Eileen R. Tabios is a poet working in multiple genres and in-between. She also loves books by writing, reading, publishing, critiquing, romancing and advocating for them. This blog will feature her bibliophilic activities with posts on current book engagements and links to her books and projects related to books.

Sunday, April 26, 2015


Many years later, I fess up as to why I would invent a poetic form named "hay(na)ku": here's the reason:

Just kidding.  That's in Philippines (thanks for finding it, Krip Yuson) and the text surrounding "Heinakuh" can be translated as:

What a bummer, Dear.
There's no more beer.

Please note I tried to translate it poetically viz something I rarely use: rhyme.  That hay(na)ku: it expands your mind.


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