Saturday, May 10, 2014

Ayaz Daryl Nielsen- Three Poems

unending heat and ill winds                                                     
weather-beaten forest leaves 
and grass crumble if touched                                                  
keen, rugged boars scour
underbrush and creek beds                                                    
loose, clever magpies render                                                      
black-and-white guidance 
and the rain still won’t fall


More than they were once
They are not the same
Beginnings from yesterday’s
moments, as near as this next one  
And us, royal inspiration,  
purple clover upon the 
fallow impermanences 
of overgrazed fields
The only lasting moment 
initiates the creative 
within the next
And us, avatars of access
mascots of divine continuity
within the from and the to
between moments.

asking mister crow
how this day will be 
stretch appendages
step to the left twice
a loud and shrill caw
old crow, bemused
with all my silliness, 
quickly flaps away

ayaz daryl nielsen, husband, father, veteran, x-roustabout/roughneck (as on oil rigs) and hospice nurse, editor of bear creek haiku (24+ years/118+ issues), poetry’s homes include Lilliput Review, The Stray Branch, Dead Snakes, Shamrock, Kind of a Hurricane, Shemom, earns cherished awards and participates in worthy anthologies - ensembles include Concentric Penumbra’s of the Heart and Tumbleweeds Still Tumbling, and, in 2013, released an anthology The Poets of Bear Creek - beloved wife/poet Judith Partin-Nielsen, worthy assistant Frosty, and! (translates as joie de vivre)

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