan French, Anna Akhmatova, Rachael Ikins, Lisa Reynolds, Heather Sager, Rochelle Cohen, Judith Partin Nielsen, Dennis Rhodes, and Native American Prayer!...

   Angelee Deodhar and ayaz daryl nielsen...



   poet Peggy Dugan French, Cardiff, California...

    palms at dusk
    a slow tango                a lonely night
    with the evening sky       missing you
                                   but not
           church parking lot
           all the cars
           socially distanced



   poet Anna Akhmatova...

   And the road running easy and white,
   In emerald thickets is lost to sight,
   I don't know where it will end. . .

           The poplars give off a damp smell.
           I notice it all as if it were new.
           I say nothing, and am ready, as well,
           Earth, to become, once again, you.


poet Rachael Ikins, Baldwinsville, New York...

        April Dusk

        A good-natured rudeness of geese
      Vanishes into the horizon,
        Shouting their way north.

I opened my window today and my cats are           bonkers with the scent of fresh air.


Noble assistant Kitty Kali, mewing: "Mister Editor, open all our windows!"



      poet Lisa Reynolds, Ajax, Ontario...

      when lips            if only
      are sealed           our last kiss
      the eyes speak      had been our first


    poet Heather Sager, Mundelein, Illinois...

         Morning

         First frost shivers grass, a chill
         on air, and, as I round the horizon
         the blue-sky disc of moon aloft.




   poet Rochelle Cohen, Marlton, New Jersey...

   Perseverance lands
   To search for life on the planet
   Greeted by Martians

                    Never gone from me                                 Mind molecules find the path
                    Dreams are maps to you

            Paws swaddle kitten
            Mother bond with affection
            Oxytocin love


Noble assistant editor Kitty Kali, mewing, 
"Extra treats for Rochelle, and! For the blessing of oxytocin!"


  poet Judith Partin Nielsen, Longmont, Colorado...
              All The Way Home

              He walked a mile
              through the snowstorm
              just to hold my hand
              all the way home

     poet Dennis Rhodes, Naples, Florida...
    Thought I had a heart attack.
    Turned out to be gas.
    I look at it this way:
    death gave me a pass.

                        Years ago I got
                        divorced from reality.                               Still paying alimony.



    Let me learn the lessons
    You have hidden in every leaf and rock.
                     Native American Prayer
  
                      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 and/or 
                  darylayaz@me.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)