Sunday, July 28, 2019

poets... r. soos, Cathy Porter, pl. wick, Teresinka Pereira, Patricia Carragon, Roberta Beach Jacobson, Toma Rosen, Pawel Markiewicz, George Held, and, Dennis Rhodes!

Assistant editors Frosty and Tama: "Mister Editor, bear creek haiku #157 is in the mail, and we've yet to create an online poetry post this July! We'll create one right now based on the poets we just published in print..."

Awesome idea, noble assistants- 
and, afterwards, treats for all!!

          poet r. soos, Joshua Tree, California...          

          you bring the riches
          of a word or number explained
          only in your song

                             poet Cathy Porter, Omaha, Nebraska...

                             speak louder
                             not everyone can hear

      poet pl. wick, Empire, Colorado...

      even the most 
      delicate of filaments                    true love for a dog
      is capable of                              transcends
      brilliant illumination                      any chewed shoe

      lacking only   a simple
         flip of the switch

                      poet Teresinka Pereira, Ottawa Hills, Ohio...

                            Your eyes are windows
                            through which every day comes
                            the sun of knowledge and life.

                            Your busy hands
                            happen to hold the world
                            like a giant balloon 
                            which consents to the touch
                            of magic innocence.

                            Child, your power
                            is unlimited and fertile:
                            learning to walk
                            on humanity's path
                            and love it as your own.

poet Patricia Carragon, Brooklyn, New York... 

       summer heat             at midnight              backyard rumble
       tell that to               feline karaoke          raccoons amuse
       the sleeping cat          gets hotter               the indoor cat

poet Roberta Beach Jacobson, Indianola, Iowa...

              with each purr                     cool afternoon breeze
              cat shares                          scatters petals
              some of his nine lives            of last garden rose


                poet Toma Rosen,        
                      Mt Baldy Zen Center, 

                   taking his lunch break
                   out back
                   in the cottonwood shade
                      by the RR tracks--

                   the yard-man
                   alfalfa dusted overalls
                   ripped  inked biker arms
                   with grim blue-blood tattoos
                   & Metallica baseball cap--

                      reading Issa

poet Pawel Markiewicz, Mickiewicza, Poland...

          a mild evening                           meteorite falling into 
          bee releases an ant-queen               the pond near a grove
          from the spider's web                    with Druid tombs

          poet George Held,                  poet Dennis Rhodes
          New York, New York...                Naples, Florida...

          5 AM,                                   Just live.  Just show up.
          an oriole singing our song-         Always keep a pen handy. 
          the waning moon                     Poetry will come.

and, last, here's assistant editor Kitty Kali, with our...

see you in a moment...

               and, you can mail your poetry to:

                bear creek haiku
                PO Box 596
                Longmont, CO
                (SASE's are appreciated)

From other than the USA, email to and/or 

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


pdfrench said...

Excellent collection, as always. Treats all around, Cheers.

Anonymous said...

thank you, Peggy, and thank you for your very worthy/readable Friday creative endeavors online...

Brown-stone Poets said...

I second what Peggy said. Meows from Brooklyn.

By the way, my proof copy for "Meowku" is coming to me this week.

Patricia from Brooklyn =^^=

Anonymous said...

Send us "Meowku" the moment you have it! All of us wants to read it!

Bijay Kant Dubey said...

When I had been a child,
I had been good
But now losing it all my innocence,
How desperately look I?

Anonymous said...


Jo Balistreri said...

A refreshing issue as always and a shout out for Patti--

Looking forward to reading Meowku--

Thanks to Dennis too. Needed to hear that.

And to all the contributors and editors and assistants, thank you for bringing us this wonderful issue.

Hugs to all, Yes, Tama and Frosty, you too. A few belly rubs as well.

Unknown said...

as always, we luvs you, Jo! Our best to you and yours...

Jules said...


Anonymous said...

kitties are purring for Jules!...

P C K PREM said...

Thanks for very good little lyrics.

Anonymous said...

many extra treats today for P C K PREM!!!