summer moon---
strumming love songs
on an old guitar

—shirley cahayom

About the author: shirley cahayom
brooklyn, new york
shaman99 at

i was born in the philippines, educated in the oldest existing catholic university in the country even older than harvard, had been a college instructor, worked as children governess in the middle east, currently working in an alternative cancer clinic in new york city trying in my own little way to ease the pain and suffering of the terminally ill. i had been writing traditional haiku on and off since my college days but got seriously involved with it again since march of 2002. since then, i never stop writing and trying to get them published. publications include still, asahi haikuist network, the illinois times etc.


Responses to the haiku for 12 July 2002 by shirley cahayom

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-11-17 06:18:42

    harvest moon
    languishing in the heavens ...
    my broken heart

    2004-02-24 10:58:54

    This is not even a freaking haiku. A haiku goes 5 syllabls-7 syllabls-5 syllabls. What are you thinking?

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-02-24 11:29:28

    trumpets blaring
    spring approaches ...
    it's gotten my attention


    i struggle to refrain from making comment, though i fail. what thoughts echo in my mind ...

    shirley, continue on.