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Disyerto

Ni Francisco A. Monteseña

Naiiga ang tubig
sa mga labak,
kahit mga dahak sa lubak,
darang ang bawat patak.
Sa ’di mapatid na uhaw,
wari’y baliw ang araw
sa pagdinig sa mga himutok
ng alinsangan, alinlangan
sa pagkaligaw ng ulan sa kung saan
at ‘di mapasyal dito kung saan
ang tanging basa ay ang dila
at ang tanging pamatid-uhaw ay luha.

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Con, Dense

By Angelo V. Suarez

The mermen hunted & stuck in the oceans
cut by shores into conquered kingdoms,
hardened among corals. Fish played w/ bubbles
between aged waves, danced w/o scales
& w/ closed, green eyes. Then sighed.
The oceans sighed & hunted in the shores
stuck by kingdoms into cut corals,
conquered among fish. Bubbles hardened w/ waves
between played scales, aged w/o eyes Read more »

Tide and Time

By Florentino H. Hornedo

My friends got to the streets,
Raised fists and raged
Against the power of the gun
And the writ of lawyers and hoodlums.
They bombed the establishment
With hoarse voices shrapneled
And got their pictures on the front pages.

I sat in chairs nine to five (often more),
And got their goat
For not marching in the public rage:
There were mouths to feed Read more »

If including the title

By Angelo V. Suarez

“Five words in a line.”
—Gertrude Stein

and the epigraph,
this poem has

five six-word couplets
(“six-word” is one

compound word)—three
words per line—

amounting to forty-one
words in all.

(“Forty-one” is one
compound word too.)

Montage Vol. 11 • September 2008

Between choice and choice

By Florentino H. Hornedo

You have gone this far
To discover
That you did not have
To go this far;
Yet it is too far
And too late
Not to have gone this far.
Time is
A one-way highway.
Regret is a waste.
The only way
Is ahead.
Virtue is necessity.
The only question is
The onward step
From here.
Turning back is a lie.
The only truth
Of choice lies ahead.
And the only choice
Is between choice
And choice.
For the future
Is choice,
So, free it is. Read more »