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MAYON D’BEAU

MAYON D’BEAU

 

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

 

 

Fiery and fuming Mount Mayon as a sanguine daughter

Of Vulcan Lord of the magma & seismics underneath

 

Yet so beautiful and magnificent it is the holy mount

For which my enthused eyes did see couples of times

 

On flights to Visayas passing by the Bicol basin

And also passing by Albay en-route to Leyte cool

Perfect in cone shape it seems God had ordained so

Erasing images of Vulcan as spiteful a wrathful deity

For her daughter Mayon is as majestic as Zarathustra

Always welcoming visitors even when she’s erupting

 

So behold! The holy mount to bless pass times a-coming

With noble energies to Bicol land will shower

 

[Philippines, 20 May 2011]

 

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LAMBANOG COUNTRIES

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

As late adolescent did I immerse in lambanog subculture
Came to know early whether colored or colorless liquid
Of the fiery fuming liquor is more powerful than the other
From provinces Lagua, Batangas, Quezon to boot

So did I came challenged to visit the towns of fellow studes
To holiday on weekends while freed from campus work
Batangas City with pal Julian to toast colorless quaffs
San Pablo d’ Laguna of pal Butch to toast & chat
Lucena & Tiaong of Quezon likewise to relish the same
Delicacies anchored on fiery lambanog for record-setting
In one’s personal sojourns the quaffs blend history
Of immersion with folks and lambanog subculture

So absolutely admirable is this jungle liquor so potent
As it is now exported to shores and cities afar
Witness was I to how lambanog so cool was found
In California groceries owned by Filipinos & Asians
The potent jungle drink has conquered the planet at last

[Philippines, 14 May 2011]

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CAGAYAN HOME OF MY YOUTH

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

Born was I in humble Tuguegarao town by the river Cagayan
In ’58 as scion of a couple still in youth & studies
Immediately I was brought to Manila while parents burnt oil
To finish their schooling and birth my younger sibs

Thereafter to drive home to Tuguegarao our family did
Growing up by Ybanag culture plus agriculture & cottage crafts
Tuguegarao famed for pansit-batil-itlog & Larion bladed objects
There I was to nestle from age 6 till high school
Visiting our family farms every now and then
To contemplate on my future options and spaces
Helped bring food at times to our rice mill workers
Witnessing how the hometown progress from gravel roads
To the concrete roads of the day

Coming back for work circa late ‘81 till ‘83
Did I fulfill my own dream of touring all of Cagayan
28 of its 29 towns did I visit and enjoy crafts & foods
As young community worker and junior executive then
Happy that my hands were to amongst agents of change
Helping to build folks’ livelihoods & planning huge projects
Likewise feeling bliss upon sights & sounds so idyllic
Tasting delicacies of all towns and bringing home crafts

Thought that Calayan island town would be my trophy visit
But no longer opportuned to do so did I fail to tour it
Yet the valley towns will always be in my bosom
Toured every corner and chatting with folks of all towns
Home indeed was Cagayan to me till these days
Part-builder of my youth and my conqueror spirit

[Philippines, 08 May 2011]

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TAAL

TAAL

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

Fiery and fuming in its seismic steads
Yet so friendly and idyllic a mighty little volcano
Taal sits by a blanket of cool pristine lakewaters
A lake that’s collapsed space of a gigantic caldera

Taal is once scenery that I never tire to visit
Contemplative and meditative tours often I do
Many wondrous times did I visit Tagaytay
To contemplate anew on the glorious fuming mount

Coming often from Silang town where nestles
My sister Ethleen’s family amongst coffee breeders
There to visit Tagaytay almost thrice a year or so
Sometimes touring university students there
Zoo and ‘palace by the sky’ plus gaming hotel
Horse ride too by famed garden squeezed in sites
Royal lunch & dines by special gourmet restaurants
Bulalo cafeteria did spice many of my visits

Then came opportune moments to ride & visit
Laurel & towns on Batangas side of Taal circa ‘98
Preparing designs for grand projects to boot
For parish priest and partner investors a-ready
Saw Taal mount down the spaces of coastal towns
Still as beautiful as it remains from higher space

Untiring to pay visits to the fiery friend mount
I shall go there again in time to visit & buy coffees
And pray that mighty blessings be had for peoples
Sharing spaces with the friendly volcano

[03 May 2011]

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PAGSANJAN FALLS

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

Straight from Jeddah of Saudi Arabia my Mom came
Back to holiday for a month in Filipinas circa ‘84
Role playing itinerary maker as always in family tours
I fixed Laguna trails of Calamba hot springs swims
And last leg of an inglorious tour in Pagsanjan Falls

Bad luck twas to recall as a stormy month did it hap
Yet tour is tour and like an fuming warrior I quipped
We go forth and swim in hot springs to warm us all
As rainy days keep dropping waters from the sky
And onwards finally to famed Pagsanjan Falls
There to cruise the river & falls via local canoe
Twas a time when my cousin Arnold was always along
Still like a normal one yet for someone bipolar

Drinking and dining by a bar that seemed vampire’s lair
On occasion of so rainy days like Dracula is expected
There to join dirty guys with sextour girls & boys in hand
With brandy to warm up the body till call it a night
Pagsanjan is surely a witness to Transylvania coming
Once in a while in my life sojourns

[Philippines, 26 April 2004]

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CLARK

CLARK

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

From ’86 through 2004 did this enthused traveler visit
Clark Airbase of Angeles City blues in Pampanga
Marveled many times thus at its constructs
Trade shops and resort spots to rest the day

First coming to teach at the Clark campus
Of my beloved University of the Philippines
To teach sociology to American G.I.s and personnel
Driven by school van we came home at night
Shopping for ice cream & chocolate delights

Then onwards in ‘89 through ’94 did I come back
Again and again as resource lecturer of learning tours
Bringing along students from Manila’s diverse schools
Interacting with American troops on their last stay there
Till the days when Americans were to be seen no more

Onwards till 2001 bringing along a high school classmate
We stayed by famed Mimosa to drink & chat
While others played some baccarats in casino fumes
The coming home proud with baggages of choco & liquor
Bought from bazaars of free trade there

Move forward again in 2004 where my palace team
Planned the founding of a new agency by the river Pasig
Back to Mimosa to stay and workshop the days
Then leaving Clark full with chocos liquors & buys
From the same free trade bazaars

Then lastly to celebrate the opening of Macapagal air
Graced by brilliant lady president Gloria d’ economist
In late 2004 saw for the last time the long airstrip
Of the once mighty American airbase to spare
Did meet d’Gloria for the first time to boot

[Philippines, 21 April 2011]

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