Wilfredo R. Bongcaron

Born in Manila, Philippines
Living in Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines


the secret
i share with the cicadas
wedding vow

21st Mainichi Haiku Contest - Second Place – International Category


her face a blush of cherry blossoms

Haiku Nuggets 2018

 

footprints –
laden with stories
city life

Haiku Nuggets 2018

 

silver bullet
burying her smile next
to a dream

Haiku Nuggets 2018


vape guy

molehill after molehill
of scented clouds

Haiku Nuggets 2018

vineyard –
the world i carry
on my shoulder

Haiku Nuggets 2018

tech savvy
the #__ misses
sometimes

Haiku Nuggets 2018

 

half moon
pillows of cloud
in my bed

Haiku Nuggets 2018

 

unloading
my emotions…
pictures in sepia

Haiku Nuggets 2018


home sweet home
cooking from the old stove
that simmers love

Haiku Nuggets 2018

 

brown sparrows
the pangs of hunger
at a morning cafe

Haiku Nuggets 2018

 

neighborly chat…
the frenzied cries
of morning sparrows

Haiku Nuggets 2018

 

granddaughter’s smile
we make faces
on the mirror

Failed Haiku - July 2017

 

mother’s recipe
picking the crumbs
on my plate

Failed Haiku - June 2017

 

feather clouds
losing my last peso
in the casino

Failed Haiku - Feb. 2017

 

full moon
my long shadow
catching up

Failed Haiku - July 2017

 

response letter
the uneasy feeling
of not being right

Failed Haiku - July 2017

 

old pantaloons
the sun carries a load
of history

Failed Haiku - May 2017

 

weeping widow
she shows me the colors
of silence

Failed Haiku - April 2017

 

only me…
the mimosa
folding

Failed Haiku - May 2017

 

her eyes on the moon contemplating

Haiku Nuggets 2018

 

crowding each other raindrops

Haiku Nuggets 2018

 

their wall of song cicadas

Haiku Nuggets 2018

 

after office hours plum blossoms

Haiku Nuggets 2018

 

in the beginning a tiny tight bud

Haiku Nuggets 2018

 

sudden death the king trips on a gambit

Haiku Nuggets 2018

 

hike trail shaking off the ants

Haiku Nuggets 2018

 

breath of summer
a child looks at me
eye to eye

Haiku Nuggets 2018

 

full moon
she stands alone
not so lonely

- Note: Included in the International Women’s Haiku Festival, 2017


little girls...
collecting stardust
in the wind

Haiku Universe, 02.12.2018

love day
the thorn that pricked
my finger

Haiku Universe, 02.14.2018

deeper the night becomes silence

Missing You  2017 (Lulu)

leaping frog
ripple after ripple kiss
my shoe tips

Missing You  2017 (Lulu)

cold night
a poor kid tells
his stories

Missing You  2017 (Lulu)

commissioned mural
digging a symphony
of colors

Missing You  2017 (Lulu)

moving out...
clearing the room
of mementos

Missing You  2017 (Lulu)

autumn sun
a blue dragonfly
tries the wind

Missing You  2017 (Lulu)

the ethos
of being different
black
coffee

Missing You  2017 (Lulu)

hunter's moon
stalking my shadow
in every step

Missing You  2017 (Lulu)

open house
the walkway bereft
of shadows

Missing You  2017 (Lulu)

turtle eyes
a murky sea
of plastics

Missing You  2017 (Lulu)

 

old moon
dragging the cobwebs
of yesterday

Yanty's Butterfly: Haiku Nook: An Anthology, Lulu.com 2016

 

south wind
sparrows sinking into
carabao grass

Yanty's Butterfly: Haiku Nook: An Anthology, Lulu.com 2016

 

thick smoke
                 the labyrinth
of the charcoal's heat

Yanty's Butterfly: Haiku Nook: An Anthology, Lulu.com 2016

 

river moon...
choosing the right words
to say

Yanty's Butterfly: Haiku Nook: An Anthology, Lulu.com 2016

 

love letter
do you smell
the blood of a tree

Yanty's Butterfly: Haiku Nook: An Anthology, Lulu.com 2016

 

almost midnight
                the silence
        of the dog

Yanty's Butterfly: Haiku Nook: An Anthology, Lulu.com 2016

 

rose petals
leaving my shadow
in the rain

Yanty's Butterfly: Haiku Nook: An Anthology, Lulu.com 2016

 

gentle breeze
                    b r e a
                              k
                               i
                                n
                                  g

                                   the silence

Chrysanthemum 18, October 2015

 

moving out
a butterfly frees itself
from yesterday

Failed Haiku - 7, July 2016

 

late afternoon heat . . .
the fragrance of falling
narra blooms

Frameless Sky - Issue 2, 2015

 

Manila by night
crickets lulling me
to sleep

The Mainichi  September 2015

 

highway . . .
I used to be lonely
up there

The Mainichi  November 2015

 

 

morning news...

in between sips of tea

and conversation

 

Sketchbook 7:3, 2012

 

noontime heat

a sudden downpour drowns

our silence

 

Sketchbook 4:2, 2009

 

naughty whispers

between champagne bottles

a wink

 

Sketchbook 4:2, 2009

 

crescent moon

lying on a bed

of soft clouds

 

Sketchbook 7:3, 2012

 

alone, missing your touches in my poem

 

 

Sketchbook 7:3, 2012

 

my last sip

of black coffee

morning drizzle

 

Sketchbook 4:2, 2009

 

table for two

the bonsai plant 

is silent

 

Sketchbook 4:2, 2009

 

solar eclipse

the crescent moon yawns

to the left

 

Sketchbook 7:3, 2012