Saturday, July 12, 2014

Unkempt lawn



my neighbor mows
the grassy edges
of my unkempt lawn
in the shade I try to write
this friendship poem

From my book, 
Haiku and Tanka Harvest


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Widower's gardeb


widower's garden
her roses blooms
side by side with weeds

from my book,
Haiku and Tanka Harvest

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Hospice doldrums



hospice doldrums
she gazes at the bird
flying to sunset

Friday, June 13, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

18th Birthday


eighteenth birthday
she dances with strangers
my daughter's daughter
if I feel such a pain
how about her father]

from my first book,
Rustle of bamboo leaves, ©2005

Friday, June 6, 2014

Free-spirited



she dances
to her own music
my free-spirited
granddaughter
not unlike her mother

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Loneliness

chilly night
under its darkness
hides my loneliness

Tagalog

gabing malamig
sa iyong dilim nagtatago
aking kalungkutan

from my book,
Haiku and Tanka Harvest