winter drizzle:
her pink umbrella
fighting with the wind

—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 22 January 2004 by shirley cahayom

    Marjo in San Francisco
    2004-01-22 02:01:02

    17 citrus trees
    lost to icy freezing
    -unexpected and unprotected

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-01-22 07:12:28

    on the roadside
    homeless man
    movement of lips
    in heated confounded solitary discussion ...
    evening traffic at a crawl

    2004-01-22 17:38:21

    pitch black darkness
    pouring down rain
    -hit and run driver flees scene

    john tiong chunghoo
    2004-01-25 01:21:24

    precision dance
    kimono-clad lady
    balances her umbrella in the wind

    Mark Eugenio (PatuissetIsland at aol dot com)
    2004-02-14 12:26:14

    winter drizzle-
    daughters snowman
    with dads umbrella

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-08-04 19:09:44

    late-summer's rain
    cardboard bed, remains ...
    he shivers in his winter coat


    late summer rain
    cardboard bed, remains
    he shivers in his winter coat