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THE SUN OUR KIN

 

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

 

 

It’s true the Sun will lay to rest

On the day’s end after his toil

And give way to the nighttime hours

When ravagers despoil amid our slumbers

But sure enough the morning comes

And Sun radiates our Land anew

Each smile he sports enervates our longings

For better times of wealth and wellbeing

He never tires to shed us rays of care

He never retreats without sharing heraldries

Of what our strivings will bring forth

A sturdier and well esteemed commonwealth

He shall ever be there when we need him

A kin indeed our light of liberty

 

 

[Writ. 07 October 1988, Proj. 8, Quezon City, M.Manila]

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MARSHES OF CANDABA

Erle Argonza y Delago

 

 

When hawks and other living flyers

Set foot on swampy fields for feeding

Tis a marvelous sight that glows the eyes

As mark of platonic appreciation

 

Where muddy waters used to fill

The air with constant foul-smelling vapors

And gift the neighboring men and women

With malaria and ailments and more

And leave no space that’s fertile enough

For crops and edible greens

And there vehicles run agog

When torrents bring oceanic floods

No more is this worthy of anyone’s esteem

Than to ignore it for its fecal state

 

Melons and fruits and rice now abound

In this once noxious forbidden land

No more is Hope rekindled the better

Than on the marshes of Candaba

 

Fly! Fly! Beloved Eagle to the peasant’s nest!

And laud him with your hymns of joy

For his victorious heartwarming travails on swamps

Indeed make him a true human champion.

 

 

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

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NEGROS ORGANIC ISLAND & MASCARA FESTIVAL

 

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

 

 

Maybe we all ought to treasure the noble event

Of Negros Island declared an entire organic land

From Oriental to Occidental sides ‘tis the same

Narrative of organic life shaping to full bloom

 

Twas in 2005 on occasion of the organic launching

Timed with the Mascara Festival of Bacolod fame

As technocrat of food security I was invited

To grace the two-day convention of NGOs

And market players and government players

Challenged to inspire did I speak first of all

On Day One of the noble occasion to fore

Consulting then for Kaisampalad organization

Thankful to Almighty Creator I spread Light via speech

 

Goin’ out by night of that same Day One

Mascara muse filled the festive air of city cool

Muses hidden in masks paraded on the stage

Filled me and crowd ecstatic for grand ensemble

 

Goin’ home the day after the memory thus built

Organics and mascara fests are partnered to swoon

Takin’ home photos and pieces of gorgeous masks

To make my day they to remind me as organic baton

 

[Philippines, 22 February 2011]

 

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Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

Catching as many dolphins and whales

They gleefully do with boisterous fun reverb

Bulging pockets they ready post-kill phonies

For the pouring thereafter of torrential monies

Sperm whales belugas orcas and all

Slaughtered are they for wax or meat

Likened to cows and tuna for dining tables

Greedy folks and merchants they to hunt

In all Earth’s corners true predators come

For the catch the prize of gory greed

Let it be declared in sonorous thunder

That all slaughterers of dolphins & whales

Are deeds of sacrificing life for Moloch

Mammon Ashtaroth bursting with gaiety

For those evil puppets of theirs slay

In their names come dirty slayers’ fun

And making no penitent for their slothful crime

Shall same folks be meted penalties so grime

For which they shall pay with gruesome kill

By the Overlords of Light a-thundering cometh

No quarters shall be brooked upon them killers

And same goes true for their dark evil masters

When life on them turns out they’d nowhere fly

Except to perish all as fumes consumed by flame

[Philippines, 03 May 2010]

[See: IKONOKLAST: http://erleargonza.blogspot.com,

UNLADTAU: http://unladtau.wordpress.com,

COSMICBUHAY: http://cosmicbuhay.blogspot.com,

BRIGHTWORLD: http://erlefraynebrightworld.wordpress.com, ARTBLOG: https://erleargonza.wordpress.com,

ARGONZAPOEM: http://argonzapoem.blogspot.com]

