Simply Haiku: A Quarterly Journal of Japanese Short Form Poetry
Contents Archives About Simply Haiku Submissions Search
Autumn 2005, vol 3 no 3


Jose Mari Gotera


a tree
piercing the empty sky ---
solitary moon
this waning hour---
the scent of your rose
at dusk---
those long shadows
betrayed by moonlight
a fallen soldier
bleeds to death
hail stones---
raining on the shingled roof
war drums!

Jose Mari Gotera, also known as Pepe, has had his poetry published in several online and print journals including Poor Mojo's Almanac, Spillway Review, Voices! Multicultural Poetry, Our Own Voice: Diaspora, Under the Clock Tower, Focus; and anthologized in Davao Harvest.

Gotera was born in the Philippines and currently resides in Fort Worth, Texas.

Copyright 2005: Simply Haiku