Manila Zoo

  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/montage/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/montage/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 589.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/montage/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 589.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_term_node_tid::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/montage/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/modules/taxonomy/views_handler_filter_term_node_tid.inc on line 303.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_boolean_operator::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/montage/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_boolean_operator.inc on line 149.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/montage/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 135.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/montage/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 135.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/montage/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/montage/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/montage/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
By Adrian J. de Vera

Nangitlog na ang inahin sa aspaltong kapatagan.
Umusbong ang mga rosas at nalanta
sa panlilisik ng mga mata ng araw.

Nakawala sa piitan ang mababangis na hayop.
Ang mga leon ay nag-amok sa kahabaan ng riles
samantalang ang mga tigre ay nag-alburuto sa ilalim ng tulay.

Ang kalsada ay pinagharian ng mga kabayong naggigitgitan
upang makarating sa salapong ng pagkain.

Namahay sa mga gusaling nilulumot
ang mga pabong nagtutukaan
at mga buwayang nanlalamuyot.

Lulan ng sasakyan ang mga unggoy
na nangangalam ang mga palad.

Sementadong kagubatan ang siyudad
kung saan mga punong karton ang tirahan
ng mga ibong pumapagaspas
patungo sa paraisong hindi
matagpuan.

Montage Vol. 11 • September 2008