Category Archives: nature

rustles of bamboo leaves one fine afternoon (a collection)

‘Rustles of bamboo leaves one fine afternoon’ is not exactly a new collection, though this is the first time that it is being posted for general reading. Written on a bright and breezy March afternoon, in six short parts, shelved … Continue reading

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Dark Skies

  Every once in a while, we break off from presenting our original works to share with you something profoundly awesome out there: the dark skies. And if you have a wanderlust for the wonders of the night skies, you know that … Continue reading

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the whale sharks of oslob

the earth-man dives from his dugout canoe into the cove to stare the whale shark in its beady eye beneath the waves they dance in fluid harmony: to fathom the depths of their hearts  to measure the breadth of their … Continue reading

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physiognomy of an eel

for all its slippery rubbery twisting thick tough long skin, the eel reveals a wide mouth on a small face: to hook an eel throw it a bait Copyright © qalbin.tocastasparkle, 2008 ___________ Author’s note: This poem came to be … Continue reading

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smiles

smiles drift longer, sparkles on an ocean’s crest teasing silent laughters from within the ocean’s ribs. the sea teaches the land a passing thought: there isn’t an ugly face with a shiny smile.   Copyright © qalbin.tocastasparkle, 2009

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how many ways can a wave wash to shore?

how many ways can a wave wash to shore? blithely as a titter, lazing like a lamb, or stirring a trifling whiff of temper, lusty as a gust of wind licking the windowpane, white horses with flowing manes kicking up … Continue reading

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Dragonflies

    As a child, have you tried chasing dragonflies across a meadow? Or watched them skim over brooks and pools of rain water? Some memories live like dragonflies. They can suddenly glide in, or glide out of view. Repeatedly, … Continue reading

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