Category: Poetry

  • Cleaning Out My Closet

    I was cleaning some stuff when I found this one I wrote back in May of 2005. I don’t actually write a lot in Filipino. This one’s untitled. Minsan, sinusubukan ng panulat kong magtae ng mga salita. Pilit hinahasa ang bolpen, sinasaid ang tinta. Karaniwan, gusto kong ubusin ang mga pahina ng aking notbuk. Kayurin […]

  • With No Immediate Cause

    This poem is from Ntozake Shange, one of my favorite women writers. It’s from her book Nappy Edges. Napapanahon kaya ipo-post ko rito. With No Immediate Cause by: Ntozake Shange every 3 minutes a woman is beaten every five minutes a woman is raped/every ten minutes a little girl is molested yet I rode the […]

  • Poetic Mode

    I was going thru the files in my pc last night (a usual tactic to delay my writing projects) and I saw these poems I wrote back in college. Most of them well, what can I say, uhm autobiographical. Some were from the glut of my imagination. I decided to post two of them here […]

  • I Sit And Look Out

    Kahit saang panahon ata tumatagos ang mga titik na ito ni Walt Whitman. Walt Whitman I Sit And Look Out I sit and look out upon all the sorrows of the world, and upon all oppression and shame; I hear secret convulsive sobs from young men, at anguish with themselves, remorseful after deeds done; I […]

  • Barren Woman

    This poem by Sylvia Plath is for all women who have journeyed beyond the realm of the woman as a wife, mother and bearer of life. Mga neng, mabuhay kayo! Barren Woman by Sylvia Plath Empty, I echo to the least footfall, Museum without statues, grand with pillars, porticoes, rotundas. In my courtyard a fountain […]