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Mt. Tumantangis & Other Poems on Sulu
by Isnani

The Growing
The Waves of Sulu
The Calm
Mt. Tumantangis
The Warrior
The System
Where Feeds The Mind
An Uneventful Day
Abunnawas Retold
Poem For The Twigs

Silent Verses
by Dias

The Actions Of The Fox
More Words, Just Words
Town Asleep
The Closing Of The Eye

Mga Tula Ni
Paring Bert
by Albert E. Alejo, SJ

Mayuming Ikebana Sa
Madugong Dabaw

Panghihinayang Sa Patay
Na Diktador

Ang Katotohanan Ay

Sanayan Lang Ang

The Growing

Liquid seeping through the ground
And the life that sprouts is but
A tiny strand of green and white;
A root hugs the earth, a new leaf
Fixes face toward space and time
Azure now, then gray and windy
And when some dogs bark, a spine
Quivers gently a consciousness.

One branch now then another
Each with effort on its own way
Gaunt and birch, naked alone
Or crisscrossing as a foliage
To the rustle of a restless world.
A unity varies with the growing
And stalks depart as seasons lash
Through dark and light where fragile sprouts
Are no more certain than as before.

- Isnani

cliparts from MS Publisher CD. effects by SKS

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