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July 2016

Likha

Likha

 

To create creating—

God makes likha first

And then the rest

 

We fight that truth,

Thinking creation’s

In our hands

 

We can co-make, even

Co-design—but we

Cannot sidestep,

 

Much less eschew or

Abrogate, this first

Person manifest

 

Word-High July: Welcome!

 

Maria of Doodles and Scribbles and I [that’s Rosema at rosemawrites] are more than excited to read your takes on the 30 Beautiful Filipino Words.

  1. Write or create a post inspired or about the Filipino word prompts.
  2. A post can be anything. A poem, a fiction, a six-word tale, or even a photo. It’s all up to you.
  3. Linkback/create a pingback to this post: Word-High July 30 Beautiful Filipino Words. Here is a quick tutorial on how to do a pingback.
  4. Tag your post with WordHighJuly, so your co-bloggers will be able to read/see your take on the prompt. Here’s how you create tags.
  5. Most important of all, read and comment to your blogger friends (old and new found, we’ll never know).

 

HOP ON and let’s all GET WORD-HIGH this JULY!

Makisig

Makisig

(dashing, well-dressed, gorgeous)

 

Dashing makes me

Think of dance (not

Sleighs)

The formal kind,

A waltz

A dream-like

Ornate room

Music is ambiance

We stand, we touch

We move through

Rhythm, black and

White, we step

Through space

Mood Indigo

And time

 

 

(“Mood Indigo,” a song by Duke Ellington and Barney Bigard, 1930)

 

Word-High July: Welcome!

Maria of Doodles and Scribbles and I [that’s Rosema at rosemawrites] are more than excited to read your takes on the 30 Beautiful Filipino Words.

  1. Write or create a post inspired or about the Filipino word prompts.
  2. A post can be anything. A poem, a fiction, a six-word tale, or even a photo. It’s all up to you.
  3. Linkback/create a pingback to this post: Word-High July 30 Beautiful Filipino Words. Here is a quick tutorial on how to do a pingback.
  4. Tag your post with WordHighJuly, so your co-bloggers will be able to read/see your take on the prompt. Here’s how you create tags.
  5. Most important of all, read and comment to your blogger friends (old and new found, we’ll never know).

HOP ON and let’s all GET WORD-HIGH this JULY!

Amihan

Amihan

(in Philippine, northeast wind)

 

Where I live,

When the weather

Comes from the east,

An unusual day

Arrives with it

 

Different time is allowed,

No value yet, not

Good or bad

 

Will the air be dense

With drenched nuclei,

Will the sky be sliced:

 

Will weighted water

Pummel us from above

 

Then, once cleansed—no,

Purged—and dried

 

Will we breathe

An ameliorating atmosphere

As a gift from no one

We know how to thank

 

Valued thus rendered

In innocence

 

With feet wet

From Eden’s tears,

We tread home

To do our best

To make

A heaven here

 

Word-High July: Welcome!

Maria of Doodles and Scribbles and I [that’s Rosema at rosemawrites] are more than excited to read your takes on the 30 Beautiful Filipino Words.

  1. Write or create a post inspired or about the Filipino word prompts.
  2. A post can be anything. A poem, a fiction, a six-word tale, or even a photo. It’s all up to you.
  3. Linkback/create a pingback to this post: Word-High July 30 Beautiful Filipino Words. Here is a quick tutorial on how to do a pingback.
  4. Tag your post with WordHighJuly, so your co-bloggers will be able to read/see your take on the prompt. Here’s how you create tags.
  5. Most important of all, read and comment to your blogger friends (old and new found, we’ll never know).

HOP ON and let’s all GET WORD-HIGH this JULY!

Love Song

Love Song

inspired by kundiman

 

If only I

And with a sigh

Could say I love you

 

If only you

My one and true

Could say I love you, by

 

And by, this world will fall

And when it does,

I’ll say because

We could not call

 

Our own

If only I’d

Been there and tried

To love you only

 

And if you tried

The rules abide

And could you run

And hide?

 

If only we

Had sight to see

That we are left to be

 

Word-High July: Welcome!

Maria of Doodles and Scribbles and I [that’s Rosema at rosemawrites] are more than excited to read your takes on the 30 Beautiful Filipino Words.

  1. Write or create a post inspired or about the Filipino word prompts.
  2. A post can be anything. A poem, a fiction, a six-word tale, or even a photo. It’s all up to you.
  3. Linkback/create a pingback to this post: Word-High July 30 Beautiful Filipino Words. Here is a quick tutorial on how to do a pingback.
  4. Tag your post with WordHighJuly, so your co-bloggers will be able to read/see your take on the prompt. Here’s how you create tags.
  5. Most important of all, read and comment to your blogger friends (old and new found, we’ll never know).

HOP ON and let’s all GET WORD-HIGH this JULY!

Habilin

Habilin

 

A golden ring

A sword by a lady

Genie in the lamp

 

Silver kept by first

People before

John Reed could

Claim the hero’s

Steed

 

Who keeps the

Holy Grail?  Who

Killed Cock Robin

 

And, more soberly,

Black Dahlia?

 

Where is Jimmy

Hoffa?  Where

Did D. B. Cooper

Fall?   What

Happened to the

Mary Celeste

And Flight 19?

 

And where is the

Key to my hidden

Heart?

