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Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago


Actions of a kind

And those of others

Ever demand a plethora of decisions

Whether erroneous to some quarters

Or righteous to the rest.

The mind fulfills the thinking

Balanced with the doing

In a majestic rhythm

Of poetry and calculus,

Tempered by Justice

And the quest of the Will,

Astride the vehicle of Wisdom

Fueled by noble Inspiration,

It measures the outcome

Whether least appealing or best.


[Writ. 02 June 1988, Proj. 8, Quezon City, M.Manila.]







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Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

O! Aspiration!
You majestic road
To where all are brought
To fate’s myriad conclusions,

You are beheld
As a plane in Pythagoras’ universe
Contained in Euclid’s space
A foot away to grasp in an instance.

Yet how come that you,
In each one’ pathway
Seem millions of miles away,
Far beyond anyone’s reach?

O! Aspiration!
Please don’t appear as any
Unconquerable chimera
To willful beings
To the willful.

[Writ. 26 May 1988, Proj.8, Quezon City, M.Manila.]

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Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

Well they do
Carry you
To your travel’s destination

These tricycles

Hallmarks of tropical Filipiniana
Whose travel trails are mixtures
Of well paved avenues
And dusty rugged roads

They do make your tours
Altogether fascinating and crucifying

Even as the good buses
Flashy yatch and jet planes
That cater your travels
Lead your ocular organs to witness
The tapestry of wretchedness
And inertia of blighted villages
That altogether inevitably erases
The shangrilaic imageries about the tropics
That may gather in your mind
Like clouds over the Sierra Madre
That the Pacific wind eagerly dissolves.

[Writ. 09 Oct. 1987, Proj. 8, Quezon City, M.Manila.]

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