Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Chopped tree




the widower explains
to his visiting son
why he chopped their shade tree
twice there he drawls
I tried to hang myself

In my book,
Haiku and Tanka Harvest

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Loneliness



starved for a woman's touch
he indulges in fantasy
and falls prey to a flirt
beneath the cloak of night
alone,he weeps

In my book,
Haiku and Tanka Harvest

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Cycle of life

Mother"s Day
my daughter brings her daughter
as a peace offering

eighteenth birthday
she dances with strangers
my daughter's daughter

a cocoon rides
the autumn wind
her empty room

early spring
my daughter"s daughter
now a new mother

From my book. Rustle of bamboo: Selected haiku and other poems.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Bullying


in the news
bullying is worse
than child abuse


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Ash Wednesday


dust we are
to dust we shall return
Lenten lesson

Tagalog

abo tayo
sa abo rin ang tungo
aral ni Kristo

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday the 13th


Friday the 13th
I shoo a black cat
from my driveway