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Friday, September 29, 2006

Passing Clouds

passing clouds--
she kisses me
behind the door

SS Yarmouth Castle

from deck to deck
Terry Wise drags away passengers
from the blazing SS Yarmouth Castle

Monday, September 25, 2006

His Steps

following His steps--
I get up
from a slip

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Behind His Back

behind His back--
the disciples talk
on who is nearest to Him

Sunday Homily

Sunday homily--
I become
a child again

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Glass Window

rainy afternoon--
she writes a haiku
on the glass window

Monday, September 18, 2006

First Night

first night--
the moonlight
enters our hotel room

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Casting Net

Casting Net

casting net
into the river—
empty heart


sa suba—
owa’t sueod nga dughan


ro maya paguwa sa hawla—
sangkakutsarang silak

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Enrollment Period

enrollment period--
co-workers' promise
to pay the debt on time

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


she wipes away
Guimaras' tears

Oil Spill

oil spill--
mangrove trees die
leaf by leaf

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Waste Pickers

the waste pickers wait
for another garbage truck

Oil Spill

oil spill--
the fragrance
of ripe mangoes

Saturday, September 09, 2006

With Pilma Tonight

with Pilma tonight
we create
our full moon

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Life in Charcoal

her framed charcoal
brings out
her life

Maeara 8-30-2006

Inch by Inch

the river bank claims
my ricefield
inch by inch

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Out of Mind

out of mind
out of work

Jeepney Ride

two Korean students share
a handkerchief
to cover their noses

Alubihod Beach

ladies in bikini frolicking
at Alubihod Beach, Guimaras

Monday, September 04, 2006

Like Sirius

like Sirius
Fulgencio twinkles
after sunset

Sunday, September 03, 2006


Sunday morning--
a colony of termites
on their way to the books

Saturday, September 02, 2006

One, Two, More

one oil coated turtle
two oil coated turtles
...more oil coated turtles

Friday, September 01, 2006

I Will Not Leave You

I will not leave you
even after sunset

Beneath Guimaras Strait

I miss the moon
beneath Guimaras Strait--
early August


wakes up
those who are awake