Thursday, December 29, 2016

poets of bear creek haiku #137: Martha Christina, Bijoy Kumar Dubey, Chris Faiers, Ilma Fontes, Carl Mayfield, Bradley Mcilwain, Judith Partin-Nielsen, Teresinka Pereira, and! David Sermersheim!

"Welcome, friends!," 
from assistant editor tama 
"and here are some of the thirty-five poets on the pages of 
bear creek haiku #137!"                                                

"Can't help but love 'em all," 
asserts assistant editor 
frosty, "and! here we go..."

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

judith partin-nielsen   longmont, colorado

               The Road
                 if the road is willing
                 and the way 
                 not to hard
                 we may meet again
                 at the end
                 of the beginning
                 and start again

                 david sermersheim  
                 westbrook, connecticut



           Poetry of man,
           Poetry of earth,
           Poetry of time,
           Share I with.

           Poetry of man,
           Poetry of life
           And poetry of the world
           Am I where?

           bijoy kumar dubey   
           west bengal, india

                      hawks soar
                      on the shortest day
                      of 2016

                                        chris faiers   marmora, ontario

muddy path
boots press on
always seeking

bradley mcilwain
brooklin, ontario

across the kitchen table
          our fingers
        losing the way

carl mayfield
rio rancho, new mexico


Into the fog,
five gulls
then, reappear,
like memories of you.        martha christina    bristol, rhode island


               Me?  Did I forget?   
                 I don't know any more what                  
                 I was looking for
                 But I know I did not find
                 a thing
                 I was not found
                 but I found myself
                 ah!  What did I say?
                 I don't know, I got lost
                 but it doesn't matter, soon
                 the wheel of life
                 will bring it back again.

                 ilma fontes  aracaju, brazil
                 teresinka pereira, translator
                 toledo, ohio

teresinka pereira, for all of us,

                              Happy 2017 are our 
                              wishes from my house
                              to your house!

assistant editors: "Everyone, Happy New Years, with extra special treats and unexpected blessings for all!"

see you in a 2017 moment

ayaz daryl nielsen



Thursday, December 8, 2016

Yasuomi Koganei: "Haiku Poems and Short-short Stories", and! the Meguro International Haiku Circle!

assistant editor Tama:                                                   

"we're filled with excitement!
We have Yasuomi's
print collection of
poetry and writings
(in Japanese and English) 
and! a haiku collection 
from Meguro International 
Haiku Circle's workshops, 
July 2009 thru Dec. 2013!"
"and, they sent us kitty treats!" yelps assistant editor Frosty. . .

in the May breeze
  staring at ants
    the jobless

  God's finger
scratches the earth

central station
in the twilight--
suspended dreams

from the heartland of haiku and all related forms, we're
delighted Yasuomi sent us these two poetry books. . .

assistant editor Tama: "we must join the
Meguro International Haiku Circle!
Poets from so many lovely places!"

assistant editor Frosty, asking "from Croatia children?"
yes, Frosty, haiku from Croatian children, including
Robert Mic (thirteen years old) -

forest in the mist
the bare tips of a tree
reach the sky

"and the poetry, prose, haiga, international poetry festivals and workshops, everything one's haiku heart desires, and, in English and Japanese!" states Tama

"how about a poem from Stockholm?" asks Frosty. . .
Here's one, of several, from Robert Scott!

                           with the snow
                           a letter from home

Frosty, "what about a French Canadian poet?"  Yes, this anthology
has them, including no other than André Duhaime, awarded the Canada-Japan Literary Award:
                rain and hunger
                if Bashō brought me a banana
                I wouldn't say no

Frosty, about to say: "how about"/umm, Frosty, how about we soon taste the treats Yasuomi sent us?

"hooray for Yasuomi!", yelp happy assistant editors Tama and Frosty

HAIKU  2oth Anniversary  Meguro International Haiku Circle
Published by Meguro International Haiku Circle
editors: Chief: Yasuomi Koganei, also, Juichi Masuda, Kenichi Ikemoto, Michiko Murai, Yasuhiko Shirota, Midori Tanaka. . .

(Tama:  "we have many highly-respected Tanaka families here in Longmont, Colorado, USA!  They were instrumental in creation of
our five-story Pagoda of Compassion!")


and!  Haiku Poems and Short-short Stories
by Yasuomi Koganei
ISBN978-4-903944-18-0   COO92
why don't we all email these lovely folk with our curiousnesses about and support of their loverly creativeness?            

now, it's treats for everyone!
with happy mews from assistant editors Tama and Frosty

see you in a moment

ayaz daryl nielsen