Monday, November 30, 2009

Friend's Death

a hummingbird
follows the falling leaf
my friend’s untimely death

The Heron’s Nest
Vol. XI, No. 4, December 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

Writer's travail

In one of those sleepless nights when I am so occupied in writing, it kind of startles me to see the onset of the early dawn.

Here's the Tagalog version which might be hard to read in the image.

buhay manunulat
naghihintay nang pagdating
ng umaga

Note about my haiga or picture poems: I relish the challenge of fitting my poems with graphics such that the two becomes one, a harmonious fusion of arts.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thanksgiving prayer

Thank you
my Lord and God
for gift of life and health
remembering our lost loved ones
once more.

Heed not
our weaknesses,
teach us how to forgive
and live in harmony with all

So that
once more this world
of hate will be again
a place of love and peacefulness,

© 25 November 2004-2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009


raindrops roll down
the golden leaf
first day in hospice

Mainichi (Japan) Daily News
Nov.2, 2002, (No. 641)

Also in my book, Rustle of bamboo leaves

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Newly-wed daughter

an empty nest
rides the autumn wind
newly-wed daughter

Another collaboration with my friend Ashe from England. Published in my book, Rustle of bamboo leaves.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

All Souls Day

their room
fills with silence
this All Souls day
even her unrocking
rocking chair