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VIGAN COBBLESTONES

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

Cobblestones all over the graceful ancient city
Vigan transports you back in time to Hispania
Stone houses combining Antillean & local builds
Calesas to take you around as carousing traveler
Luna & Crisologo houses lead in museum fame
Basi bagoong vinegar & delicacies for cuisine delights
Abel blankets & textiles from cottage foundries
Clay tablets pottery jars kilned and bazaar sold

Thus came my opportune time to be transported
Came April to May of 2006 a-cruisin’ Ilocos region
Training my project personnel in tours delights
Did I come to visit Vigan on perfect sunny days

Never failing too to amends with wild game pets
My team strutted like orbs the zoo Baluarte
Pony to ride around and ostrich to snapshot
Chimpanzee to clown a bit and tame tigers to squaw

I could only wish that two centuries back
Vigan was much like it is today
Where fun and business blend to shrine the soul
With experience worth sharing to future kids

[Philippines, 15 April 2011]

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BORACAY

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

Came a two-week talk spree in ‘October 94
As national leader amongst teachers
After making rounds of Iloilo-Antique-Capiz
Made a resting ride to Boracay fame

Passing first by the largest bell in a Capiz town
Went on till my baggages and me reached town
From there crossed from coast by boat
To the pristine den that was Boracay
There I was housed in the parish convent

I marveled at the island’s white beach
The idylls of the paradise caught in snapshots
Did sometimes swim by the beach
And at night walked & entered bars to sip
Beers to go along with fine cuisines

So wonderful are the white sands they
Are so cool at lunchtime amid sweltering sun
And the seawaters so friendly to the eyes
Even if one swims underneath no stress comes
Upon your benign eyes as it marvels further
Seeing fishes & games even without snorkel

No more was I to go back to the island fame
And maybe no more opportunity shall come
For another visit to this place of game
Its memories resides at least in my brain
Never to depart from it

[Philippines, 08 April 2011]

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Social Blogs:
IKONOKLAST: http://erleargonza.blogspot.com
UNLADTAU: http://unladtau.wordpress.com

Wisdom/Spiritual Blogs:
COSMICBUHAY: http://cosmicbuhay.blogspot.com
BRIGHTWORLD: http://erlefraynebrightworld.wordpress.com

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ARTBLOG: https://erleargonza.wordpress.com
ARGONZAPOEM: http://argonzapoem.blogspot.com

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@MULTIPLY: http://efdargon.multiply.com
@FRIENDSTER: http://erleargonza.blog.friendster.com
@SOULCAST: http://www.soulcast.com/efdargon

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BORACAY

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

Came a two-week talk spree in ‘October 94
As national leader amongst teachers
After making rounds of Iloilo-Antique-Capiz
Made a resting ride to Boracay fame

Passing first by the largest bell in a Capiz town
Went on till my baggages and me reached town
From there crossed from coast by boat
To the pristine den that was Boracay
There I was housed in the parish convent

I marveled at the island’s white beach
The idylls of the paradise caught in snapshots
Did sometimes swim by the beach
And at night walked & entered bars to sip
Beers to go along with fine cuisines

So wonderful are the white sands they
Are so cool at lunchtime amid sweltering sun
And the seawaters so friendly to the eyes
Even if one swims underneath no stress comes
Upon your benign eyes as it marvels further
Seeing fishes & games even without snorkel

No more was I to go back to the island fame
And maybe no more opportunity shall come
For another visit to this place of game
Its memories resides at least in my brain
Never to depart from it

[Philippines, 08 April 2011]

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Come Visit E. Argonza’s blogs anytime!

