Monday, April 29, 2013

misty afternoon
she takes a last look
at the leaving train

From my book, Rustle of bamboo leaves

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Before the cherry blossoms all fall down, here's a collaborative work of Janis Lukstein and me, a picture poem called Haiga.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Today is National Haiku Day. Here are some old and new poems to share.

just beyond the lane
wildflowers welcome
haiku lovers

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

total strangers
come to aid other strangers
Boston bombings

we join the world
in collective prayers
for the victims and kins

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Here's the original picture of my wildflower poem below.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

first marital row
the silence between them
is deafening

Saturday, April 6, 2013

From my book, Haiku and Tanka Harvest © 2012

wrong trail turn 
the scent and sight 
of wildflowers 


maling daan
bango at tanawin
bulaklak na ligaw

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A family friend, Joe, just passed away leaving his wife Daisy and their only child Elizabeth. My heartfelt condolences to them and here are my haiku/tanka poem offerings. May he rest in peace and join in His resurrection!

my friend Daisy shares
her childlike emptyness 
on her husband's death

meantime Liz scrawls 
her love and affection
in a letter she wrote 
to her dad the day
before he died