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

stillness (a haiga with my haiku response to the 2nd Blossom Rain Haiku My Photo Challenge)



the vastness awaits

our vows

Christine Villa has forwarded a challenge to write a haiku on one of her photos last August, the 2nd year of this challenge. Twenty-five poets from ten countries participated in this kukai, blindly voting for the winner from ballots Christine emailed. Rick Daddario won first place. Here’s my already tweaked response, which Christine has kindly put in on her exquisite photo.   


October 2, 2012 Posted by | haiga, poetry | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

my voted haiku in ‘old calendar’ Sketchbook Nov-Dec kukai

old calendar 

unmarked laughter

on the torn pages

 (5th place)

wall calendar 

their wedding month

fifty years back

(8th place)



January 6, 2012 Posted by | haiku, poetry | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

forecast (from Sketchbook)

quiet night, lonely night
winter clouds

published in Sketchbook haiku kukai Nov-Dec issue

January 11, 2011 Posted by | haiku, poetry | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

paper moon

paper moon—
too high
for the autumn wind

by Alegria Imperial 9th place haiku kukai Sketchbook 5-5 SepOct 2010

I am posting this poem for One Shot Wednesday at the One Stop Poetry blog.

Join us – throw in your verses. Here are the rules (taken directly off their blog):

1. Write a poetic piece & post it on your blog
2. Then let us know about your post. Link back to One Shot
3. Sign up in the Mr Linky list, linking directly to your post, AFTER you’ve posted it.
4. Go visit others who have signed up! Offer support & encouragement. Share your love of words and insight respectfully. Please try to visit as many participating poets as you can. We all could use and appreciate kind feedback.

November 17, 2010 Posted by | haiku, poetry | , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

autumn wind (correction 11/09)

autumn wind–
the chapel door
closes early

by Alegria Imperial
7th place Sketchbook 5 SeptOct kukai
(Checkout the haiku thread as well–a lot of great haiku from poets of 70 countries who participated. Correction: 70 poems sent with 27 voted on/posted from poets of 10 countries)

Sometimes, a haiku moment just crystallizes. I must have been quite stilled when this one slipped in. But of course, just as swiftly, such a moment has sort of vanished and I’m fumbling through some lines again.

November 5, 2010 Posted by | haiku, poetry | , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments