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    na, mula noong 24 Enero, 2006, ang nakitambay dito

Monday, June 13, 2005
Meat Shop Renga #1
(12 June 2005)


I knew this. I'm trying to find out
why I did. The light tampers the wires,
coaxes them into presence. I see them.
I like their disarray.
Like wet hinges,
open the door and they'll scream.
Oh, remembering. Oh, forgetting
and trying to remember. Oh, this yearning
for rain.


There was a time when I did not know
how to die.

Now I cannot forget: the secret of rain,
like a kiss.


It's the unpredictability of weather,
its wavering, that is essential

to trace this coming, going,
your voice like a wave, like a ripple


in my ear. I am learning to cross
this wire of words, cradled by clouds

of relief, of white spaces. If only
we could hold each other like that.


(Joel Toledo, Mikael de Lara Co, Arkaye Kierulf, Marie La Viña, Naya Valdellon)

***

Meat Shop Renga #2
(12 June 2005)

Hello, hi. I am writing to you
because last night I looked
outside my window
and remembered your hair.

The cadence of black,
the silent curls. Some cloud.
Hello, hi. My hands grow
new hands. I'm tracing lines,
multiple lines. Stroking hair
between thumb and forefinger,
the strands finding their way
to my lips like words others whispered
into tree trunks, crawling

home. Hello. Hi. Where you are--
is there a window? Do you

see me? Through this window
catching a whiff of your
unwashed hair. There is a strand,
there is a hand, I cannot hold.


(Arkaye Kierulf, Joel Toledo, Naya Valdellon, Mikael de Lara Co, Marie La viña)
posted by mdlc @ 3:32 PM  
1 Comments:
  • At 2:15 PM, Blogger ellipse said…

    nakaka-pressure magsulat ng renga, at madalas kalat ang kinalalabasan, but i have to admit i like the second one. =)

     
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