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crackling from within

 

by ayaz daryl nielsen

 

 

crackling from within

innumerable neurons

this very brief poem

 

 

 

ayaz daryl nielsen was born in Valentine, Nebraska, attended schools in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Monterrey, Mexico; has lived in Bonn, Germany, and now lives in Longmont, Colorado, with his beloved wife, poet and psychoanalyst Judith Partin-Nielsen. A veteran, former hospice nurse, ex-roughneck (as on oil rigs), he has been editor of the print publication bear creek haiku for 30+ years and over 160 issues. ayaz’s posts can be found online at bear creek haiku -  poetry, poems and info.  His poetry, published worldwide, includes senryu chosen in 2010 and 2012 as "best of year" by the Irish Haiku Association, has been nominated for the Dwarf Star Award. Poetry chapbooks include Window Left Open (Prolific Press) Kissing the Stitches (SCARS publications), Sophia’s Crockpot (Presa Press), the 100-page poetry collection a nameless stream (Cholla Needles), and, with other deeply appreciated honors, he is especially delighted by the depth and quality of poets worldwide whose poems have found homes in bear creek haiku’s print and online presence.

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