Saturday, January 31, 2015

Soldier's wife

a haiku sequence

by © Victor P. Gendrano

soldier's wife
a brisk wind blasts open
her mailbox

she picks up
the muddy newspaper
announcing his demise

in the horizon
a meteor disappears
in a flash

Sunday, January 11, 2015

World peace

New Year advent
a troubled and weary world
yearns for peace

Monday, December 29, 2014

To all my friends and followers of my blog, have a healthy and peaceful New Year!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


To all my readers and visitors to my blog, have a Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year! With this coming new year, I might not be able to post here frequently as I have started compiling my 4th book in time probably with my birthday. Do drop by once in a while and leave a note or two. Happy holidays everybody!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Death in the family

the autumn wind
scatters the dried leaves
in the family photo
his face is gradually
and slowly fading

from my book,
Haiku and Tanka Harvest

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Brother's death

an old leaf falls
on the gentle prodding
of the autumn wind
unexpected news 
of my brother's death

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Having been constantly using a borrowed language since high school and beyond, I am sometimes torn to uncertainty as to whether to use one in favor of the other or end up writing in both idioms in my poetry. Here is a sample.

from a distance
at the appointed time
I wait for your glance
to bask once more
in your smile


sa abot ng tanaw
at takdang panahon
hintay and sulyap mo
nang muling mamasdan
and iyong ngiti

Published in my book,
Haiku and Tanka Harvest