Thursday, April 26, 2012

Spring cleanup

spring cleanup
she rips her dad’s photo
with his new young wife

Sketchbook, Vol. 6, No. 3 
May/June 2011

Monday, April 16, 2012

Moving in day

moving in day
the chilly welcome
of Santa Ana wind

Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th
I shoo a black cat
from the driveway

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Three eleven

ghosts of three eleven 

beneath sakura blooms

flooded paper cranes

World Haiku Review
April 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012

Lenten Thoughts

© Victor P. Gendrano

Embrace each day with joy
give thanks for gift of life
living in borrowed time
in simple joy, delight.

Beauty is everywhere
if we but dare to look
within ourselves, others
or sound of nature’s brook.

Blooming flowers, bird’s songs
in warmth of sun-filled day,
kind words and warm smile
laughter in children’s play.

We are all sojourners
and life is but fleeting,
long after we are gone
bad or good deeds remain.

For we are truly dust
to dust we shall return,
power, riches, and fame
we leave after sojourn.

So resurrected Lord
in Your divine wisdom,
guide us simple mortals
right path to Your kingdom.

Reprinted from: Heritage magazine,
Vol. XII, No. 1, Spring 1998