Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Haiku--By April Mae M. Berza--Philippines

between the pages
of my book, the rose petals
scented evermore.

the wind brushes
the hair of the tree,
dry leaves fall.

April Mae M. Berza is the author of Confession ng isang Bob Ong Fan (Flipside, 2014) and Berso de Berza (Charging Ram, 2012.) Her poems and short stories appeared in numerous publications in the America, France, Canada, Romania, India, Japan, Great Britain and the Philippines. Her poems are translated in Crimean Tatar and Filipino. Some of her poems are published in Liwayway, Belleville Park Pages, Haiku Journal, The Siren, Poetica, Three Line Poetry, Calliope, Maganda, Metric Conversions, Ani, The Manila Times, Asahi Haikuist Network, Contemporary Verse 2, and elsewhere. Her poem "E-Martial Law" was broadcast on IndoPacific Radio on KPFA 94.1FM/ She is a member of Poetic Genius Society. She lives in Taguig, Philippines.


  1. Dear April,
    Thank you for these gentle, thoughtful poems.

  2. April,
    This is beautiful. It means a lot.

  3. I loved these, thank you so much for sharing them with us!

  4. I love your haiku. Thank you for sharing your talent with us here on Whispers.

  5. Dear April, Your two Haiku springs forth like falling leaves that leave a trail of sent forever.