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
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.]