Sunday, December 26, 2021

Poets!... Patricia Carragon, Minal Sarosh, Ram Chandran, Roberta Beach Jacobson, Darrell Petska, ayaz daryl nielsen, Peggy Dugan French, and Judith Nielsen!...

 






poet Patricia Carragon, Brooklyn, New York...

      festive snowflakes dance

      giant wooden soldiers guard

      gingerbread mansion

                             inflatable Santa

                             keels over railing

                             too much eggnog

            kids' eyes as bright as

            Dyker Heights Christmas lights

            Brooklyn does Disney




      poet Minal Sarosh, Gujarat, India...

      cold wind

      the Christmas tree twinkling

      in the window

                       New Year's Day

                       even the balloons want

                       to float till the clouds


 poet Ram Chandran, Madurai, India...

         sky is there, moon is there 

         clouds and winds too

         not my little star

                           extending rainbow...

                           migrating birds

                           flying in unison



  poet Roberta Beach Jacobson, Indianola, Iowa...

        how far 

        must we travel       no space

        to be foreign         for old flames

                                new fireplace




   poet Darrell Petska, Middleton, Wisconsin...

    the blizzard rages

    beneath the doorsill

    a puddle trickles

                brushing last night's snow

                from her gravestone's little lamb

                deep silence

                           groundhog's shadow

                           grandpa's gnarly cane

                           thump thump thumping



poet ayaz daryl nielsen, Longmont, Colorado...

   The bear in heavy fur licks its lips and

   dreams the taste of berries on bushes.

  Wild flower seeds waiting below white-

   washed chapels of frozen snow listen

   to voices of wild geese and wood ducks

   carried within early morning chinook winds.

   Humbled, I pour a second cup of coffee,

   again renew my promise to keep the

   wondrous faith of this earth and my

   loved ones, and add a splash of cream.



    poet/editor Peggy Dugan French, Cardiff, California...


   poet Judith Nielsen, Longmont, Colorado...

                      for other

                       for us

                      for once

                       for all

                      for love



   
              see you in a moment...

and, you can mail your poetry to:
                bear creek haiku
                PO Box 596
                Longmont, CO
                80502   
                USA   
                (SASE's are appreciated)


From other than the USA, email to darylayaz@gmail.com 
                   (include postal address)

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




   

Monday, December 13, 2021

Poets!... Patricia Carragon, Mary Jo Balistreri, Minal Sarosh, Nancy L. Dahl, Mary Oliver and Peggy Dugan French, Mona Bedi, Karen O'Leary, Pawel Markiewicz, Cathy Porter, and, Susan Cooper!

 "Poetry!  People (and kitties) need their poetry, Mister Editor!  And we'll begin with poet and editor Patricia Carragon, our 'that girl from Brooklyn'!"

"And! When we've completed this post, everyone will have their very own favorite treats!", mew assistant editors Frosty, and, Tama!...

poet Patricia Carragon, Brooklyn, New York...

Christmas Cat Haiku

sparkling lights

dazzle Christmas tree

cat spins into action

---

Christmas tree

becomes the cat tree

timberrrrr!

---

Frosty the Snowman

body parts scatter on lawn

cat blames dog




Hanukkah Kitty Haiku

kosher kitty

spins the dreidel

wins more treats

---

Hanukkah lights

shadow of the cat

nibbling on latkes

---

cattitude

escalates on Hanukkah

oy vey iz mir


poet Mary Jo Balistreri,

Waukesha, Wisconsin...

first light 

two sandhill cranes bugle

in unison

---

just before dawn

Pleiades opens the sky

                  the warbler's melody

---

wet sheets

snap on the line-

chickadee song





poet Minal Sarosh, Gujarat, India...

autumn picnic

ants picking up the cherry

before I can

---

unlocking...

did the mannequin

just smile at me?


  poet Nancy L. Dahl, Ypsilanti, Michigan...

Words to Live By

.inside job

.knowing

.right from wrong

---

.moments are all we have

.live in the Now

.do your best always

---

.do it right

.the first time

.if not  repeat repeat repeat


from Peggy Dugan French, Cardiff, California... 


poet Pawel Markiewicz, Podlaski, Poland...

butterflies in flight

tender winglet in the rhythm

of the falling rain

---

butterfly's winglet

- gentle touching of nectar

that I want to taste



     poet Cathy Porter, Omaha, Nebraska...

Flat tire
Empty Trunk
I'll spare you
The details
---
Traffic backed up
Turkey jaywalking
---
Early December
Bare trees
First snowfall
On hold



poet Karen O'Leary, West Fargo, North Dakota...

"pizza delivery"
my tip a glass of wine
and a kiss
---




poet Mona Bedi, Delhi, India...

apple salad
    the scent of autumn   
    from mom's kitchen
---
insomnia
just the thoughts
of you
---
placebo-
how soothing
the words of a stranger




poet Susan Cooper...

So the shortest day came, and the year died,
And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world
Came people singing, dancing poetry
To drive the dark away.


   
              see you in a moment...


and, you can mail your poetry to:
                bear creek haiku
                PO Box 596
                Longmont, CO
                80502   
                USA   
                (SASE's are appreciated)


From other than the USA, email to darylayaz@gmail.com and/or 
                  darylayaz@me.com (include postal address)

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