Saturday, November 16, 2013

Miriam Sagan's beautiful failures

Miriam Sagan has 60 of her haiku (a celebration of this remarkable poet's 60th birthday) in a limited edition book (100 copies) titled       
                     ALL MY BEAUTIFUL FAILURES

  cover illustration by Katsushika Hokusai  1760-1849 

among these 'failures' (which have many fine homes including bear creek haiku and have earned many fine awards) are. . .

bend in the road
you're not home
I suddenly feel it

                                           talking to crows
                                           as if expecting 
                                           news of you

                 the nun scatters 
                 her cut hair
                 for the nesting birds

                                                you tell me these ducks
                                                don't always mate for life
                                                are you flirting with me? 

footprints in snow
crescent moon, all my
beautiful failures

my birthday blessing from Miriam Sagan was receiving copy #35 - and! have been inspired to gather my 'beautiful failures' into a limited birthday edition, but, was not able to move beyond the age of three (alright, ok, it was two). . .

may we all have the extreme good fortune of failing as beautifully as has Ms Sagan
          Miriam's Well    (

see you in a moment

ayaz daryl nielsen                            
poetry (11 lines or less) for consideration by bear creek haiku is mailed (perhaps with an SASE) to:
bear creek haiku
po box 3787
boulder co

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