Tears

… like rain that falls

Floods my heart with thoughts in vain

Then so love appears.

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Haiku – Flowers of May

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Flowers of May spring

Fragrance and beauty radiates

Butterflies beguile


In the Philippines, May signals the end of the summer season. Most flowers are in their peak blooming. This is also the month where more numbers of festivals are held. One of these is the festive called Flores de Mayo or “Flowers of May”, the participation of the town’s most beautiful young ladies symbolizes the purity and innocence of the Blessed Mother.

NaPoWriMo Day 25 – Little by Little

Little by little
 I hear a singing lyrebird
 Sits on a tree-top

Little by little
 She mimics my song of love
 Springs from my heart

Little by little
 A hunter wanders nearby
 Walks toward my route

Little by little
 He renders a lullaby
 Waits for my sleep

Little by little
 He whispers song of spell
 Poisons of my heart

Little by little
 The lyre mutes on the tree-top
 Falls that very swift

Anaphora is a literary term for the practice of repeating certain words or phrases at the beginning of multiple clauses or, in the case of a poem, multiple lines. The phrase “A time to,” as used in the third Chapter of Ecclesiastes, is a good example of anaphora. This post by Rebecca Hazelton on the Poetry Foundation’s blog gives other great examples of anaphora in action, from Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech to Homer Simpson.

So today, NaPoWriMo challenges us to write a poem that uses anaphora. When you feel like time is moving fast, and you want the movements of events to go slow, I thought of the phrase “Little by Little”.