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FRIED BEETLES, FROGS, LIZARDS

 

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

 

 

In my old hometown of once idyllic Tuguegarao

Did I learn to eat as culinary dishes of exotic claim

 

Fried beetles caught from slumbering farms

Same species that swarmed the fecals of livestock

Trapped they’re thereafter prepared for the cook

With lard boiling up to destroy bacteria

Concluded with deliciously smelling delicacy

 

Fried frogs from dark species coming from farms

Croaking still while they’re being prepared for caldron

Skinned so exquisitely and looking funny they’re then

Immersed in pepper & soy sauce & garlic

Then boiled in hot lard to cook & kill germs too

Concluded served as adobo-type delicatessen

 

Fried monitor lizard of size huge to match big rooster

Caught too from farms right in my hometown

Then brought to home prepared thus for cooking

Skinned and cut out so exquisitely too

Immersed likewise in soy sauce & pepper & garlic

Then immersed in caldron of fiery lard

Concluded thus a wonderful delicacy it is adobo lizard

 

No more do I eat fried beetles today

But surely my stomach can still intake frogs & lizards

They I can proudly present to guests and observers

 

[Philippines, 23 July 2011]

 

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Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

 

A great barber it is

This powerful typhoon

Of wrathful cyclonic winds

It trims down twigs

Branches and leaves

Of many trees along

Its determined path

Nay it does the work

Of thousdands of barbers altogether

Felling trees a-plenty

Done with frenzied liberty

Such felled branches

Are instantly offered

For pick up by poor folks

Who’s been gifted with

Firewoods for free

Selling them as wares

‘Tis their sublime free lunch

[Philippines, 14 July 2010]

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Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

 

Rains fell ceaselessly the day

Before it arrived. Almost without

Warning its gusty winds slammed

Upon my apartment studio like huge

Tennis racket walloping windows

Walls, streets, trees and all.

 

Tis my first taste

Of mighty Typhon’s wrath

Here where it passeth: my new home

Walloping winds before night fall

Gone before breakfast time.

 

Electricity and water a-non

Pathetic state I was consigned to.

I could have invited majestic Typhon

To an engaging coffee chat

Over coffee, egg and toasts.

 

[Philippines, 13 July 2012]

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Erle Frayne D. Argonza

The calling

To do sublime tasks in Macquiling

Could have been gladly whispered

Thousands of times before

Via winds of heraldries

Upon my enthused ears

Though seemingly muffled

By time spent

In the Big City

The calling reached me back

Till I heard past my lips

I recall betwixt my veins

Beyond doubt I obtain

No more to entrust to oblivion

To the charge of chores I came

[Philippines, 05 July 2010]

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Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

Let me O! Motherland meet you

With warm embrace and sweet solace

On wind and air above you.

I now have grown more than the bud

That I was then some dozens of summers past

Now am I prepared for tougher tasks

As all the carabaos are in your sturdy breast.

Accept my offerings—my brain and brawn

To plowshare for your scions’ nourishment

And lift them up from want and hunger done

By sickening evils wrought by lords of wrath.

Let me with your children sumptuously dine

I have no more than heartfelt words to give

So hopefully this might their souls satiate

So they’d regain states o’ sobriety and power.

Let me O! Motherland! Meet you again

Beneath your oceans, seas and lakes

Benign these blankets are to me so real

In them I’m freshened always as a babe.

Wake me up from slumber o! Motherland!

Let me rise up forever from this boorish state

I’d rise the more to bequeath my love

To your scions with whom I am betrothed

For they make sanguine giants out of ants

Gold are they beyond all spellbound words.

Let me reach out to your scions all, o! Motherland!

Arise shall my voice be so redeeming

To herald what dear Destiny had covenanted

‘Bout greatness that resides in all of them

Let them feel your Bosom thru this voice

That rise shall they therefore the quickest

‘Twards magnificence their wondrous wherefore

O’ this swearword let me not just rescind

To rest in nasty bowels o’ Oblivion

Far off your scions shall arise above the hovels

They’d lighten up your sky as rays they are

Of suns and suns from all yon galaxies

O! Motherland you’re lightened for all times!

Let me go forth in fights o! Motherland

To citadels of wealth and luster of crafts

Learn more from them I’d frame commission

Embankments of mind enriched for your accrual

For you alone, yes you alone o! Motherland!

I bade you not in sadness no not this

But in cheered one sweetened by your flowers

Return shall I, I swear, I dutifully swear

‘Tis heard aboard the melodious winds above you

To be a part of your triumphant enshrinement

In all the world’s magnificent halls of Light.

[Writ. 09 March 92, University of the Philippines Manila]

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