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Saturday, June 30, 2007

Sa Ana Nga Pagtaliwan

Sa ana nga pagtaliwan,
Nag-inuean ro kalibutan;
Mayad eang ay may tindahan
Nga puno't uga nga bantaeaan.

Diwata Ng Dagat

Diwata ng Dagat
knows that a fig leaf
is not enough for her

Thursday, June 28, 2007


Nag-agto ako sa banwa,
Nakadakup ako it sawa;
Ginbaligya ko kay Lola,
Si Lolo ro nagsumsuman kana.

Wild Fire

wild fire--
a woodpecker
still pecks on an old trunk

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Beyond The Bridge

the broken bridge
another broken bridge

I Sing

I sing
the lullaby
my mother used to sing
for me. But my daughter is still

March 27, 2007

After Her Kiss

early Sunday morning--
after her kiss
another kiss

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Nanga Bridge

one year after--
Nanga Bridge still looks at the sign
"Sorry for the Inconvenience"

Nanga Bridge

Nanga Bridge after one year--
the notice: "Sorry for the Inconvenience"
still hangs on the post

Nanga Bridge

Nanga Bridge--
one year after,
still unbridged

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Edge of Summer

edge of summer--
the smile
that brings in sea breeze
*The model is Ms. Elsa Surmieda, Iloilo

Monday, June 18, 2007

Brown Out

brown out--
outside the window
the leaves stand still

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Ob-Ob Hill

Ob-Ob Hill--
wishing the fishermen
to be in the seas

Blue Skies

blue skies--
the calm seas
still wait for the fishers

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


the white lilies long
for your whisper

For Jenny Laurente

Early Summer

early summer
Bing's smiles
bring in a sea breeze

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Kalamansi Juice

kalamansi juice--
a black ant
still moving around

Friday, June 08, 2007


spring dawn--
on top of a broken aquarium
white stargazer lilies

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

After Sundown

after sundown--
she picks up
the broken pieces of sun rays

Monday, June 04, 2007

Mossy Fountain

mossy fountain--
slices of a moon
in ripples


Sunday morning--
I kneel to kiss
the shamrock