Wednesday, August 31, 2011


on a rose branch—
petals descend in whispers



this is the day
the blind
view the moon

the night we bite
on silk peach petals

and walk hand
in hand into the fire
with the aroma

of coffee zigzagging  
around our noses
like fine art

this is the day
of the catamaran
sailing on open sea

while we laugh
at the wind fearless
of consequence

the first day we cover
our bodies with clothes

Thursday, August 25, 2011


rivers flood…

taking refuge
in my bed


ríos se desbordan
pero siguen las rutinas
hilo de luna

Monday, August 22, 2011


hollowed gourd… 
the scent of roses 

Friday, August 12, 2011


the paper blades go
back a forth between sisters...
each adds a line
in their secret language
on Snow Flower's fan

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Snow Flower’s fan
the secret language of love
between old-sames

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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.