Thursday, December 24, 2015


To my readers and visitors here, I wish you all Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year!

Also to my dear family who have been there with me especially after my recent stroke which hospitalized and rendered me immobile though I am gradually and surely getting better. Thanks be to GOD and my haiku way of living.

discharged patient
he kicked the inert get-well balloons
out of his way

Saturday, December 19, 2015




the bonfire
of used Christmas cards
the homeless gather
hugging warmth


Christmas program
the deaf children sing
in sign languagee

day after Christmas
she gives a used card
to her shelter friend

chilly night
under its darkness
hides my loneliness

Tagalog version

gabing malamig
sa iyong dilim nagtatago
aking kalungkutan

Published in my book,
Haiku and Tanka Harvest

Friday, December 4, 2015



by Victor P. Gendrano

      Jasmine dances the waltz with such grace that it aches my heart to watch her in a stranger's arms, she who is my favorite, my first-born granddaughter, bubbly in her recent 18th birthday debut. It doesn't seem that long ago that I was cuddling her to sleep...Tempus fugit! 

growing pains
she dances with strangers
my daughter's daughter

And now, Jasmine is bound for college. She told her grandma that she will also be an elementary schoolteacher like her. Knowing her ability, I know she will turn out to be a good one and her students will have been lucky to have her. 

end of summer
the cocoon rides the wind
her empty room

Published in World Haiku Review
Vol. II, Issue 1, March 2002


True to her promise to her grandma that she will be also a schoolteacher, Jasmine has been a successful one for sometime now teaching in a  public elementary school. To top her late grandma's achievements, she is currently finishing her Master's degree in Education. Grandma Lucy and I are indeed very proud of you Jas!