Tuesday, June 30, 2015

'doing different these days': Ed Markowski, Brendan McBreen, Toma Rosen, Carl Mayfield, and, info

'doing different these days'
  poetic image - Ed Markowski

wishing on a black hole

before the ender of time
finds us
wishing we had more

before all dust
is returned
to its singular source

let us add
a few splashes of color
to the unfinishable canvas
of understanding

              brendan mcbreen
                   pacific  washington 


                     a river

                        in a dream

                        of un-kept 
                                in order
                                in reason

                        two deer

                        clash antlers
                                a doe 

                        I am
                                she sings


                                                                       poem - brendan mcbreen

and, from toma rosen                     
mt baldy zen center

sudden summer rain
scurry their small scurry
  across the walk
searching ground
  for drier meditation

  wine dark fingers
dogwood stretching
  up through snow

pale meadow hair
tangled with the first
of winter's 
   wind driven snow
                                             sapphire-blue sparks
                                             glint through
                                             gray-forest scrim

                                             morning's camp jays

assistant editor the froster states:
'what, clueless?  no cat poems?'  

ok, alright, Frost -

poem by Carl Mayfield
          rio rancho  new mexico. . .

                        A sleeping cat
                        No mice.
                        Unwritten words
                        Are soon lost.

send your finest poetry to:

SHEMOM  Peggy Dugan French, ed.
           2486 Montgomery Ave.
           Cardiff CA   92007
excellent cover art by Forest Dugan French 

Cheap Seats  a ticket to ride  your poetry to the Ford Econoline, still on cinderblocks in a Colorado mountain meadow, format:
5-7 poems (shorter poems work best), 8 and 1/2 x 11 white paper, one side only, single space, a 'normal' font (as opposed to what I am using here, but, I love chalkduster), credits above name, both flush right one space below poetry. . . 
                                 Canyon Wren Press Ticket to Ride
                                P O Box 249
                                Empire  CO   80438-0249
and/or, engage in lively email dialogue with 
dudearoonie/editor p l wick:   canyon.wren@q.com

Lilliput Review (lovely/small print pub) always the best of haiku/experimental (shorter) poetry (the best because ed. is Don Wentworth) with SASE to Lilliput Review
282 Main Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15201

bear creek haiku (Frosty, assistant editor) new mailing address:
po box 596, longmont, co 80502  usa

info online: the plethora of quality haiku/senryu/haiga et al. publications, print and online, includes Whispers in the Wind, Cattails, Modern Haiku, A Thousand Gourds, Ginosko Literay Review, Eye On Life, Issa's Untidy Hut (Wed Haiku), Kind of a Hurricane Press (all sorts of activity, including High Coupe, Jellyfish Whispers, Pyrokinection, Mind[less]Muse, anthologies, 'best of'), The Weekly Avocet, Dead Snakes, also, scifaiku to Scifaikuest, Yellow Mama, UFO Gigolo, Epiphany, Star Line. . .

assistant editor, and I, ready for treats. . .

see you in a moment

ayaz daryl nielsen


Monday, June 22, 2015

news! new bear creek haiku address, and, newest issue, #127!

bear creek haiku has a new home!                                     
send your poetry and
correspondence to:

    bear creek haiku
    po box 596
    longmont  CO

and! two poets/poems from
the new issue of
bear creek haiku #127:
(mailed today)

early morning streets
two alone
a soft rain and I
                 michael l newell
                        reedsport orgeon

smiles, this'n's kindda cuddles - poem by normal. . .
                                                      saugerties  new york

               why buddhists don't kill bugs
               i am dedicated to all insects
               that call my name
               that keep me awake
               crawl on my face
               stick their feet in my stew

                they have not forgotten me
                never in life
                certainly not in death

                unlike perfect bliss
                they will remain

                they will be here
                to serve
                to praise
                to take my shit
                to eat my shit

                to let me know
                on no uncertain terms

                i shall never be alone.

Roses!, assistant editor Frosty insists - red roses for all the worthy poets in the 127th issue of bear creek haiku!:                                                  
sheree mancici brown,
patricia carragon, floyd
cheung, lysa collins,
michael conner, lone
crow, deborah h doolittle,
peggy dugan french,
james d fusion, joan marie
giusto, george held,
stephanie hiteshew, lois
batchelor howard, jeff
ingram, carl mayfield,
charlie mehrhoff, karla
linn merrifield, michael
l newell, normal, nola obee, karren o'leary, s l
peeran, james b peters,
teresinka pereira, toma rosen, t kilgore splake, jane stuart, tseten madison sun, p l wick, and, paula yup!

last (almost), collaboration with my friend Angelee Deodhar -

assistant editor Frosty says, enough!  Let's all get belly rubs!

        (yes, but, one last poem, from
        peggy dugan french)
                     cardiff, california

        New York Bound

        heading to the airport
        inching closer to you

        settled at last
        your hug around the corner

at last! from a friend i always delight in hearing from -
stephanie hiteshew
ellicott city, maryland


Over my head
so tall
the mountain.

ok, yes, Frosty, time for belly rubs. . .                        

                                          see you in a moment

                                          ayaz daryl nielsen