Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Cold mist haiku

misty morning
your letter reminds me
how cold it is

Seturan, December 30, 2009

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas in Pullman haiku

christmas eve
pine trees losing snow

Winter seems to come early in Pullman, Washington. My friend Liana Munir wrote that grasses were covered by ice weeks before winter. And when it comes, the street was deep under tons of snow. But, "It's an obvious impact of climate change," Lia says, pointing finger at the rising temperature in Pullman that drives away the snow. It melts very quickly, and people put off their fury coat, changed them into sweater and lighter clothing.

This is a haiku for Liana Munir.

Wedomartani, December 26, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Liana Munir's tanka

she pulls down
her turtle neck, and
inhales deeply
holding early winter inside
the snow gone too fast

for Liana Munir in Pullman

Balikpapan, December 20, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Too many typos tanka

a love letter
with too many typos
still i feel
the warmth of your touch
and blushing cheek

Singgasana Hotel, December 18, 2009

Nightfall tanka

stand in the open
watching my shadow
darkens and fades
chases the image of you
after the nightfall

Singgasana Hotel, December 18, 2009

Glimpse of your smile tanka

memorizing you
i catch a glimpse of your smile
but your shadow
twice as dark
in my daydreams

Aleta coffee shop,December 18,2009

Dusty album haiku

old album
on wedding pictures
dust settles

Darmasraya-Jogja-Makassar, December 9-18, 2009

A table for two haiku

a table for two
talk less and less all these years
over bitter tea

Makassar, December 18, 2009

Marriage haiku

sacred promise
a wedding ring bent
out of shape

Makassar, December 18, 2009

Miss the frog tanka

in love with
rain, mist and cold breeze
from the ninth floor
it's the frogsong
that I miss

Makassar, December 17, 2009

Before click senryu

before the click, my son

Jogjakarta, December 16, 2009

Falling star kyoka

falling star
again he missed
now he decides
to make a wish upon
meteor shower

Darmasraya-Jogja-Makassar, December 9-18, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Tasteless durian haiku

deceiving fragrance
everybody stops on roadside
for tasteless durians

Darmasraya, December 10, 2009

Wrinkled quilt haiku

sudden evening rain
splashes chill on windowglass
wrinkles on the quilt

Darmasraya, December 10, 2009.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Butterflies to flowers tanka

like butterflies
to flowers and daisies
just before leaving
you mend a broken heart
with a long kiss goodbye

Wedomartani, December 5, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Fading affection tanka

first december
i try to figure out how fast
gardenia petals fall
as our mutual affection
starts fading away

Jl. Kaliurang Km 5, December 2, 2009

Gardenia augusta haiku

rainy december
gardenia at the corner
keeps on withering

Wedomartani, December 1, 2009