Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago
Wish for me O! Coconut Tree!
Of benign Filipinas that She comes in beauty
Her luggage filled to the brims
With love and tenderness. Let her caress
My longing heart. I shall meet her
Under your secure shade O! Coconut Tree!
Where we shall pledge the vow
Of eternal sharing of trust and care;
A bnd you’ll judge with favors
One stroke like a million devoted caretakers’.
[Writ. 19 June 1988, Proj. 8, Quezon City, M.Manila]