February 17, 2012

Ilocano haiku #262

Leppas

Maudin daytoy
Nga surat ken sarita.
Leppas ti daniw.

End

This is the last
Writing and word.
The end of poem.

February 16, 2012

Ilocano haiku #261

Armas

Sarita’t armas
Usarek nga manggudas
Ti aleng-aleng

Weapon

Words are weapons
I’ll use to banish
All of my self-doubt

February 15, 2012

Ilocano haiku #260

Rikus

Ket nagrikusen
Narugian nga dandaniw
Ket agleppasen

Circle

And it goes full circle
Poems that were started
Now comes to end

February 14, 2012

Ilocano haiku #259

Giteb

Giteb ti pusok
Ket kagiteb ti pusom
Agginitebda

Beat

My heart beats
As your heart beats
They beat together

February 13, 2012

Ilocano haiku #258

Sala

Angin nagtokar
Tumatayab nagkanta
Aldaw nagsala

Dance

The wind played music
The birds sang
The day danced

February 10, 2012

Ilocano haiku #257

Rugi

Baro nga aldaw
Kabarbaro nga rugi
Innak sabaten

Beginning

A new day
A new beginning
I’m gonna face it

February 9, 2012

Ilocano haiku #256

Ridep

Ket ti lagip mo,
Mapanen mairidep.
Innak ulsanen.

Sleep

And your memories,
They are falling asleep.
I’ll tuck it in.

February 8, 2012

Ilocano haiku #255

Matuon

Agmatuonen,
Ti aldaw pumakadan.
‘Ton bigat manen.

Dusk

It’s almost dusk,
The day bids farewell.
Tomorrow again.

February 7, 2012

Ilocano haiku #254

Lawag

Ana ti lawag,
No awan ti nasipnget?
Awan ken awan.

Light

What is light,
Without the darkness?
Nothing ang nothing.

February 6, 2012

Ilocano haiku #253

Sardeng

Dayta isem mo,
Mangsardeng ti anges ko.
‘Sunto’t patay ko.

Stop

Your smile,
Stops me from breathing.
It will be the death of me.