Thursday, April 29, 2010

IN FLIGHT (Poem 21)

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

Farewell, kinsmen and women!

O! Sanguinal roots thou art as many

As the leaves clustered in the guava tree

Renowned are you who helped me

Sculpture my character.

I do obtain that your genetic founts

Are kaleidoscopic:




Northern ethnicities

Southern tribes

Rich gentry

Humble publicans



I behold you all in wonderment.

Even as I fly my memories of you

Are more than those treasures

Deposited in bullion banks

Thou art my cargo of treasures.

[Writ. 01 Sept. 1987, Univ. of the Philippines, Quezon City, M.Manila.]

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