Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Writing senryu

writing senryu
everyday drives
my shrink insane

Friday, February 21, 2014

Suicide attempts

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

from my book,
Haiku and Tanka Harvest

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Prayer garden

wrong entrance
from a hectic mundane world
to a soothing, quiet place 
where time stands still -
a prayer garden

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Full moon

full moon
and empty arms
oh it's so hard
to fill the void
you left behind

Thursday, February 6, 2014


yearning for her touch
even in my dream
so long this dark night

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Marital quarrel

marital row
the silence between them
is deafening


away mag-asawa
ang katahimikan ng dalawa
ay nakaka-bingi