another sunset:
still by the seashore
a girl and an empty chair

—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 7 July 2004 by shirley cahayom

    2004-07-07 05:19:35

    a bucket of sand
    summer's child creates
    her own world

    john tiong chunghoo
    2004-07-07 07:37:27

    sea breeze stirs
    my loneliness

    lana b
    2004-07-07 15:20:48

    sand castle
    i'm rearranging pile of pebbles
    found nearby

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-07-07 18:37:13

    j t chunghoo -
    stirring haiku

    evening sea breeze
    nearly forgotten soft words ~
    she continues to wait

    Ellen G. Olinger (ElinGrace at wi dot rr dot com)
    2004-07-08 04:27:33

    Another sunrise:
    grief transmutes
    into healing

    into certain
    hope of

    for Enola M. Borgh

    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2004-07-08 05:00:37

    After the quarrel,
    both the sky and the sea
    in the dark colours

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-10 15:49:20

    "you're all light
    i'm all shadow" -

    one day, we both went away