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Saturday, December 31, 2005

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve--
deafening sound from
the neighbor's sterio

Monday, December 26, 2005

Rain Forest

rain forest--
seeing the future
in your hands

Keeping Her Nipa Hut

sweeping away cobwebs
in her nipa hut

After Christmas Day

the morning after Christmas--
the streets rest
from footprints

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Kinayog nga Paeay

kinayog nga paeay--
ag kita tanan hay paeay
matimgas man o upa

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

After Ten Years

after ten years
I again embrace
the giant acacia tree


Sa Edsa
"Sandali lang!"

Friday, December 16, 2005

Ro Botong

paghawod it botong
ro adlaw

Full Moon

full moon,
on a cloudless night,
not sliding anymore in Iloilo River

Thursday, December 15, 2005

After Typhoon Labuyo

after Typhoon Labuyo
finally flips its wings

Sa Ibabaw It Bilbord

ro tatay ag anang ungang maisot
sa ibabaw
it higanteng bilbord

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Sa Ibabaw It Sanggutan

ginpatik it oman
ni tatay Jose ro saeod
kon abu ra sueod

Caged Pigeon

caged pigeon
the chicken wire
slices the skies

Tuesday, December 13, 2005


soon someone
will pirate your fragrance

Monday, December 12, 2005


sa saeod--
sa kada tueo it tuba
may rebolusyon

Friday, December 09, 2005

Stepping On Somebody's Net

he steps on
somebody's fishing net

Revised: February 1, 2010

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

After The Burial

after the burial--
mourners look at the prepared merienda
at the cemetery gate

Monday, December 05, 2005


mosquito, do not worry--
my swatting
is my way of loving you

Crossing the Highway

late afternoon--
an old woman crosses alone
a busy highway

Sunday, December 04, 2005


He lifts me
from the curling

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Late Afternoon

a red ant
moves out
of a chicken's shadow

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Gathering Grains

white moon--
father gathers scattered grains
in the street