Wednesday, April 14, 2021

poets!... John Grey, Don Ryan, Lisa Reynolds, Patricia Carragon, Angelee Deodhar, Peggy Dugan French and Toni Morrison, Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Sarah Mahina Calvello, Rachael Ikins and Cato, Judith Nielsen!...

 poet John Grey, Johnstown, Rhode Island...

   below the surface         edge of the pond

   a cloud of fish            bright fish gather

   safe with me               mouths say please

       poet Don Ryan, Chicago, Illinois...

    The best thing about you

      Speaks within you

         And is heard in your smile.

             Stop telling me

               To pull up my bootstraps

                  When I'm walking barefooted.


   poet Lisa Reynolds, Ajax, Ontario...

                    when lips 
                    are sealed
                    the eyes speak

      if only
      our last kiss
      had been our first

                              one day
                              will make sense

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

 crocuses rise

 daffodils yawn

 tulips sleep until April    in ashes

                               Brigid's blessings

                               the crocus listens

        from her perch

        feline eyes follow you

        et tu, humane?

             poet Angelee Deodhar...

      relearning how

      to change the umpteenth diaper

      the arthritic granny

                             spring morning

                             cyclists lean into

                             mountain mist

         poet/editor Peggy Dugan French

           and poet Toni Morrison...        


        poet Juanita Torrence-Thompson,                       Bayside, New York...



   On rainy days we

   Popped popcorn near the stove and

   Did crossword puzzles.

                      SPRING RAIN HAIKU

                       A rainy spring day

                       Beckons Rita Dove poems

                       While sipping cocoa.

 Assistant editors Frosty and Tama, "More poetry, Mister Editor!  Kitties and peoples need even more poetry!  And! Special treats!"...

   poet Sarah Mahina Calvello, San Francisco, California...

 Just another 

 Snickerdoodle morning

 Soft and sweet              

                           Freshly brewed coffee

                           Saturday Farmer's Market

                           Let's go

Noble assistant editor Frosty:  And we have a picture of poet Rachael Ikin's kitty Cato!...

  poet Judith Nielsen, Longmont, Colorado...

        Each Day
      each day a poem
        breeze ruffling my hair
        a glimpse of mountains
        behind floating cloud silhouettes
        afternoon sun through window
        falling across the empty pages
        waiting on my desk

                     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 
         (include postal address)

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