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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Line by Line

line by line
the waves erase my letter
on the sand

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

After The Rain

after the rain--
the butterfly flips its wings
and flies again
© Melchor Cichon

Brown Out

brown out--
a firefly
enters our home
© Melchor Cichon

First Quarter Storm

First Quarter Storm--
the leaves in the university campus
keep on quivering

© Melchor Cichon

Full Moon

full moon--
dark clouds
move closely to the moon
© Melchor Cichon

Gray Morning

gray morning--
creaking sound
of the bamboos

© Melchor Cichon


praying time...
a nun sleeps on the Abbot's lap

© Melchor Cichon

I Sing

I sing
my mother's lullaby
but still my daughter is awake

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Early Morning Check-Up

early morning check-up---
the touch of
your healing voice


the sun kisses
the edge
of Manila Bay

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Low Tide

Low tide--
I hear the first cry
of my first child

Boracay Beach

Boracay Beach--
the setting sun
waves in the sea

Homing Herons

homing herons--
the streets of Kalibo
still filled with dancing tribes

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Alitaptap II

tangan kong alitaptap
'yon lumilipad
hindi ako umiyak

Wednesday, March 21, 2007


Tangan kong alitaptap
'yon na sa gulod--
muli siyang lumipad

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Round Table

a cat looks at me
while a rat eats sauted pork
at the round table

Bush Fire

thick smoke from bush fire
wants to catch the passing moon--
a mongrel dog howls

Monday, March 19, 2007

Morning Star

Sunday morning star--
a boy digs in the lahar
that buried a home

Golden Snails

two golden snails stare
at the two-leaf rice seedlings--
dark clouds loom eastward

Passing Moon

passing full moon looks
back at the golden rice fields--
a spider quivers

Sunday, March 18, 2007

March Raindrops

morning rainbow--
March raindrops
cling to the windowpanes

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Sueat Sa Baeas

amat-amat nga ginapaea
ro sueat ko sa baeas--
primero nga uean it Mayo

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Cracked Ricefields

cracked ricefields--
thin clouds smile
at them

Monday, March 12, 2007

The Spring

late afternoon--
the river
looks back at the spring

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Jawili Falls

full moon--
two lovers frolic
under Jawili Falls

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Town Swells

after a mountain rain--
the whole town proper swells
like the river

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Hangin it Tigsililak

hangin it tigsililak--
banjo ni Lolo
ginatukar kang apo

Waving Heat

a young lady
in lettuce bikini--
waving heat in the street

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Ro Tulalay

hangin sa tag-eaeamig--
ro tulalay
ginkanta sa kato-anay nga dila

ni Billie Wilson
Gin-Inakeanon ni

Asiong Aksaya

early misty morning--
Asiong Aksaya encodes ten records
of the same file