Ernesto P. SantiagoErnesto P. Santiago


Born 1967 in Solano, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
Living in Athens, Greece 
Ernesto P. Santiago says "He is too small for his ego. He is enough for himself." He lives in Athens, Greece, where he continues to explore the poetic myth of his senses, and has recently become interested in the study of haiku and its related forms.


 

next life...
my daily task is to hold
my walking stick

NHK World Haiku Masters, Japan July 2016

 

winter chills...
a smuggler's call
reaches Europe

8th Yamadera Bashō Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest, Japan July 2016

 

chest X-ray…
there isn’t a hole
in the sky

Haikuniverse, June 14, 2016

 

half-lotus …
the other rests
on the chair

selected haiku, May 2016, NHK World Haiku Masters, Japan

 

circle of dreams
when one is outside
little is known

selected haiku, April 2016, NHK World Haiku Masters, Japan

 

fertility rite
a woman walks barefoot through
pulse grains in the sun

THF-EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration: Foodcrop Haiku 2016, USA

 

so graciously
filling my wish list—
a bowl of rice

THF-EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration: Foodcrop Haiku 2016, USA

 

briefing
on the broken air condition
dead fly

winner, Financial Times Workplace Haiku Contest, June 25, 2015

 

in the night rain
someone's umbrella
over someone

winner, Financial Times Workplace Haiku Contest, September 17, 2015

 

thatched roof
the patterned flashes
of stars

featured haiku, Africa Haiku Network FB page, September 23, 2015

 

a quarter moon -
my mother measures
the rain barrel

Sharpening The Green Pencil 2016, Romania

 

of the red
planet the shadow
and substance of my mood

R’r 12.2, Aug 27, 2012

 

blogging . . .

my random thoughts

yellow as lemon

 

– Best of 2012, Mainichi Daily News, 2012, Japan

 

sipping green tea . . .

on the antebellum back porch

the foraging bees

 

– Ardea 2

 

thin slices of sky

between city and town

radiation effect

 

– The Asahi Shimbun: Asahi Haikuist Network, 2012, Japan

 

global warming

my Armani wallet

starts to crack

 

– Haiku News Vol. 1 No. 30

 

Black sea

how black

I am?

 

– The Asahi Shimbun: Asahi Haikuist Network, 2012, Japan

 

in bare feet,

the sailor’s hornpipe –

sea waves

– The Asahi Shimbun: Asahi Haikuist Network, 2012, Japan

 

of men and bulls

the impatience

of death

 

– Haiku News Vol. 1 No. 27

 

summer on the balcony . . .

a rocking chair

all by itself

 

– DIOGEN pro culture magazine, 2012, Serbia

 

grilling potatoes –

there are thousand ways

to enjoy life

 

– DIOGEN pro culture magazine, 2012, Serbia

 

summer vacation

I fumble

for change

 

– DIOGEN pro culture magazine, 2012, Serbia

 

unopened letter . . .

still close

this spring

– Notes from the Gean, Vol. 4 Issue 1

 

the cottage life –

peace is something

I feel in spring

 

– The Asahi Shimbun: Asahi Haikuist Network, 2012, Japan

 

garden strawberries

I really like

my white teeth

 

– Best of 2012, Mainichi Daily News, 2012, Japan

 

autumn –

I paint

transient emotion

 

– DIOGEN pro culture magazine, 2012, Serbia

 

dark moon

the game of hide-and-seek

much more exciting

 

– DIOGEN pro culture magazine, 2012, Serbia

 

night rain –

a broken umbrella

in Buddha’s temple

 

– DIOGEN pro culture magazine, 2012, Serbia

 

never knowing

when it will end –

the turtle’s trip

 

– Ripples - HSA Newsletter, Vol. 26, Number 2, 2011, USA

 

damselfly . . .

beneath the leaf,

a thin moon

 

– Simply Haiku Autumn/Winter 2011, Vol. 9 Nos. 3 & 4, 2012

 

revealing

our secret dalliance –

spring moon

 

– Sharpening The Green Pencil, 2012, Romania

 

nowhere

to go – the old guitar,

and rain song

– Simply Haiku Autumn/Winter 2011, Vol. 9 Nos. 3 & 4, 2012

 

last train home

— I just missed

the mountain and the sea

 

– Notes from the Gean, p. 86, Volume 3, Issue 4, 2012

 

my haiku

not spectacular —

just this red sunset

 

– Notes from the Gean, p. 50, Volume 3, Issue 4, 2012

 

a fisherman’s catch

the mellowing sun

lights a floating doll

 

– The Asahi Shimbun: Asahi Haikuist Network, 2012, Japan

 

corn husk doll

the sudden smile

of a cowgirl

 

– The Asahi Shimbun: Asahi Haikuist Network, 2012, Japan

 

crossing points . . .

these bats can see

the future

 

Ginyu #59, 2013, Japan

 

swan song . . .

to my ears, the swan

not yet a song

 

paper wasps 18(1), summer 2012, Australia

 

flags at half mast

the silent cry

of the wind

 

Presence #47, December 2012, UK

 

end of bond

the door can't swing

just one way

 

Runner up, The 3rd Vladimir Devide Haiku Award, IAFOR, 2013

 

 

sky no copyright can be claimed

 

Frogpond 35:2, 2012, USA

 

 

outdoor fireplace –

a wolf is howling,

for comfort?

 

First Prize, Diogen Winter Haiku Int'l Competition 2012

 

among the roses

the prickles

they overlook

 

Wednesday Haiku # 113, Issa's Untidy Hat, 2013

 

fireflies

. . . the light bearers

stop so soon!

 

Simply Haiku: Autumn 2011 / Winter 2012

 

out at sea the dawn wind touch of Kaddish

 

Lakeview Vol.1, #2, August 2013, India

 

 

my silence

full of cicadas

in my hut

 

Kernel, 2013, USA

 

every portrait's touch

in vivid and random breath

a drifting spirit

 

Winner, NAR Haiku Contest 2012, USA

 

spring bud

the mother's womb

soon to open

 

Runner up, The 1st Vladimir Devide Haiku Award 2011, IAFOR

 

matryoshka doll

a tourist re-examines

the pain(t) of history

 

Lakeview Vol.1, #2, August 2013, India

 

milk fishing

father uses his hands

to warm me

 

Frogpond 36:2, 2013, USA

 

green grass –

getting used

to patching things up

 

Shamrock 26, 2013, Ireland