Thursday, September 30, 2010

Her absence

I sense the silent
waft of fragrance
from the incense
calming my heart
in her absence

Sketchbook, Vol. 5, No. 4
July/August 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

LA traffic

stop and go traffic
on Hollywood freeway
with over 100 F heat
a red-haired driver starts
waving her bra

Friday, September 24, 2010


Their vow of love had remained
unbroken 'til the very end.

With a hint of Romeo
and loved Juliet's tragic play,

they committed double suicide -
euthanasia, medical term.

Lynx, a Journal for Linkng Poets
Vol.. XXV, No. 1, February 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Trapped Chilean Miners

(Para los mineros chilenos)

Victor P. Gendrano

she names
her newborn girl
a beacon of hope
for her father
and other trapped miners
no están solos
you are not alone!
the world prays and waits
for your safe return

Con ayuda de Gigliola Lubiano

Foreclosed house

the children's swing
stops swinging
foreclosed house

Notes From the Gean
Vol. 2, Issue 2
September 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Feeling alone

I feel alone
amidst a crowd
still hard to fill the void
you left behind

Sketchbook, Vol. 5, No. 4
July/August 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Father's death, 2

A picture poem or haiga of my earlier post on Father's death. Click image to enlarge.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Soldier's bride

soldier’s new bride
a brisk wind blasts open
her empty mailbox

World Haiku Review
Vol. 8, No. 1, August 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

Father's death

for Jovy

a gentle wind
nudges the tattered leaf
her father's death

Friday, September 3, 2010

Moving out

freeway drizzle
he helps his only daughter
move out

The Herons's Nest
Vol. XII, No. 3, September 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


bomb-ravaged field
sixty-five years later
a monument to peace
becoming another
stop for tourists

Notes From the Gean
Vol. 2, Issue 2, September 2010