Social Blogs:
IKONOKLAST: http://erleargonza.blogspot.com
UNLADTAU: http://unladtau.wordpress.com

Wisdom/Spiritual Blogs:
COSMICBUHAY: http://cosmicbuhay.blogspot.com
BRIGHTWORLD: http://erlefraynebrightworld.wordpress.com

Poetry & Art Blogs:
ARTBLOG: https://erleargonza.wordpress.com
ARGONZAPOEM: http://argonzapoem.blogspot.com

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@MULTIPLY: http://efdargon.multiply.com
@FRIENDSTER: http://erleargonza.blog.friendster.com
@SOULCAST: http://www.soulcast.com/efdargon

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KALINGA D’ PINIKPIKAN

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

How wonderful it is to travel rounds of holy Earth
Integral it is to staff & boss work of a young man
Came early ’81 and again couples of times in ‘82
Made rounds of Flora & Luna towns of Apayao
Plus Tabuk, Pudtol & Conner towns of Kalinga

Two tribes plus Ilocano migrants to immerse with
In sturdy Kalinga-Apayao that used to be one
Chat with folks to share info and gather facts too
Likewise to pay visit to Kalinga bosses & personnel
Spiced our travels were at times with pinikpikan
Delicacies blended with Kalinga oranges and coffees
Going home at times to carry along banglan pieces
For growth of ferns & special herbs it was

My anthropological instincts came satiated too
By peace pacts and tribal talks thereat
As it was by sights of topless women in full breasts
Beads and treasured metals ornaments to bodies
Kept tab of memories for future graduate studies

Kalinga d’ Pinikpikan it was to be
Or Pinikpikan d’ kalinga if you choose this line
Ensconced in my memory banks to stay forever
Enamored of sturdy Igorot tribes scions of Malay Mu
Will I hope to be as sturdy as them for future roles
As guardian-Elder of the holy Earth

[Philippines, 02 April 2011]

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Social Blogs:
IKONOKLAST: http://erleargonza.blogspot.com
UNLADTAU: http://unladtau.wordpress.com

Wisdom/Spiritual Blogs:
COSMICBUHAY: http://cosmicbuhay.blogspot.com
BRIGHTWORLD: http://erlefraynebrightworld.wordpress.com

Poetry & Art Blogs:
ARTBLOG: https://erleargonza.wordpress.com
ARGONZAPOEM: http://argonzapoem.blogspot.com

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@FRIENDSTER: http://erleargonza.blog.friendster.com
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LEYTE WITH TUBA LOVE!

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

Truly memorable it is to drink tuba every day
Portent of prosperity and luck for enthused souls
Came Summer ‘93 on a ten-day tour of Leyte land
Upon invite of a pal among powerlifter athletes

Motoring from Manila through Bicol land to Sorsogon
Then crossed the channel to Matnog in Samar land
Drove across Samar a sight for a first time
Till we reached the San Juanico bridge of fame

Onwards did we drive via bus to Leyte land
Then picked up by jeep to Palo there to stay
Chats with folks spiced with tuba drinks
Tours of rivers, climb of Hungduan mount
Swim & fish by the seashores for couples of days
Paying respect to McArthur Park nearby
Visiting UP Leyte too that was beside the sea
Too many snap shots bared the warm island
The hospitality blessed by tons of tuba

Stuck up almost forever as storm arrived
On our last leg of days we had to decide
Fly we would in going back to grand Manila
Satisfied and fulfilled of the memories of tuba

[Philippines, 29 March 2011]

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Come Visit E. Argonza’s blogs anytime!

Social Blogs:
IKONOKLAST: http://erleargonza.blogspot.com
UNLADTAU: http://unladtau.wordpress.com

Wisdom/Spiritual Blogs:
COSMICBUHAY: http://cosmicbuhay.blogspot.com
BRIGHTWORLD: http://erlefraynebrightworld.wordpress.com

Poetry & Art Blogs:
ARTBLOG: https://erleargonza.wordpress.com
ARGONZAPOEM: http://argonzapoem.blogspot.com

Mixed Blends Blogs:
@MULTIPLY: http://efdargon.multiply.com
@FRIENDSTER: http://erleargonza.blog.friendster.com
@SOULCAST: http://www.soulcast.com/efdargon

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