Monday, May 29, 2006


a long, long road
carpeted with golden
rice grains

rain clouds thicken
over the mango orchard--
a windmill squeaks

about to fall
on the mango blossoms
first rain

leaping, leaping
at the prayer concert
a frog

courtship dance--
at the sound of gongs
a shooting star

NOTE: These set of haiku pertains to my trip to Kalinga on May 23-25, 2006. I was invited as guest speaker in the town of Rizal during the launching of a new inter-religious peace movement in said area. Kalinga is a multi-ethnic province where tribal conflicts often occur. Most, if not all, of the people there, however, has been christianized.


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