World Haiku Series 2019 (45)
Haiku by Ernesto P. Santiago
the cheap hue
of desk light
my Armani wallet
starts to crack
crossing points . . .
these bats can see
green grass –
to patching things up
blogging . . .
my random thoughts
yellow as lemon
flags at half mast
the silent cry
of the wind
outdoor fireplace –
a wolf is howling,
swan song . . .
to my ears, the swan
not yet a song
sky no copyright can be claimed
the mother’s womb
soon to open
— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta
Ernesto P. Santiago, Philippines / Greece
Ernesto P. Santiago spends all his free time by dividing it between here and there trying to learn something.
He is too small for his ego. He is enough for himself.
His haiku has been widely published and anthologized, in prints and online. Born in Philippines, he lives in Greece, where he still continues exploring the poetic myth of his senses.
dawn breaks – winner, Financial Times Workplace Haiku Contest, November 11, 2015
global warming – Haiku News Vol. 1 No. 30
crossing points . . . – Ginyu #59, 2013, Japan
green grass – Shamrock 26, 2013, Ireland
blogging . . . – Best of 2012, Mainichi Daily News, 2012, Japan
flags at half mast – Presence #47, December 2012, UK
outdoor fireplace – First Prize, Diogen Winter Haiku Int’l Competition 2012
swan song . . . – paper wasps 18(1), summer 2012, Australia
sky – Frogpond 35:2, 2012, USA
spring bud – Runner up, The 1st Vladimir Devide Haiku Award 2011, IAFOR