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Filipino Poetry




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Current Rank: 207 (Books & Literature)
URL: http://filipinopoetry.blogspot.com/
Site Description: a collection of poems in english written by famous filipino poets
Date Joined: Oct 1, 2011

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Three Poems by Jhoanna Lynn Cruz
on Feb 8, 2012 in jhoanna lynn cruz poet jhoanna lynn cruz poems three poems by jhoanna lynn cruz filipino poetry literature filipino poems in english poetry jhoanna lynn cruz Shiokumi DollWaves in kimono,two pails, his jacket, and hatdrowning in desire.She wears his clothes and becomes –man enough, to fetch water.Hanagatami TankaIn this Noh play, sheholds a basket of flowers,his chrysanthemumswilting in the heat of herp...



Salut by Jhoanna Lynn Cruz
on Feb 8, 2012 in jhoanna lynn cruz poet jhoanna lynn cruz poems filipino poem salut by jhoanna lynn cruz literature filipino poems in english poetry jhoanna lynn cruz creative writing On our sixth anniversaryyour parents surprised uswith ice cream and cake.You cooked my favoritedish and I brought sweetred wine. We drankto each other’shappiness with a daggergleam in the eye. A toastto a long life, knowingthis would be our last.



When I Talk by Tita Lacambra-Ayala
on Feb 7, 2012 in filipino poem tita lacambra-ayala poet tita lacambra-ayala filipino poetry filipino poem in english filipino poet when i talk by tita lacambra-ayala tita lacambra-ayala poems When I talkTo you and you answerWith a sigh orAsterisk I am atA lossFor words justAs wellAnd then we converseIn longOr shortSilences and a smatteringOf footnotesYou and IWe do not talk anymoreAnd all our asterisksAre turningInto flowers.



Wedding Song by Tita Lacambra-Ayala
on Feb 7, 2012 in wedding song by tita lacambra-ayala filipino poem tita lacambra-ayala poet tita lacambra-ayala filipino poetry filipino poem in english filipino poet tita lacambra-ayala poems poetry poems The inevitable is true like lily bulbs       rooting in the caseimplicit order of armchairs, tables,       books, bedin this occupied room. All sounds waved       to the seasonsof living and...



Pilgrimage to Antamok by Tita Lacambra-Ayala
on Feb 7, 2012 in filipino poem filipino poem in english filipino poet tita lacambra ayala literature angelo suarez poetry pilgrimage to antamok by tita lacambra ayala No longer great and grand and largerequiring three child steps to the stone onewhich led up to the hospital and mess hallin that small mining town. It had shrunk smallor I had grown. Dark-eyed men at the gatestell me they mine iron now, the goldmust...



Queen by Ronald Baytan
on Feb 7, 2012 in filipino poem filipino poetry filipino poem in english filipino poet queen by ronald baytan ronald baytan poem ronald baytan ronald baytan poetry poetry poems Mama, the rhinestones are falling one by one Because I always put the crown on my headWhen you and Papa are sleeping. Imagine:A fairy at the center stands with her wandThat stirs glowing waves of magic like seaShells in the dark. The crown is divine.



How Our Towns Drown by Gemino Abad
on Feb 5, 2012 in gemino abad poet filipino poem filipino poetry gemino abad filipino poem in english filipino poet gemino abad poetry how our towns drown by gemino abad gemino abad poems gemino abad poem How in thedownpour our towns drown, downstream of doom to sea we are returned,houses and pigs in ceaseless procecessionas skies boom and fall thundering spearsto beat down all curses and tears to tide –among seaweed and driftwood and water hyacinth...



Threshold by Ronald Baytan
on Feb 5, 2012 in filipino poem filipino poetry filipino poem in english filipino poet ronald baytan poem ronald baytan ronald baytan poetry threshold by ronald baytan poetry poems Between the terrible easeOf promise and the floweringOf regret, I must lay myself bare:I have learned desireIs a habit, a calling of fleshAnd spirit to repeatPresences, a need forAccumulationOf movements,Of moments.In my room, at the office,Inside th...



He Who Sleeps On My Lap by Ronald Baytan
on Feb 4, 2012 in filipino poem he who sleeps on my lap by ronald baytan filipino poetry filipino poem in english filipino poet ronald baytan poem ronald baytan ronald baytan poetry poetry poems My friendwho sleeps on my laploves someone else.He says he is a manand a man needs a womanand I disagree.We argue until he growstired of talkingand sleeps on my lapon this chilly night.And I sigh,knowing he lovessomeone elsebut still sleepsgently on...



Tonight I Will Live In Your Skin by Danton Remoto
on Feb 2, 2012 in tonight i will live in your skin by danton remoto filipino poem filipino poetry danton remoto poet filipino poem in english filipino poet danton remoto Tonight I will live in your skin.My breath will begin by floweringin the caves of your ears.Your face will glow like a fireflyas fires burn from our lips.The vase of your neck will whiten,like water sad and luminous.My fingers will gently graphthe ri...



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