Saturday, October 17, 2020

poets!... Matthew Banash, Ed Markowski, Judith Partin-Nielsen, Kiersta Recktenwald, Dennis Rhodes, Patricia Carragon, Alan Catlin, Carl Mayfield, r soos, Mary Jo Balistreri, and Carrie Magness Radna...!

"Poetry, Mister Editor!  Kitties, peoples, and even puppies need their poetry, and! their treats, Mister Editor!!"

Yes, noble assistants!  And let's begin with two poems by Matthew Banash, Charlotte,     North Carolina...

     Blue heron mid-stream                       

     His reflection shimmering

     Another poem

                    Autumn winds swirl

                    Leaves scattering, falling

                    Not one returns home.

              poet Ed MarkowskiAuburn Hills, Michigan...

           deserted beach I am the driftwood I walk past

      painting the fence white the painter paints a purple peony

       poet Judith Partin-Nielsen, Longmont, Colorado...

           M edicine Buddhas

           A rise in endless space as

            N uminous 

             T ibet

            R eturns

             A lways  to the heart   
                        home of her people


    poet Kiersta Recktenwald, Vienna, Maine...


         Home remains beyond California,
         Beyond the rockies,
         Beyond Appomattox,
         Even past the deep and energetic blue;
         Home is at a vibrant rainbow
         Without assumptions,
         Inside ourselves,
         Beyond eternity.

    poet Dennis Rhodes, Naples, Florida...

         Dr. listened to my heart
         heard a strong poetic impulse
         beating merrily away.

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

      like cat's eyes
      doors to inner space
      open and shut

                 if kittens could vote
                 Donald Trump's wig would be sold
                 as kitty litter

           poet Alan Catlin, Schenectady, New York...

   Still Life With Lighthouse      Peace

    Storm clouds beyond                   Horse tail clouds in pale
    island point.                             blue sky over North Point.

    The whit caps of                        Seagulls roosting on sandbar
    the riptide.                              where the Sound meets sea.

    Even the seagulls                       low tide receding:
    silent now.
                                               even the waves are resting.

                                         (thank you, Angelee... we miss you)

                    poet Carl Mayfield, Rio Rancho, New Mexico...

               cold morning                   unchurched, still I turn
                  cold feet ---                    when the meadowlark
               no detachment here                   begins to sing

                     poet r soos, Cholla Needles, California...

          welcome                                    poet

         when you know my heart                 I do not grow old
         there will still be deeper paths           I simply feel more wild
         to travel along                              with the need to dance

           poet Mary Jo Balistreri
           Waukesha, Wisconsin...


       the fabric of life
       because the weave
       seeks a new design


       wordless is the red light
       of tangled thoughts
       tiny knots
       in the knit and purl of life


       a blank page
       the white solitude needed
       to clear one's mind
       and imagine a new stitch

       poet Carrie Magness Radna,
             Manhattan, New York...

             kitty spagetti, he's
             dreaming of meatballs plenty
             when he see my shoes

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)


Brown-stone Poets said...

Happy to see that my friend Carrie came aboard! A shout out to Mary Jo

thx for the postings of my poems.

and congrats on being part of Muddy River Poetry Review. Carrie and I share the honors.

treats for the staff =^^=

Anonymous said...

"and you honor the kittens (and the editor) of bear creek haiku!" from the assistant editors here at bear creek...

Jo Balistreri said...

Away for a while, and a treat to see all the good poets and the thoughts that bring such joy to our world—especially now.

A shout out to my Brooklyn Bestie, Pattie. Make sure your enter your cat haiku—all of you cat lovers send haiku to Stanford Forrester’s new anthology for bottle rockets—all about cats.

Dennis Rhodes I wonder where you are in Naples—my favorite place.

Judith, daryl and noble assistants thank you once again for posting my poem. Thank you for your loving dedication.

Love to all,

Anonymous said...

assistant editors here at bear creek haiku- Kitty Kali, Frosty, Tama -"we kitties think you are the cat's meow and our own most special treat, Mary Jo- you make us PUUUUUURRRRRRRRR!"