Thursday, May 17, 2018

haiku--By ayaz daryl nielsen--United States

the evening rumbles
incomprehensible change
a day’s leftovers
gone in a fire-storm
the trees were pine and aspen
the house was our home
these hometown sidewalks
beside our pushy bruised streets
yearning’s alphabet
books we’ve read
unwinding in heart and thoughts
umbilical words
Spring morning
chilly tools held by patched gloves
bare feet on warm earth
ayaz daryl nielsen, veteran, hospice nurse, ex-roughneck (as on oil rigs) lives 
in Longmont, Colorado, USA.  Editor of bear creek haiku (30+ years/140+ issues) 
with poetry published worldwide (and deeply appreciated), he also is online at: 


  1. Excellent collection, as always ayaz! Cheers!!!

    1. as always, hoorays and cheers for dear friend Peggy Dugan French!

  2. Replies
    1. thank you, Jack! Best to your own creative endeavors...
      ayaz daryl nielsen

    2. I liked all of these Ayas,
      The 2nd one was a recent nightmare for me
      A fire was carried thought the the grass & trees
      & burnt our Colorado home to the ground.
      Knight Writer

    3. wow, best to you, Yancy, hope all is going/recovering well- we live in Longmont, so we must almost be neighbors...
      ayaz daryl nielsen

  3. Dear ayaz,

    I'm impressed by your Haiku, wonderful work!

    Best wishes,

  4. ayaz,
    I enjoyed your haiku. I saw some of your work in "The Pink Chameleon", just before Mrs. Dorothy Paula Freda had to stop doing it for health reasons.
    Your friend,
    David Fox
    P.S. Thanks so much for putting my feline haiku on your blog.

  5. Gone in a firestorm for sure. So sad to see all that destruction! Well done.

  6. Hi ayaz. I enjoyed reading your haiku. Thank you for sharing. Continued blessings!