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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Not Old

not old
she reminds me
...always refreshed

Friday, May 26, 2006

Once Again

once again
she promises to build bridges
over the unseen rivers

Boracay Beach

Boracay Beach--
watching the tip
of a setting sun... with Bing

Monday, May 22, 2006

Kada Eak-ang

sa Mt. Everest--
kada eak-ang pasaka
kadaeag-an it Pilipino

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Punta't Eamig

ring hello
ro nagpunta ku kaeamig
ku yelo sa bubungan it Mt. Everest

Ro Mga Amo

samtang gahaeabuya't eutay
ro mga amo sa kongreso--
buto't balat rang buesa

Hari it Kalibo

Kalibo--
maitum nga usok
hari it karsada

Bag-ong Bag-on

Bag-ong Dag-on--
gindelete ko ro ibang icon
sa desktop ko

Bag-o Magtueog

bag-o magtueog
gatext si Lolo't "I lab u"
kay Lola nga anang kahulid

Cell Phone

ginbayaw it pari ro ostias
nagtunog ro cell phone
kang kaeapit

Friday, May 19, 2006

Boarding House

ay gali!
kun adlaw... boarding house
kun gabii...kasa

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Freezing Winds

freezing winds--
another Pinoy plants his flag
on top of Mt. Everest

Si Pinoy Sa Mt. Everest

sa katapusan—
nakatanum gid man si Pinoy
ku anang bandera sa bubungan it Mt Everest

(In Honor of Leo Oracion,
the First Filipino to climb the summit of Mt. Everest,
at 5:30 p.m., Philippine time, May 17, 2006)

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

At Last

at last
Leo Oracion plants
the Philippine flag on top of Mt. Everest

Serene Silence

serene silence--
father chisels and planes
the narra woods

Election Time

during elections--
candidates build bridges
over unseen rivers

Honorable Men

after elections--
honorable public officials
no longer honorable

Monday, May 15, 2006

Siniad-Siad Nga Kaeangitan

Bugas Sa Kalye

puting buean--
ginapueot ni Tatay ro nagakalhit
nga bugas sa kalye

Billboard

gatunod ro pihak nga buean--
ginakungkung ni Juan ra unga
sa ibabaw it higanteng billboard

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Mt Everest

Mt Everest
you are there
yet not there yet to Pinoy

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Ginatabuna't Gaeum

ginatabunan
it gaeum ro buean
samtang gainum ako’t kape

Sa Punta It Ikog

sa punta it ikog
ikog
it ikog

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Electric Chair

bag-ong dag-on--
ginhalin sa museum
ro electric chair sa Munti

Monday, May 01, 2006

Adlaw It Tabahador

Adlaw it Trabahador--
si Mayor sa bueangan
si Tatay gapamueot it plastik sa basurahan