Monday, June 30, 2014

Haiku by Ron Lavalette

Haiku Stupid


sixteen chickens cross
I curse the road for its width
stupid slowpoke birds


they roll themselves down
stupid Pakistani socks
blame it on Wal-Mart


stupid galaxy
we have nowhere else to go
stay home in the pits


deadly golden arch
America malnourished
stupid plastic food


turn the damned thing off
stupid reality shows
big ol’ bunch of dopes
Ron Lavalette is a cranky poet from Barton VT. He has been widely published in both ink and pixel form.  A reasonable sample of his published work can be found at EGGS OVER TOKYO (

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Haiku by Nancy May

blossom in the fall
I listen to the advice
of my grandmother

the wings of a dove
unfold in a cool spring breeze
new words between us
Nancy May has haiku published in Haiku Journal, Three Line Poetry, Poetry Quarterly, Inclement Poetry, Twisted Dreams Magazine, Vox Poetica, Eskimo Pie, Icebox, Dark Pens, Daily Love, Leaves of Ink, The Blue Hour Magazine, Kernels, Mused - The BellaOnline Literary Review, Dead Snakes, Danse Macabre - An online Literary Magazine, A Handful of Stones, Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine, UFO Gigolo, 50 Haikus, The Germ, Boston Literary Review, Be Happy Zone, Every Day Poets, Cattails, Ppigpenn and Creatrix Journal.  She is monthly contributor at The Camel Saloon and Poems and Poetry.  She has reached the Heron's Nest consideration stage twice and the Chrysanthemum consideration stage once.  She is working on her first haiku collection.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Haiku by ayaz daryl nielsen

dry southern forest
wild boars dig among roots and 
the rain still won’t fall

ayaz daryl nielsen, husband, father, veteran, x-roughneck (as on oil rigs)/hospice nurse, editor of bear creek haiku (24+ years/119+ issues), homes include Lilliput Review, Jellyfish Whispers, Eye On Life, High Coupe, Shamrock, SCIFAIKUEST, Shemom - ensembles include Concentric Penumbras of the Heart and Tumbleweeds Still Tumbling, released 2013’s anthology The Poets of Bear Creek - beloved wife/poet Judith Partin-Nielsen, worthy assistant Frosty, and! (translates as joie de vivre)