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Palanca Awards Honors 2011 Literary Gems

The Carlos Palanca Foundation honored the winners of the 61st Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature (Palanca Awards), the country’s most prestigious and most enduring literary awards, in its annual…

Ooops! Teka Muna…

Tulala sa laptop Blangko naman ang screen at desktop Relong tumitiktak Mata’y walang kurap. Malapit na’ng uwian O, eh ano naman? ‘Di rin naman mapapahinga Katawang patda na. Kung matrabaho…

WHEN I’M NOT WITH YOU

Those nights that passed away I always cling for you to stay Meaningful hours we can share Full of regrets I have spare And then before- you lightened my way…

SANATIVE DREAM

I’m still awake though it’s late at night I found my self in a room with no light I can see may Mama smiling so bright And saved her smile…

59th Palanca Awards Now Accepting Entries

Introduces ‘Poetry for Children’ As New Category On its 59th year, the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature (Palanca Awards), the country’s most prestigious and longest-running literary contest, officially opens…

Ulan

ULAN … (niAgus2) Namimitak ang bukid, sa init ng araw Nasasabik sa ulan, hamog ang kaulayaw; Wari’y nalimot ng langit,ulap ay tinatanaw Dalanging inuusal; ang mapawi ang uhaw. Nang pumatak…

Old Man Calling

Still standing, weathered and canted. A thousand winds could not topple this old man. The keeper of Hay, and apples, vineyard Concorde, Purple. Sweet days of buzzing things, The pungent…

A poet’s opinion regarding the soul

By William B. Burkholder Nature is a constant, in spite of our deaths life rolls on un-abated. We are but a universal flash in the pan. The universe is the…

Three short Lyrical essays By William B. Burkholder

3 essays FALLIBLE MAN I am not to be emulated nor looked up to. My journeys have been ragged and lonely. No, do not emulate me I would not wish…

RANTINGS OF A WASP AMERICAN by D. J. Salas

I’m lily-white and proud to state. In my veins flows pure Brit blood Spilt this sacred soil for our sake. Sadly, hordes spoilt it, made me mad. We almost got…

This Must Be Heaven

Eros, thou art quick to comply Not an inkling had that lust Could spring in me, I don’t deny Suppress it should I, if I must? I should think not,…

Isa

Isang katauhan, ibang kulay-balat Isang kalooban, ibat ibang mulat Isng diwa, maraming wika at dila Maraming diyos ngunit isang Bathala Tayoy isa. Maraming bansa ngunit isang daigdig Isang tubig, bawat…

Bulalakaw

tanikalang nagniningning minsa’y dumaplis sa paningin mailap…di masaling ..ni sa wari’y di akalaing sasagi.. tama na ba ang minsan ng pagdapo ng alikabok sa palad.. isang kisap na malamang, ay…

Pissed

Ang hirap umasa sa wala Ang hirap gumawa ng wala Sa silong ng kumikinang na kaanyuan Lungkot at sakit ang naging lunduyan Suya na sa kabaliwan Sana’y maabot na ang…

Ala-Ala

Ala-Ala Ang saglit na parang walang katapusan… Ilang oras na tila walang hanggan… Sa unang pagkikita naramdaman Nais kong ulitin ang magdamag… Nais kong tawirin ang araw na nagdaan…. Nais…