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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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This is not like it, the visions

    This is not like it, the visions of a gradeschooler who too willingly would have traded for a twitching butterfly his balding, if not for the tonic, schoolmaster: The boy now man cannot see the adult, his dreamer’s … Continue reading

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All before in the days

all before in the days the easter shells off me were peeled and out my umbilicus were yanked the rainbows cold a brave child i was blending like lizard lazy into rocks softer than the rim my days were of … Continue reading

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We are no Methuselahs

  We are no Methuselahs To waste our time wasting time. Life is republican and death A silent democrat. The growing will almost always Take us forever. The dying is always now At the back of our heels. ©  SSJ … Continue reading

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Looking Back Into Ten Years

Looking Back Into Ten Years is a collection of six poems first published in Focus Philippines magazine, issue of 5 April 1980. © SSJ 1980 Liquid seeping through the ground…   Might be in the deep night she came …   … Continue reading

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life breathes on

Here’s another play at mixing media: the poem ‘Light Breathes On’ presented in a video capture, from behind obscure glass, of pigeons nesting just outside my window, this time with Bach’s composition ‘Awake, Calls The Voice To Us, BWV 140’ synced … Continue reading

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The Radical Authenticity of Bob Dylan

  “How can the life of such a man Be in the palm of some fool’s hand?” – from ‘Hurricane‘, a song written by Bob Dylan and Jacques Levy, 1975 From any angle, radical defines Bob Dylan. His work, which … Continue reading

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