Thursday, June 23, 2005

Quo Vadis?

where do we go from here?

in batman begins, bruce wayne's dad asks, "why do we fall?"
and answers his question himself, "so that we might better
learn to pick ourselves up."

finally found two poems that i wrote around five years ago.

THE UNBORN

And so I weep
for him,
whose tiny fingers
curl tightly
around mine
in sleep
he never sleeps;
whose soft, fragrant
head now
i kiss
with lips touching
only air,
and mostly
nothing else, but
dreams.


FALL

Wary
of the frailty of time
I rushed out
to collect
every
sun-dappled leaf
I could catch
in my hands
and mourned

each

that fell

to the ground

around

the shadows

at my feet.

14 Comments:

Blogger pinoyelvensmith said...

hello may,

it's good to read your poetry again, it really is. :)

take care,
Jojo
:)

June 23, 2005 11:56 AM  
Blogger may said...

it's funny how lines i write five years ago when my life was so much different could articulate the way i'm feeling right now. thanks, jojo.

June 23, 2005 2:26 PM  
Blogger marie said...

hi may, i love the UNBORN poem! it's heartbreaking and sad. hope you are feeling much better now. :D

June 23, 2005 9:57 PM  
Blogger may said...

hi marie, this was the poem i'd been telling you about in one of our ym sessions, remember? the poem about wasted ovulations :P i had no idea it could also be about a missed abortion (the medical term my sonologist used in her report).

June 23, 2005 10:01 PM  
Blogger marie said...

"missed abortion", the term in all its twistedness sounds poetic. perhaps, it is I who is twisted. can i include your poem in the GG journal? :D

June 23, 2005 11:11 PM  
Blogger marie said...

wait, i meant include the two poems, "UNBORN" and "FALL" in the GG journal with your full permission? :D

June 23, 2005 11:13 PM  
Blogger may said...

i'm flattered. sure, go ahead. will be looking forward to seeing "the unborn" and "fall" in the gg journal. thanks. i agree "missed abortion" IS twisted. like rubbing salt on the wound. i wonder why they cannot find a better term for it.

June 24, 2005 6:21 AM  
Blogger marie said...

hey there, thank you very much! can we include MEMENTO MORI too? :D

June 24, 2005 10:26 AM  
Blogger may said...

sure marie, go ahead. tell me lang how i can get a copy.

June 24, 2005 3:57 PM  
Blogger marie said...

hi may! thanks very much. will have to ensure that "memento mori" hasn't published it in their chapbook. maaayyy, you don't need to find out how you will get a copy because you will get one! i will deliver to you :D

June 24, 2005 7:57 PM  
Blogger marie said...

p.s. i meant "will have to make sure that pp hasn't published mementori mori in their chapbook". do you know what poem of yours was included?

June 24, 2005 7:58 PM  
Blogger may said...

i have no idea...

June 24, 2005 10:32 PM  
Blogger may said...

but since they did not pay anything, they don't have exclusive publishing rights. but gg would mind, of course.

June 24, 2005 10:42 PM  
Blogger marie said...

hi again! :D ... re pp and your poem, am trying to find out which poem they included of yours (if they did). am sorry if gg seems difficult, but you know how it is :P ... hope you are dreaming fantastically away!

June 25, 2005 3:27 AM  

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