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Overture

By Imelda M. Aznar

The long road is fringed with majestic
pili trees, some specked with flowers, or,
with ripe kernels now ground-fallen
The leaves wave, welcoming
the wind, glad that even in a windstorm,
the trees remain faithful to the earth.
Warm afternoon light winnows
through spaces between pandan blades,
streaking the road with gold and shadows.
Our faces smile through flutters of brightness
then gray. It is summer
yet the earth is moist and fragrant.
And the wind, streaming through the screwpine,
is like perfume kissing the skin.
A hundred feet up this mountain, Read more »

Hiroshima

By Roman Carlo R. Loveria

I
For a brief moment,
anyone’s hold could have brought peace.
It was the brightest
and, for many, the last dawn.

II
Where fiery jaws do not gnaw
on the newly barren ground, a maiden,
with seemingly calm cadence, inhales
the toxic morning as it swims
about her midnight-blue kimono.
Her bare feet are unsure of the road.
Her eyes, once the envy of stars, Read more »

Misteryo

Ni Fidel Antonio M. Medel

I.
Sa saliw ng oyayi ng mga kuliglig,
sa ilalim ng kulambo ng galimgim,
mahimbing na mamamahinga ang mga mortal.

Ngunit sa loob ng mga humihikab na hilik,
magigising ang nahihimlay na dugo
ng mga mapaglarong anak ng karimlan.

Iilan lamang ang papalaring matunghayan
ang pagpapamalas ng gilas
ng mga lagalag na espiritu Read more »

Pagbabadya

Ni Ruben Jeffrey A. Asuncion

Hinahaplos ng hangin
ang balat kong
namamawis,
buong araw
naliligalig
sa mundong
maalinsangan.
Kay lamig ng paghimod.

Samantala,
humahagod  sa gunita
ang tanawin
ng marahang
paggapang
sa panganorin
ng bunton-buntong
kulay-abong
babala
sa paparating na unos.

Kailangan ko nang magkapote.

Montage Vol. 11 • September 2008

Compassion

By Shin Kang Hyob

Compassion is yellow–
the taste of melon,
the smell of white lily,
a grandmother’s hand.

It is the sound of the temple bell.

Compassion is like falling
falling
falling
into warm water

enriching me.

Montage Vol. 11 • September 2008