where trees grow to provide
For birds, butterflies and the rare dragonfly
Praying glitter that fireflies will shine
No matter how fleetingly, when the night is dark
Families wake me up
twitter and chatter
Right the wrap around windows in my room
The birds of the air, and the lilies of the
field, spin not, weave not, sew not
King Solomon’s railments could not compare with their
Humble any architect
Should I let my imagination fly?
Or “just Google it”
How many kids of the present
Has seen a bird’s
nest with a baby in it?
MARCH 21, 2017
BLACK OUT POETRY
One of the most romantic place I visited was Dapitan in Zamboanga del Norte, aside from its historical significance. That is where our National Hero, Jose Rizal was exiled before he was killed in Bagumbayan by the Spanish army.
It is a simple, provincial place but the place has a lot of character in it. I was able to visit it as part of my work. It would take you about two and a half hours if you rode the Fast Cat but if you rode the other RORO vessel, it would take you about four hours at the minimum.
I rode the Fast Cat ferry from Dumaguete to Dapitan port, I stayed in Dipolog City in one of the hotels there.
Talisay, Dapitan is the actual place where Rizal bought a property while in exile. Inside that property is the original house, clinic, school and other structures preserved by the National Historical Commission. Also, the Museo ni Rizal is situated in this property. You will learn the many hats played by the National Hero while in Dapitan. Practicing as an ophthalmologist, he met her de facto wife Josephine Bracken, an Irish woman.
The property of Rizal is at the beach front of Dapitan Bay. It is described by Rizal as where the mountain meets the sky. No wonder that Rizal fell in love with the place and wrote many poems and other writings in this part of the South.
At the Dapitan plaza, one can see the map designed by Rizal. Also in front of it is the Church of Dapitan wherein Rizal would usually attend mass.
We also visited the Embarcadero or the Landing Site, the area where Rizal landed upon his exile in Dapitan. Such a romantic location and picturesque is an understatement.
I love Dapitan!
In celebration of International Women’s Day
Imagine a Woman
Imagine a woman who looks at the mirror
naked, and looks straight to her eyes and says
to herself, She is beautiful. Imagine that woman
so in love with herself that nobody could dump
nor put her down. She loves her curves, her full breasts
like the mountains of Madyaas, her rounded belly
her chocnut brown skin. Her stretch marks, Ah! those are
carvings of her giving birth. Her curly hair following only
the whims of the wind. Imagine that woman. The reflection
at the mirror looking at you
Is your Emancipated Self.
Somewhere there is one mother mourning for her only child
And no one would understand her
Her pillows soaked in tears in the night and the morning after
Her life crumbles like a molten fault
And there is a family who cannot understand her
Because they are also in grief.
And somewhere in time
There is a rainbow that greeted her
There is a love all around her in different colors and rays
That love can never be lost but
Is expressed in different forms
The earth in her slowly formed another
Tectonic formation new to her
It is of a topsy turvy kind
Like dust devils turning her upside down
Now the formation takes its own fold
Like the stars in the night
Holding her not apart
But in a different constellation.
A leaf never compares itself to another leaf, but rather enjoys his journey in the wind. So do you: stop comparing yourself to other writers and instead invest in yourself in developing your skills and enjoy the ride. If you liked this post, please share. And, If you you are interested in getting more inspiration for your […]
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