Tuesday, April 27, 2010

IN FLIGHT (Poem 3)

Bro. Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

I’ve talked to my Wings
To spread themselves and span me
Upon marvelous lands that stretch
Beyond my cradle land.

They are the Wings of a conquering Eagle
Yet an Eagle with a Dove’s heart
Whose battles
Are drawn against diabolical enemies—
Poverty, fear, ignorance, dogma;

Foes that threaten to despoil
The glory of man.

Set forth in flight!

[Writ. 21 Aug. 1987, Univ. of the Philippines, Quezon City, M.Manila.]

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