abo sa dila

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Dahil makulit ka
Kilala kita. Oo, ikaw 'yun: Nagkasalubong na tayo minsan, sa LRT, sa Gotohan, sa kanto ng Aurora at Katipunan. Nagkatinginan tayo. Hindi mo ako kinausap, pero alam ko, nakilala mo rin ako. Kaya ka narito, di ba? Para sabihing, Oo, oo, ikaw nga 'yun. Naaalala kita.
O, ha, Plurk, o, ha!
Radyo? Radyo?
Libreng humirit

Mag-exercise tayo tuwing umaga
Tambay ka muna
Lokal Kolor
Ano'ng hanap mo?
Basa lang nang basa
Tropa ko

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

O, say n'yo?
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Ang dalas kong mag-post, 'no? Tatak ng taong madalas mabato. Madalas ding uminom. Kaya madalas ding magrenga.

***

Xaviergrille Renga #x

Don't you tell me that.
Not that. I don't need to be told.
Say: the cars throb away,
the rain aims another silence,
the rain isn't here
yet. There is nothing else to believe.

Only hear the sky straining
the voice of angels, so that
everything comes down diminished,
halved, quartered. The full moon
is a lie. Look, the rain has arrived,
weak and scattered.

And weightless. Everything else
arrives with it: lonely carcass
of things forgotten, dark breath
of a city, a cancer, our wounded latitudes.
Sometimes a fissure gurgling floodwater.
The horizon, an arm's breadth away.
What did you say again, earlier?
Something about the moon,

some urgent message about
its absence. And of the rain being
there, circling our bodies, exposing
our watered element.

(Mikael de Lara Co, Joel Toledo)

***

Xaviergrille Renga # x + 1


I am learning how to draw shadows.
To stand still and trace the slant
of moment, here, now, space becoming
presence. The sun eclipses, discovers
how it hides its own piercing luminiscence.
And I stare at my solid body,
opaque. I stare at what it leaves behind:
sunlight, shadowless and everywhere.

(Mikael de Lara Co, Joel Toledo)

posted by mdlc @ 2:30 PM  
7 Comments:
  • At 12:58 AM, Blogger dreyers said…

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  • At 1:00 AM, Blogger dreyers said…

    uy, daming updates, a. nabasa mo na rin pala ang "perks of being a wallflower" ano? galing diba? pero ewan, catcher in the rye pa rin ako. tsaka franny and zooey.

    i've had a couple of revelations lately: 1. it's been that long since we were in college that Mac Cardona is now going pro. 2. i think i'm getting too old (or cynical), almost nothing makes me cry anymore.

    haay. in other news. kumusta na?

     
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  • At 10:14 AM, Anonymous Erin said…

    ooooh yeah. they are making me feel creepy towards them anonymous.

     
  • At 9:55 PM, Blogger catballou said…

    Who is the blog administrator and why is he being such a blog adminis-traitor?

     
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