Wednesday, June 11, 2008


beyond the seas lie verdant palms
nourished by the tropical sun

growing up there, we lived our lives
in carefree days 'til we parted

almost three decades later
I learned of her untimely death

My sister, the oldest child, passed away last Sunday, May 18, 2008. As a younger brother who has not seen her since 1980, I offer her these poems of tribute. Rest in peace Ate Nena! I will always cherish your memory - a second mother, cheerful, fun, and bubbly with your sweet smile, and boy can you sing!

a hummingbird
loses its grip
of the falling leaf
just got the news
of my sister's death

hunting season
the wild bird sings
no more


shanna said...

aloha victor Im so happy to see you blog
click on my picture and you can see mine heres alink with bonnie tooo

roh mih said...

Hello, Vic!

Congratulations for your new blog. Also,my sincerest condolences to you and your family.

Re your blog, this is surely a welcome development, especially considering that very few of us Filipinos are into it-- blogging to promote asian poetry. :-)

sakuo said...

Congratulation for opening your new blog.
I am expecting new advance of your poem life.

thanks a lot, from Japan.


Alan Summers said...

My most sincere condolences.

all my best,