for a moment of joy or moments no one pays for, i give myself a ‘jornal’. this makes me rich. try it.

foam on the waves

foam on the waves–

in the wind her skirt clings


Edited version of haiku no.2 under ‘summer returnees’. Thanks to Emma!

December 17, 2009 - Posted by | haiku, poetry, Uncategorized | , ,


  1. Allegria, I just received notice of your post. I’m so glad that I can get these notices now! This haiku is really beautiful, very suggestive. It makes me think that, perhaps, she is waiting for someone at sea. The scene is bleak.

    Or perhaps a woman is walking by the sea. One thinks that perhaps she carries a burden, both within and without. Again, the feeling is bleak – a powerful haiku.

    I am so impressed with your poems.

    Comment by upinvermont | December 17, 2009 | Reply

    • Thanks again, Patrick!

      It’s a common scene on the seashore in my childhood. I could even be this woman when I had grown up. But as a memory, indeed, it came back not with the frolick I associate our excursions as children at high noon, thus high tide, to a harsh northern coastline of the Philippines in my town but to the melancholia of my last visit at sunset. This haiku must be a revenant of that moment. I had by then experienced heartache.

      You always unravel thoughts a writer is unusually unaware of when stringing together the words, thoughts that surface from the depths she cannot imagine exist as well.

      Thanks again.


      Comment by alee9 | December 18, 2009 | Reply

  2. I’m collecting haiku for solstice. 🙂

    I’m going to put them in a post that you can copy to your own blog. If you feel like sending me a haiku, you can leave it at my guestbook or you’ll find my E-Mail address on my Contact page.

    Comment by upinvermont | December 18, 2009 | Reply

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