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Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

Calming on a famed bar-resto

In the equally famed Eagle’s Nest of Antipolo

Sippin’ a glass of iced tea to cool

My focals brooked no quarters to feast

On the verdance and panoramic vista

Spread around hills from where I seated

To my back a wall of rock nesting

Another famed restaurant in noble state

Twas a day so clear of clouds a-near

But there afar below the flatlands

O’ Marikina, Manila, Makati & metro spaces

Hover dark malignant shrouds of smog

Blanketing the big city as endowment from Hades

Foreboding deaths unto millions of folks

Whose lungs breath toxic air as free trade

Luck it is that lush surround is retained

Neutralizing Hades’ grave emissions a-clear

And great it is that this city I live anew

Perches Divine Mother as nature’s nurturer

A true shelter indeed from all maelstroms

[Philippines, 19 April 2010]

[See: IKONOKLAST: http://erleargonza.blogspot.com,

UNLADTAU: http://unladtau.wordpress.com,

COSMICBUHAY: http://cosmicbuhay.blogspot.com,

BRIGHTWORLD: http://erlefraynebrightworld.wordpress.com, ARTBLOG: https://erleargonza.wordpress.com,

ARGONZAPOEM: http://argonzapoem.blogspot.com]

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Bro. Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

 

Wish for me O! Coconut Tree!

Of benign Filipinas that She comes in beauty

Her luggage filled to the brims

 

With love and tenderness. Let her caress

My longing heart. I shall meet her

Under your secure shade O! Coconut Tree!

 

Where we shall pledge the vow

Of eternal sharing of trust and care;

A bnd you’ll judge with favors

One stroke like a million devoted caretakers’.

 

 

[Writ. 19 June 1988, Proj. 8, Quezon City, M.Manila]

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Bro. Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

 

Cranes atop carabaos at work

Amid endless sights of rice fields

That merge with the mountains on their brims

Where thick canopies of trees add color

To the green canvass of the picturesque scenery

Here are the trademarks of the path

To Sta. Ana the forthcoming legend.

 

Reached by land from arterial roads

Where the traveler’s exhaustion is gaily relieved

By the vista of the cool blue sea

A limitless basin aplenty

With marine basics and exotics.

 

Soon there shall rise an industrial

Enclave whose merchandise will be sold

To foreign lands and peoples.

 

Fisherfolk, planters and workingmen meet

There in an unintended league

To realize that beauteous and bountiful

Nature and profitable shops & foundries

Can’t at all conceal miserly living.

 

 

[Writ. 05 June 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

Jeepneys

Ferries

 

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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Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

Bananas

are benevolent

providers

 

of delight

for our tongue,

 

and fuels

for our body;

 

they too

can be

 

the measures

of terror

 

sowed

by perpetrators

 

of naked power

in tropical princedoms.

 

[Writ. 27 Sept., 1987, University of the Philippines, Quezon City, MetroManila]

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Bro. Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

 

Dwindling verdant environs sadden me.

Will I in flight be rest assured

That tempestuous over-exploitation shall spare

The last remaining flora of endeared Mother Earth?

 

Our dream of finally containing

The mad urges to fell woods and ravage flora

Is fading like flickering flames of a candle.

‘Twas refurbished as part

Of the bizarre landscape of obscurantism

That has been deviously superimposed

Upon the benign canvass of civility.

 

O! Green leaves and all the myriad

Colorful flowers in your company

You are all starry jewels before my eyes!

My heart is filled with enjoyment

Over your untarnished affection.

Do you not long for one like me

Who’s almost trapped forever in the cages

Of mortal man’s edifices?

 

O! Dearest plants, you who make me sober,

Give me solace in times of torment

Add vitality to my being,

Deserve the undying care of all mankind

Even as you kept your pledge to Mother Earth

That you shall nourish all creatures alike.

  

[Writ. 24 Sept. 1987, Univ. of the Philippines, Quezon City, M.Manila.]

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