Thursday, June 30, 2011

Morning walk

morning walk
her unleashed dog pees
on the blind man's cane

In my book, Rustle of bamboo leaves,
but first published in World Haiku Review
Vol. 2, Issue 3, Nov. 2002

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


wheelchair bound
the veteran feeds
a one-legged bird

World Haiku Review
Vol. 7, Issue 1, March 2009

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Two rainbows

two rainbows arch
in the misty sky
this early summer
he will be home soon
to his wife and daughter

Modern English Tanka
Vol. 1, No. 3. Spring 2007

Thursday, June 23, 2011


starfish find
the child gazes
at the sky

Notes from the Gean
Vol. 2, Issue 2, Sep. 2010

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Happy Father's Day to all Dads! Enjoy your day and for their children, I hope and pray that they pause even for one day to pay tribute to their fathers. Share and show your love now for tomorrow may be too late. Like I'm fond of saying - we sometimes take our loved ones for granted and only miss them when they are not around anymore. A hug, a kiss, an embrace, a smile (we fathers silently wish for them) and those are far more precious than material gifts...

Saturday, June 11, 2011

In search of happiness

Like Basho with his walking stick, I roamed the rocky hills in search of inner peace which alas, my world failed to give. (That is another version of my earlier haiga in search of happiness which is somewhere in my file). Then I found an open gate to Happiness land beyond which I can see clumps of flowers inviting me to come in. Amidst the blossoms with their resident bees and butterflies, I found peace and serenity that salved a wounded soul. I stayed there as long as I can and before leaving, I took this picture to remind me that I am not dreaming...

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Last farewell

I know now
why our embrace
was so tight
your last farewell
to fleeting life

Sketchbook, Vol. 6, No. 1
Jan/Feb. 2011

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Hawaiian orchids

Hawaiian orchids
fit for a queen
also for my friends

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Domestic quarrel

domestic quarrel again
he removes his hearing aid
and pretends sleeping

Vo. 3, No. 10, October 2008