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Friday, February 29, 2008

Edge of Summer

edge of summer
our dining table
littered with fallen winged-ants

Umpisa't Tig-ueoean

umpisa't tig-ueoean
owa't gailinum nga tambay
sa idaeum it mangga


conference room
gulping naghapon
ro bangaw sa rosas sa lamesa


sa shuttle bus
nga bunga't tambis

Sa Shuttle Bus

sa shuttle bus
ro pink nga gumamila
nagguwa sa kurae

Raya Eang Rang Ilabas

raya eang rang ilabas--
sangka tasang humay
sambilog nga bakagan

Crossing a Bamboo Bridge

crossing a bamboo bridge
a father holds
his son's arm

I revised this, and I came up with this one:

crossing a bamboo bridge--
a son holds
his father's arm

End of Work

end of work
he steps down
slowly on the stairs


grandma tells me
not to sweep the floor

St. Paul

St. Paul--
the coolness
of the boiling oil

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Umpisa't Tinguean

umpisa't tinguean--
ro baha sa karsada
pareho tag unga pa ako


ro adlaw
gintunga it eawod

Hand Shaking

hand shaking
my rheumatism
strikes again

Monday, February 25, 2008

In An Old Library

in an old library--
a new friend
I thought I could smile with

Old Library

old library--
one librarian thinks
of mental adequacy

All the Rats

all the rats remain
in this old library
except the maya

New Librarian

new librarian--
I smiled
before he came


mosquitoes throw
out my haiku

Sunday, February 24, 2008


the smell of bebingka
from our neighbor

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Tomas Talledo's Like Haiku

Prof. Tomas Talledo teaches political science courses at the College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines Visayas, Miag-ao, Iloilo.
But he is a poet too. He is from Iloilo.

Here are some of his poems:

I Cry For Forest

Of what will heal earth?
Left cold on for barren road
seeds of proud trees fall

Diliman, Summer

Early bright flowers
when wind swept dark dead leaves.
Hot days are now here.

Call To Save Our Seas

Pink turtles tremble
when Mother Sea is poisoned
by deathly oil ships.

October Rain

Rains in October
Gently washed wrinkles away.
Monks are waking up.

Sunday, February 17, 2008


the passing smile

Friday, February 15, 2008

Oldest Aklanon Poem. Stanzas one and two of the poem

Source: Nabor, F. "An Inquiry into the Ancient Inakeanon Writing System," Silliman Journal, Ist Quarter, 1968, pp. 54-86.


iniwaga't ugsad
ro tinaipang madueom

Friday, February 08, 2008

After A Shattering Storm

after a shattering storm
the rock
stands still

Friday, February 01, 2008


ro adlaw
gintunga it eawod

the ocean
slices the sun