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SLEEP NOT O! POETIC INSTINCT!
Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

No, lost shan’t you be.
Not when the voltages of inspiration’s currents
Flow like undiminished floods of recurrent
Seawaves upon imagination’s canvasses.

Let me find and catch you
In your deep slumber: ‘tis not your sad departure.
You’ve bid me no goodbye, not that I remember.

O! Poetic instinct of my inner chambers!
Come out of your doors when I have
Need of your benevolent company.

[Writ. 08 Jan.’88, U.P. Village, Quezon City, M.Manila]

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DON’T OFFER ME DIRGES (I’m But A Slum Habitue)

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

Don’t offer me dirges or marches for graveyards
I am no more a rat eater whose niche
Is this make-shift tenement, no longer
Human by the yardsticks of Grecian perfection
And Roman artistry, a fragment too unfit
For the wholeness of Renaissance’s imageries.

May I invite to dinner my neighborhood’s constant visitors
From state halls and army barracks
Who on not too few occasions offered me
And my neighbors their version of a gift:
Bulldozed tenements and shanties leveled off
Spiced with gunfire that severed resistance.

Felled boys and dead bodies of urban poor
Anyway deserve not the hymns of public praises,
Praises long reserved for princes and taipans.
History’s everyday indeed can’t seem to be
An asset shared by all men alike.

[Writ. 06 Dec. 1988, Proj. 8 Quezon City, M.Manila]

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ON MEASURING LOVE

ON MEASURING LOVE
Erle Frayne Argonza /Ra

Love, concern and sincerest care
For the loved one and all loved fellows:
Could these be measured
Like the metered current
That powers the home?
If it were so could devotion be paid
In sheets over sheets of monies?

Perhaps the cats, dogs
And other wondrous pets at home
Can offer the answer:
Wondrous pets don’t count at all
Their kisses and devotion to friends
O! How they keep on giving!
They simply keep on giving!
[Writ. 04 June 1988, Proj. 8, Quezon City, M.Manila]

REFLECTION

The Law of Reciprocity posits: “Do for others what you want them to do for you.” A sacrosanct low in all spheres of existence, it is fully substantiated in the conduct of devotion.

As I was saying in that youthful poem of mine, devotion is a matter of quality of relationship, not a matter of quantity of giving. Take notice of your very own pets and see how totally devoted they are to you, never counting the love they offer to you. Such a behavior we must exude before the Almighty Providence and the sublime created Beings in all dimensions, inclusive of our own fellow humans.

For the egotistical types, giving love is a matter of quantity, such a love therefore being not ‘true love’. It is manipulative behavior, exuded to control people, enslave ‘the other’ in disproportionately asymmetric relations, and manifested with the expectation that others will reciprocate in kind. These are the types whom the Spiritual Hierarchy will expel from Terra post-2012, transferred to the world fit for their own psyche and awareness.

Ra

March 2011

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PROMETHEUS IN ACADEMIA

PROMETHEUS IN ACADEMIA
Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

Welcome, Prometheus!
Descend upon the pillars and corridors of Academia!
Have your merriment and feasts among
The expectant adherents of your holy fire.
Illuminate the residents of Academia with your
Undying light: mana of reason and knowledge.
Awaken us to the flowering consciousness of the knower
As your light fires up the longing lamps of us all.
Remain! Linger on! Let your sacred essence be
Of the inherited Elixir of our triumphant march
Along Life’s trek!
Happy at last will be Zeus over our sublime fraternity.

[Writ. 11 November 1988, Proj. 8, Quezon City, M.Manila]

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