It’s early morning and nothing’s happening

By on Mar 29, 2020 in Poetry

View from window on grassy courtyard

It’s early morning and nothing’s happening,
neither the coming of light nor awakening sounds.
You sleep as the house clings to a nighttime chill,
no lights within it nor without. Awakening,
I’m awakened, seemingly my own self
as stars begin to fade and lingering
deep dreams seek further shores.
It’s early, muscle, bone, and stomach
have yet to protest as this tomorrow
somehow sneaks all around me
and, again, consecrates our home.


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 beloved wife Judith. A veteran, former hospice nurse, ex-roughneck (as on oil rigs), he has been editor of the print publication bear creek haiku for 25+ years and over 135 issues. ayaz 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, and, with other deeply appreciated honors, 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.

One Comment

  1. yay for this guy ayaz daryl nielsen!
    from– Judith Partin-Nielsen and ayaz dray nielsen