Haiku (4 pieces)

10/25/07

work on the paddies --
a farmer tips his straw hat
to the midday sun

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moist santan petals
mixed with red gumamela --
rain-sweetened nectar

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outstretched pleated leaves
fanning green to the clear sky --
coconut tree shade

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tasting Southeast breeze
over oyster culture farms --
salt on Asian tongue


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These four haiku pieces are all inspired by the simple pleasures of growing up and living in the Philippines (well, anywhere outside Metro Manila, to be precise). Memory, in this instance, has been a great deal of aid in taking me back to places (and times) far removed from the big city where I now reside. (I'm aching for a vacation.)



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posted by S.L. Corsua