Sunday, November 16, 2014

Tanka--By ayaz daryl nielsen--United States

autumn’s rose petals
gently falling
may my years pass
with such poise
and such grace

ayaz daryl nielsen is a husband, father, veteran, x-roughneck (as on oil rigs)/hospice nurse, editor of bear creek haiku (25+ years/120+ issues), homes include Lilliput Review, Jellyfish, Whispers, Shamrock, and! (translates as joie de vivre)


  1. Ayaz, what a beautiful sentiment expressed here! I love how this could serve as a sort of spiritual mantra for us!! It is sweet, humble and simple with a graceful simplicity that kisses the soul! I am so impressed with depth this spills out in such brevity! I am thrilled to read you on this Whispers venue! Sheri /


  2. Deep! I can perceive many things simultaneously: optimism, resignation, extistentialism, beauty, love for nature...

  3. I love this! May we all be so blessed as to age this beautifully and gracefully. A really lovely piece, Ayaz. :)

  4. Dear Ayaz,

    Beautifully written! To quote you it was penned "with such grace". Very nice indeed.


  5. Nice work, ayaz. I'm a sucker for autumn-themed poetry. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    Nice write, Janet. I enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (