Mahulog Sa’yo | Fall For You*

*Very first collaboration with the writer-best-friend I never got to have, my now proud Filipina blogger-best-friend and an equally gifted poetess and storyteller, Maria of Doodles and Scribbles. She wrote the lovely Tagalog (language of the Philippines) poem and I tried translating it to English. ❤ Thank you for letting me do that, Maria. ❤ Mahulog Sa’yo […]

Remember: A Rosemary*

Remember: A Rosemary* If you will ask my heart, it will tell you All that she wants is to remember you Your warm morning breath that whispers sweet words they were never absent, not even once each tickles, makes my heartbeat jump and dance I wish I remember hearing your words Your tender touch that […]

Mother’s Choices: Two Kimo*

Mother’s Choices: Two Kimo* (A poem for the strongest woman I call Nanay) She gave birth to a baby she called Rose. Loving beyond borders, walls. She somehow made the right choice. Miles from home she ran with the man she loves. Her beating heart overruled. Her innocence captured. — ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All […]

Woman’s Worth: A Cinq Trois Deca La Rhyme*

Woman’s Worth: A Cinq Trois Deca La Rhyme* Your staring wide grinning eyes consume the beauty I behold. From my face to my toes you gaze as if I’m a shining gold. Words will be futile, ‘cause your malicious gape speak for itself. Dark dreamy, steamy scenes your mind creates, I can see myself. Stop! […]

Love Chant*

Love Chant* How do I love thee? I’ll write you letters till your eyes cannot see. How do I love thee? I’ll reach you even in the deepest blue sea. How do I love thee? I’ll sing you songs till you can’t hear me. How do I love thee? I’ll command the stars to shine […]

Sweet Sun: A Scallop*

Sweet Sun: A Scallop* Sweet sun, send me the moon. Save soul slowly sinking, steady sea I’m seeking, where soul can soon stay shun. — ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved. Photo credit: Unsplash In response to Daily Post: Scars and Napowrimo Day 25. (yes, I’m catching up! :D)   Today, I’d like to challenge you […]

Former Performer: A Butterfly Verse*

Former Performer: A Butterfly Verse* Old man with ebullience, lives beneath rusty lamp, beside rubbish, stinky trash dump. Sudden epiphany, with eloquence he sings ethereally, ‘fore ephemeral voice fades. — ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved. Photo credit: Unsplash In response to Napowrimo Day 24. (yes, I’m catching up! :D)   Today I challenge you to write a “mix-and-match” […]

Scarred Heart: A Sonnet*

This is the first sonnet I have written on my own and yes, I am nervous. (Forgive me if I did not observe the required iambic pentameter!) Scarred Heart: A Sonnet* My heart is a pristine, clean, plain canvass, so white and pure, innocently demure. It beats in bliss, sometimes slow, sometimes fast always full, always sure, […]

Earth’s Tenants: An Envelope Quintet*

Earth’s Tenants: An Envelope Quintet* We’re just tenants and not owners of this world called earth– witness to billions of death, birth, mystery’s it’s worth. So let’s live and not be mourners. — ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved. Photo credit: Unsplash In response to Napowrimo Day 22. (yes, I’m catching up! :D)   Today’s […]

Breathe: A Waka* with Kennings**

Breathe: A Waka* with Kennings** Come breaker of trees Crawl ‘tween shining sky-candle and vast blue whale’s way, blow the burning bane of wood breathe life back to me, for good. — ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved. Photo credit: Unsplash In response to Napowrimo Day 20. (yes, catching up! :D)   And finally, our […]