 

I don’t know

Much about holy

Relics, enigmatic

Personages,

Famous mysteries;

 

About secrets,

Well, I’ve kept a

Few—I’d rather

Not have had to

 

To children,

Secrets make

Innocent mischief;

 

Later, for safety

Sake, they might

Be exigent even

Into years

 

But, finally,

When the glass

Is no longer

Darkly, when we

Shall see with

Clarity

 

And all shall be

Known face to

Face,

 

On that day I

Shall be

Relieved, for

Heavy chore

Has been

Reliving secrets

 

 

(First Corinthians 13:12)

WELCOME EVERYONE!

Before you hop on here are the five easy steps to join Word-High July:

  1. Write or create a post inspired or about the Filipino word prompts.
  2. A post can be anything. A poem, a fiction, a six-word tale, or even a photo. It’s all up to you.
  3. Linkback/create a pingback to this post: Word-High July 30 Beautiful Filipino Words. Here is a quick tutorial on how to do a pingback.
  4. Tag your post with WordHighJuly, so your co-bloggers will be able to read/see your take on the prompt. Here’s how you create tags.
  5. Most important of all, read and comment to your blogger friends (old and new found, we’ll never know).

HOP ON and let’s all GET WORD-HIGH this JULY!

Tenth Muse

Tenth Muse

 

Nine muses

For the Greeks,

A tenth muse

For Filipinos

And for me

Grace and gift

 

I aspire toward

Invocation

 

If paraluman

Visit and illumine

 

Then I shall, in

Turn, be filled

With art from

 

Philippine spirit

 

I could not

Ask for more

Than far-off

Soul-wind

Breathe on me

 

Word-High July: Welcome!

Maria of Doodles and Scribbles and I [that’s Rosema at rosemawrites] are more than excited to read your takes on the 30 Beautiful Filipino Words.

  1. Write or create a post inspired or about the Filipino word prompts.
  2. A post can be anything. A poem, a fiction, a six-word tale, or even a photo. It’s all up to you.
  3. Linkback/create a pingback to this post: Word-High July 30 Beautiful Filipino Words. Here is a quick tutorial on how to do a pingback.
  4. Tag your post with WordHighJuly, so your co-bloggers will be able to read/see your take on the prompt. Here’s how you create tags.
  5. Most important of all, read and comment to your blogger friends (old and new found, we’ll never know).

HOP ON and let’s all GET WORD-HIGH this JULY!

Vivre (a few poems)

Vivre (a few poems)

 

Law Enforcement

(shootings on all sides)

 

Shootings on all

Sides

 

Why must there

Be sides?—too

Easily, one side

Becomes a bullseye

To the other

 

Many more

Become shooting

Angles in small

Wars that grow

 

Finally consuming

Everyone the way

Wanton wildfire

Ravages Earth

 

Must we choose

One group of

Combatants

 

Better to choose

No side at all

 

So that all

Sides might be

Accessible

 

The law of liberty

Applies here

Deciding, like

Asking, aright

 

Ordained and

Established if

Anew

 

For those who

Mourn today and

Yet live

Tomorrow

 

 

Children’s Hour

 

We poison them in Flint

Kill them in Paris

Sell them in Africa

 

And everywhere

 

We destroy the planet

Of their legacy

And treat them as if

They are

 

Of no matter now

 

The value of children

Traded like commodities

On the moving digital

Board

 

Without them we

Have no worth

 

A couple of minutes

On the doomsday

Clock

 

We’ve given them

We’ve given you

Only seconds

 

 

Mĕn-tzó

 

A Buddhist salutation

To a heart-troubled

People of the

Nanosecond in the

World

 

Transliterated, the

Better message is

 

Go slowly

My Kaulayaw

My Kaulayaw

(for Rosema)

 

Sister

Brother

Friend

 

Sister to my wounds

And brother to

My zeal,

 

Friend to our needs

In the world

 

This should go

Two ways at least

 

I pray it does

 

Sister- brother-friend

Allow me to live

 

Let me serve you

In this way

 

Word-High July: Welcome!

Maria of Doodles and Scribbles and I [that’s Rosema at rosemawrites] are more than excited to read your takes on the 30 Beautiful Filipino Words.

  1. Write or create a post inspired or about the Filipino word prompts.
  2. A post can be anything. A poem, a fiction, a six-word tale, or even a photo. It’s all up to you.
  3. Linkback/create a pingback to this post: Word-High July 30 Beautiful Filipino Words. Here is a quick tutorial on how to do a pingback.
  4. Tag your post with WordHighJuly, so your co-bloggers will be able to read/see your take on the prompt. Here’s how you create tags.
  5. Most important of all, read and comment to your blogger friends (old and new found, we’ll never know).

HOP ON and let’s all GET WORD-HIGH this JULY!

In Every Death

In Every Death

(terrorism)

 

Before I died

I bathed in blood

Mine and my

Family’s

 

Should I rise

From this with

What clings

To me

 

I shouldn’t think

I’d want to

Live

 

Would you

 

Explosions knocked

Me down in a

Farce of chaotic

Action

 

Absurd to think

There’s any

Sense in

Destroying us

This way

 

Did someone win

I hope not

I hope that we

All lose

 

Why should we

Have to pay in

Blood for someone

Else’s act

 

It’s over for me

Now, all the drama

 

The curtained

Arch falls over

Me

 

I will miss the

Next act of terror

 

Tunneled under

Reality, sans

Sense and any

Sanity to play

 

That is me

And to the actors

This is you

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