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PINATUBO MOUNT OF TRIUMPH

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

Petrified is our inglorious state as people
Crystallized, our hopelessness and shame
We are but loathsome slaves on Planet Earth
Unfit as subject of a stately epic.

A nation of sleepwalkers we are, unblessed
An utterly coveted and sick people of Asia
Wantonly plundered by gluttonous alien Titans
And so too by local lords of similar mold.

Need we rise up from the mortified doldrums
To get back to the folds of Rizal’s grand era
To regain the trust in self built by Bonifacio
To foster again the sublimest nationhood.

Come forth, Pinatubo!
Thunder our valleys and hills
With your majestic voice
On the day of our national freedom!
You are the longed for herald of Apocalypse
Of our dim and stinking state.
Burn down the Sodoms and Gomorrahs of ours!
Demonic icons of imperial lust.
Bury the putrid old world with pyroclastics!
We shall regale the burial with wondrous dirges.

Why ought we wish you with infinite praises?
Why not indeed when you sprinkled vast lands
With ashes: mark of holiness a la Ash Wednesday?
O! majestic mount! You’ve heralded
Soon shall arise a glorious nation in our midst.
The holocaustal tapestry you’ve evoked
‘Tis but the birth pangs of greatness.
This nation, a Sun that others seek for Light
Undying—of justices, wisdom, compassion.

Hail! Sacred Pinatubo Mount of Triumph!

[Writ. 21 June 91, Cubao,Quezon City, M.Manila]

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O’ MORNING

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

When the sun shines up yonder
Smiling, greeting smilingly
When birds chirp ceaselessly
Singing, singing soothingly
When ants traverse infinite treks
Working, laboring joyously
When feathery clouds hover above
Hand-waving, gleefully hand-waving
When the cool breeze fills up spaces
Whistling,merrily whistling

Come has the moment of meditation fulfilled
A blessing for the self
When morning’s truly a generous friend
Like a zillion angels, benign provider

[Writ. 24 May 91, Cubao, Quezon City, M.Manila]

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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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HUNDRED ISLANDS

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

Sometime in ’93 did I and some university students
Motored to Pangasinan to visit idyllic Mangayao
To workshop biodynamic farming and homeopathy
Care of Bro Edgard Guevarra of my adeptic circle

Upon concluding workshop in rustic Mangayao
We motored pronto to famed Hundred Islands
Lucky enough we came on a nice weekday
With few people we got Quezon Island solo

On late afternoon I climbed a mount of site
To meditate and pray to Almighty’s Presence
And at dusk fall we camped on concrete edifice
That awaited our camaraderie with songs & poems

Truly beautiful and mystical too are those islands
With Manuel Quezon gracing statue on an isle
Amid howling winds at night we slept so real good
At morning photos & time to go to bless our mood

[Philippines, 27 January 2011]

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Come Visit E. Argonza’s blogs anytime!

Social Blogs:
IKONOKLAST: http://erleargonza.blogspot.com
UNLADTAU: http://unladtau.wordpress.com

Wisdom/Spiritual Blogs:
COSMICBUHAY: http://cosmicbuhay.blogspot.com
BRIGHTWORLD: http://erlefraynebrightworld.wordpress.com

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ARTBLOG: https://erleargonza.wordpress.com
ARGONZAPOEM: http://argonzapoem.blogspot.com

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

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

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

 

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