Poem on a cold December morning

(Looking outside the window, I see the gray sky and the branches of trees, mostly brown also with brown leaves, slowly swaying with the wind and I hear the sound of lazy rain, with some of the raindrops making a metallic sound as they hit the windowpane. Every now and then, a slight rumble of…

Walking the less trodden path

A few days ago, I came across an article about people who went off the grid. According to the author, this movement where people decide to get away from the shackles and burdens of modern life and just live simply with nature’s resources is slowly getting traction in Europe and North America. In fact, there…

Agosto

Tuwing Agosto, ipinagdiriwang ang Buwan ng Wika sa Pilipinas. (Every August, the Month of Language is celebrated in the Philippines.) Nais kong makiisa sa pagdiriwang na ito sa pamamagitan ng pagbahagi ng mga maiikling tula sa wikang Filipino, kasama ang mga larawan dito sa Paris na kinuha ngayong buwan. (I would like to take part…

It Would Be Nice… (Part 2)

It would be nice to ride a boat and chat with Toichi, And listen to him say words that are more than three; It would be nice to have Marnie’s gold and curly tresses, Her sweet smile, dazzling earrings, and pretty dresses; It’s frightening to go to the ancient silo late at night, Where ghosts…

It Would Be Nice… (Part 1)

(A tribute to Studio Ghibli) It would be thrilling to drive like Lisa, Up and down the mountain trail; It would be nice to be like Ponyo, Finding love at five, and shedding her fish tail; Live in a pretty house atop a cliff, To give light to sailors and ships, so they won’t drift….

You Are Woman

Happy International Women’s Day! ❤ Sharing with you a poem I penned three years ago today. The softness of the moonlight, The warmth of the early morning sun, The cheery colors of the rainbow, The gurgle of water in the stream, The refreshing coolness of the sea breeze, The welcoming shade of the verdant trees….