Two Untitled Haikus

Two Untitled Haikus

By Apolinario Villalobos



A thank uttered by trembling lips

moved by sincerity from the heart

has more weight than tons of gold

given without even a taint of gratitude.



A single grain counts a lot in a pile –

each is a fragment that adds to height

when a child gathers them as he plays

a delight he may not forget for days.