Thursday, September 27, 2012

Haiku



Cat’s Cradle 
her wrinkled face
touched by the sun

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Te Deseo


Te Deseo

fin del verano...
tu cuerpo joven transita  
sobre mi recuerdo
como un huracán
en una esquina indiscreta.

XXXIX


XXXIX


I swallow the smoke
that ascends above
our inaugural napkin. 
Your discrete stare
says, goodbye.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

XXXIX

XXXIX



I observe you.
It is then I know
I am alone.
My shadow is your shadow
and I am resigned. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

XXXVIII


XXXVIII


I am about to whisper it  
when all of a sudden
you turn back  
and say it... there is an empty 
pillow on the bed.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

XXXVI

XXXVI



I study him seated
by the window where he stands.
Light-up the world, I think.
You say: the sun is burning
and close the pane.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Haiku


sangra el beso
en tus labios de arcilla
abrázame fuerte 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I just received notice that I will be honored with a contributor's copy of Clarion at Boston University.  This magazine is very much alive and working.

http://www.bu.edu/clarion/14/

XXXV


 XXXV

you stand
by a window
and sulk            

I reassure
you there is nothing
to worry about

your eyes sink to the ground
as I walk away

Monday, September 10, 2012

XXXIII



XXXIII


crystal clear,
your young body
in the sunlight
still
in its dream stage.
I stop to pick-up
your breath
and hear other
songs.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

cristal roto


eres cristal roto
que no estoy dispuesto 
a recorrer

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Cuerpos trazados en la arena

Cuerpos trazados en la arena


tu y yo dispersos
sobre el agua

te miro en silencio
y recuerdo la playa

tus ojos color cielo
y tu piel blanca

derramada
en mi boca

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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.

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