Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago
Break, break through the barrier
Betwixt time and timelessness!
Descend upon Terra’s mortal face!
Nestle in the minds of knowers
Who’ll catch you a-glide!
As to your catchers who know not
One another, perfect strangers
Illuminate them with your radiance!
A holy fire you are and ever
To all men you’re passed a-glow.
That you land on different mortal
Baskets at one time and only one
Is cause enough for bafflement
For both simpleton and erudite.
But your stately arrival exudes greater kingliness
Then the wondrous enigma you’ve aroused
Risen have you from beneath time’s antechambers
To exterminate the nebulae of ignorance.
[Writ. 27 May 91, Cubao, Quezon City, M.Manila]