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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

huwag kang maingay, may nag-... aahit?
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Kagabi ko lang natsambahan 'to, pero napabilang na siya kaagad sa mga pinaka-- gusto ko sanang sabihing, "pinakawazzzak," pero hindi yata makatarungan 'yun. sapat na yata 'yung salitang "maganda." Ayun. Isa ito sa mga pinakamagandang tulang nabasa ko:

A Letter
Charles Simic

Dear philosophers, I get sad when I think.
Is it the same with you?
Just as I'm about to sink my teeth into the noumenon,
Some old girlfriend comes to distract me.
"She's not even alive!" I yell to the skies.

The wintry light made me go that way.
I saw beds covered with identical gray blankets.
I saw grim-looking men holding a naked woman
While they hosed her with cold water.
Was that to calm her nerves, or was it punishment?

I went to visit my friend Bob, who said to me:
"We reach the real by overcoming the seduction of images."
I was overjoyed, until I realized
Such abstinence will never be possible for me.
I caught myself looking out the window.

Bob's father was taking their dog for a walk.
He moved with pain; the dog waited for him.
There was no one else in the park,
Only bare trees with an infinity of tragic shapes
To make thinking difficult.

***

Poo-tang-ina. Galing, 'no?
posted by mdlc @ 2:45 PM  
2 Comments:
  • At 5:42 PM, Blogger Mr. Gray said…

    Ganda!!! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! Ganda talaga! Syet!

     
  • At 10:57 AM, Blogger hoy nene! said…

    napangiti ako, unang line pa lang.
    tapos napabuntung-hininga ako. ang ganda nga. :)

    wappy kelan tayo magdja-djam?

     
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