Tuesday, January 29, 2013

MY POEMS, REVISITED, by Victor P. Gendrano

by Victor Gendrano on Monday, January 29, 2013 at 8:05pm ·
by Victor P. Gendrano © 2003

(To the seven astronauts, including 2 women, of the ill-fated 
Space Shuttle Columbia, February 1, 2003)

let our remains
scatter on earth’s bowel
we’ve paved the way
so future astronauts
can carry on our goals


yonder above the vast expanse
how puny the earth looks
a blue-white speck adrift
almost in nothingness

just for a little while there
I sensed not only loneliness
but fragile hope for humankind
in its incessant search
for peace

World Haiku Review
Vol. 3, Issue 1, March 2003

Then finally published In my book, RUSTLE OF BAMBOO LEAVES ©2005, at this address:

Friday, January 25, 2013

by © Victor P. Gendrano, Jan. 25, 2013

         February 1, next month, is the first anniversary of my moving to this retirement house. On the early morning of that first day, I thought I smelt freshly brewed coffee, so half-awake, I hurriedly walked to the kitchen dreamingly half-expecting a homey breakfast with my late wife.
         Unfortunately, I accidentally bumped my head on the bedroom’s ajar door and felt blood oozing from my forehead to my eyes. I sidestepped to the bathroom, snatched a bunch of toilet paper and pressed them tightly over the wound. With my right hand on my forehead, I used my left hand to dial for help.
         A paramedic examined the wound, proclaimed it was only a cut and no stitches are needed, then bandaged my head after covering it with medicated cream.

                  time and place
                  only deepen and strenghten
                  my first love

Monday, January 21, 2013

A poem I wrote when Barack Obama was elected president of the United States, four years ago.

I have witnessed
the dawn of a new era
when people of all races
and creeds can dare to dream
in color blind America today

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

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

new widower
a brisk wind blasts open
his empty mailbox

World Haiku Review
December 2012

Friday, January 11, 2013

new year
a fractured world yearns
for peace

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

winter chill
the expatriate yearns
for sunny home  

World Haiku Review
December 2012

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

constant texting
schoolchildren become
poor spellers

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

new year -
I recycle last
year's resolution