Sunday, February 28, 2016




Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago



Across the Rio Grande Cagayan from Tuguegarao’s hide

Is Solana town ‘tis home to many kins of mine


There was I and brothers brought to summer holidays

Crossing the river by ferry as bridge there was none


There we played with carabaos, sheeps, and goats

Accompanied beloved Inggo who was pastor to them

With engrossed care we bathed them wonderful pets

Feeling at one with them we are truly blessed


Immersing in livestocks I grew to love them creatures

Built empathy along as I beloved more pets


Solana now is home to ancient pedigree of man

Whose bones fit half a million years to measure


Such knowledge thus to blend with sweet memories

Of my short but lovable stays in ol’ Solana town


[Philippines, 05 December 2010]



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