Of haikus and photographs

by Evans Yonson

(Note: This blog originally appeared in my Multiply account on 4 October 2007. In the coming days, I will be posting blogs written between 2004 and 2006 and posted in Multiply. The site will be offline soon thus the migration of several blog entries.)

cagayan de oro – it was really funny that while waiting for my students to finish their personal evaluation of my photography class, i was able to finish several haikus.

As the semester closes,
A butterfly lands.
The sun brightly shines upon.

Forty-nine enter in June.
With innocence came,
Filled with joy they are going.

Forty-seven happy souls,
Armed with cameras,
Took reality a halt.

Dancing under the sun’s heat,
Camera at hand,
Mud, sweat, rain, wonderful gain.

Oh life’s little agonies,
Tender mercies go,
Stealing moment such fun.

Click goes my reality.
Taking part of me,
Blissful fun dries my tear ducts.

Sitting down I learn from you.
Afraid to stand,
Ready to face tomorrow.

Walking I go up,
Listening I learn,
Golden slumber take me.

With fear I come before you,
Happiness I talk.
Satisfaction you go home.