Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Ten Best Haiku

In the latest issue of World Haiku Review, May 2008, my 10 best haiku were featured, together with those of two other haijins (poets), Michael McClintock, president of Tanka Society of America, and reknowned Irish poet, Gabriel Rosenstock. Here are my poems.

MY TEN [BEST] HAIKU
 
Victor P. Gendrano

misty afternoon
she takes a last look
at the leaving train

still in their box
the flowers start to wilt
Mother's day

sleepless night
I touch gently
her empty space

Father's Day
I add to my wardrobe
my son's outgrown shirts

midnight chill
I wait for New Year
alone

alone
at her favorite table
the jukebox plays our song

a lilly blooms
near a makeshift cross
war-ravaged field

Mother's day
my daughter brings her daughter
as a peace offering

raindrops roll down
the golden leaf
first day in hospice


she finally throws out
his half-empty cologne
New Year's day


The other poems can be viewed here.

World Haiku Review

2 comments:

roh mih said...

Poignant!

Alan Summers said...

.
I really enjoyed these, and my absolute favourite is...


Father's Day
I add to my wardrobe
my son's outgrown shirts



Vic's haiku can also be seen at:
World Haiku Review

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