Word-High July: Amihan

21

Amihan

The whistling wind
is like a ghost
that creeps inside
my hollow holes
dug by
your sudden absence.

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 21 – Amihan.

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Word-High July: Kundiman

20

Kundiman

I have sing a thousand songs among millions of crying audience.
But there is nothing more special than the love-made song I have sang,
when our two hearts become one.

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 20 – Kundiman.

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Word-High July: Habilin

19

Habilin

I entrusted my fragile heart
into your harmless hands.
Thus, I learned the antonym
of the word harmless.

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 19 –Habilin.

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Word-High July: Paraluman

18

Paraluman

The cerulean skies,
and the inviting seas,
the elegant sunsets
and sunrise’s scenes,
kept my pen and paper
blank and barren.

Until I saw you.

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 18 –Paraluman.

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Word-High July: Kaulayaw

17

Kaulayaw

For years I’ve been
wondering,
if love for me is
coming,
until now I am still
waiting,
for someone who’ll define love’s
meaning.

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 17 – Kaulayaw.

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Word-High July: Marahuyo

16

Marahuyo

I am captured,
I am jailed.
My heart’s raptured,
my mind sailed.
My body quivered,
my soul slayed.
When my eyes
found yours first.

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 16 – Marahuyo.

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Word-High July: Siping

15

Siping

I have never been excited
to see the moon defeat the sun,
to feel the bed against my warmth,
until the day we shared my surname.

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 15 –Siping.

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Word-High July: Balintataw

14

Balintataw

With my clear eyes
I saw how she lit up
when you gave her the bouquet.
And how she swiftly turned white
when you said,
you got the wrong girl.

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 14 –Balintataw.

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Word-High July: Harana

13

Harana

In front of thousand teary eyes
with your guitar’s humming smiles,
you sing the song you wrote,
and make my wholeness float.

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 13 – Harana.

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Word-High July: Takipsilim

12

Takipsilim

Promising pink and purple
defeats wishful white and blue,
bright soleil darkens,
luna casts its gloomy hue.

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 12 – Takipsilim.

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