Saturday, August 29, 2009

Bumpy road tanka

we sing
along this bumpy road
a love song
the chorus reminds me
i am traveling alone

Lapineung, August 29, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

City drain haiku

evening drizzle
an imperceptible song bounces
in the city drain

Peunayong, August 28, 2009

Bitter stories tanka

days crawl away
good times and bad times
wrinkle on my skin
a story too much to tell
too sore to recall

Banda Raya, August 28, 2009

Sunbath tanka

I stand in the sun
quenching my thirst for light
and heat
but it's you
that keeps me warm

Banda Raya, August 28, 2009

Aphrodisiac haiku

your smile sparks
a blood rush

Banda Raya, August 28, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Change of seasons haiku

change of seasons
dying leaf
waiting to fall

Medan, August 26, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

Woodpecker valley haiku

hammering a tree trunk
a woodpecker
takes over the valley

Nagan Raya, July 31, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Cemetery gate haiga

Image by Erwan Widyarto, used by permission

Lampineung, August 17, 2009

Empty boat haiga

Image by Erwan Widyarto, used by permission.

Lampineung, Augus 17, 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Flying ant haiku

without wings
two white flying ants
two juggernauts

Lampineung, August 16, 2009

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Fying crow haiku

a crow flying
leaving it's shadow

Lampineung, August 15, 2009

Childhood tanka

my mind travels across
family album
seeing my childhood memories

Lampineung, August 15, 2009

Moth haiku

a moth
takes my seat--
you're late

Banda Raya, August 14, 2009

Independence day

independence day--
the firework festival

the flag waves

we sing
the national anthem
without questioning

Lampineung, August 15, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

Shadow haiku

autumn leaf
on it's own shadow

Lampineung, August 14, 2009

Dali's time tanka

Dali's time
the wall clock melts
in waiting--
my love home
thousand miles away

Lampineung, August 14, 2009

Fighting pair senryu

abruptly start the fight
after a walk
on slippery hallway
hand in hand

Lampineung, August 14, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Termite haiku

a termite
climbing up the tomb--
my father's grave

Banjarnegara, January 10, 2009

Naked swim tanka

quenching her thirst
she consumed by the vanishing taste
of naked view
the scarlet, looms unnoticed
counting the ticks of her heart

Banda Raya, August 13, 2009

Scars tanka

bitter glance
deep cuts
on pine trees

Banda Raya, August 13, 2009

Zhivago's tanka

why does
tearing apart the wooden fence
deserve sour stares
as cold as a heap of snow
in relentless season?

The altered version as follows;

for a humble heat
a firewood ripped off
of the fence
but your sour stares
even colder than the snow

Lampineung, August 13, 2009

Tormented love tanka

she dances
into the anguish
of missing
in forgotten memories
.....and tormented love

The original version is as follows;

missing their mates
the souls dancing
into the anguish
of forgotten memories
....and tormented love

Lampineung, August 13, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Illicit mind tanka

leaving the hideout
he's in town
where running texts
yell at illicit minds
in old tongue

Lampineung, August 12, 2009

Somber tune tanka

he weeps for the dead
on his feet
a somber tune
from the mountain slope

Lampineung, August 12, 2009

Cut-rate souvenir tanka

cut-rate souvenir
for a lover
her image
.........slips through
unsealed wrapping

Lampineung, August 12, 2009

Laborer's tanka

before the toil
I stand at this gate
a deep breath
to tame the rush
flapping at my back

Lampineung, August 12, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Silent outburst haiku

mating dragonflies
silent outburst fills the air

Banda Raya, August 11, 2009

Squeaking bamboos haiku

squeaking bamboos
grasp the tune of the wind
a joyful cacophony

Banda Raya, August 11, 2009

Rising tides haiku

rising tides
chronicle the distant sea
on silent sand

Banda Raya, August 11, 2009

Kite festival haiku

kite festival
dragonflies mating
between the lines

Banda Raya, August 11, 2009

Bamboo trunk haiku

two bamboo trunks
narrate the wind
:summer trill

Banda Raya, August 11, 2009

August dusk haiku

august dusk--
the eagle contains the blue
under it's wings

Banda Raya, August 11, 2009

Bats fly home haiku

the bats fly home

Banda Raya, August 11, 2009

Cheap hotel haiku

a bunker
something alike

Kuala Lumpur, Aug 9, 2009

Noisy street haiku

a noise
casts a wave
on my tea

Kuala Lumpur, Aug 9, 2009

L'arc en ciel haiku

in a rainy afternoon
a shiny glass captures
the rainbow

Lampineung, Aug 11, 2009

Summer rain haiku

summer drizzle--
a flock flutter through
the rainbow

Monday, August 10, 2009

Colors run haiku

the colors run
after the sun

Banda Raya, August 10,2009

Monday, August 3, 2009

Grassing horses haiku

highland dusk--
grassing pack
dissolve in the mist

Takengon, July 31, 2008