Saturday, April 30, 2011


silent tears . . . 
mother's gravestone 
buried in moss


mother's gravestone 
buried in moss- 
Buddhist prayers 

Thursday, April 28, 2011


autumn wind
how blue
the mums look 


gorgeous gulmohar  
yet it is raining…
last day of April

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


march against violence--
cherubs view 
the orchid blossoms 


crows perched
on an iron fence...
spring morning

Sunday, April 24, 2011


mid morning – 
‘new leaves sagging 

in the rain’ 

Saturday, April 23, 2011


jícaro hueco…
capullos de rosas purifican
mi corazón 

hollow gourd…

rose buds keep the heart
clean and pure

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


winter journey…
my knees weaken
as we part

Monday, April 18, 2011


mail call—
how graphic can we get?
spring fever

Sunday, April 17, 2011


snow on snow
even the cranes 
are silent

Saturday, April 16, 2011


river reflection... 
herons play peek-a-boo 
in the shallows 

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Sergio A. Ortiz is a Puerto Rican poet and the founding editor of Undertow Tanka Review. He is a two-time Pushcart nominee, a four-time Best of the Web nominee, and 2016 Best of the Net nominee. 2nd place in the 2016 Ramón Ataz annual poetry competition, sponsored by Alaire Publishing House. He is currently working on his first full-length collection of poems, Elephant Graveyard. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sergio A. Ortiz es poeta puertorriqueño que escribe en inglés y español. Actualmente trabaja en su primera colección de poesía, Elephant Graveyard, Cementerio de Elefantes. Ha sido nominado al premio Pushcart en dos ocasiones, al Best of the Web en cuatro ocasiones, y al Best of the Net, 2016. 2do lugar Premio Ramón Ataz de Poesía, 2016. Sus poemas han aparecido, o están por aparecer, en revistas literarias como: Letralía, Chachala Review, The Accentos Review, Resonancias, por mencionar algunos.