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Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

O! Eager artist!

Benign sib of the dusk

Vessel of the spirit of imageries

The dusk—

Is this your fraternal twin

Who reminds you always

Of your noble mission?

You are a speaker

And audio system fused

As one

Before the world

Your absence to many means

A worldless world, lifeless life

The dusk always reminds you

That salads of ideas are


In your mind

Waiting to be revealed

[Writ. 04 June 91, Cubao, Quezon City, M.Manila]

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Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago



You will come back, o! lost craft!

You were drowned in the great deluge

Where faith in self lost its scepter

To turbulent waves of underesteem

Faith has lost faith!


You are not lost!

Nothing is

Lost, not a craft that burns

The nights that owls had no monopoly

Over, beat your own despair!

Rise and ride astride the new tidal waves!


Find the whirlpool from the deep recesses!

Twill pull you up

To where bubbles are on sea surfs’ tops

Afloat you shall be

You are your own life saver






[Writ. 14 May ‘99, Cubao, Quezon City, MManila] 

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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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