Friday, August 31, 2012

From the latest issue of World Haiku Review, August 2012, here's my Moving out haiku sequence.

(A haiku sequence)

by Victor P. Gendrano, USA

                    twilight advent
                eyeing the remnants
                of my past life

                my daughter says
                it's alright to feel sad
                moving out

                moving in alone
                in my new retirement house
                chilly Santa Ana wind

                half awake
                I thought I smell
                her fresh brewed coffee

                unfamiliar room
                I bumped my head
                on the bedroom's door

                only a cut
                the paramedic says
                no stitches needed

                from the window
                a distant shaft
                of the dawn's light 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

barbecue scent mingles
with children's laughter
inside their fence
outside, two homeless kids
share a burnt burger

Modern English Tanka
Vol. 3, No. 3, Spring 2009

Saturday, August 18, 2012

my neighbor mows
the grassy edges
of my unkempt lawn
in the shade I try to write
this friendship poem

Sketchbook, Vol. 4, No. 4, 
July/August 2009 

Monday, August 13, 2012

widower's garden
her roses bloom
side by side with weeds

World Haiku Review, August 2011
Honorably Mention, Neo-Classical Haiku

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

I brush mom's gray hair
as she chats with unseen friends
in her hospice home
I wonder if she knows
I'm her least-liked daughter

Notes from the Gean
Vol. 2, Issue , March 2011

Saturday, August 4, 2012

sidewalk frenzy
the homeless boys fight
for a tossed quarter
World Haiku Review
 Vol. 8, Issue 1, Jan. 2010