Sonya Florentino

Rookie (Manila, Philippines (residing NYC))

Besides Air

Besides air


Besides water


Besides love


Nothing else matters

Submitted: Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Edited: Friday, June 17, 2011

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  • Rookie - 334 Points Patti Masterman (10/25/2009 9:40:00 PM)

    I just noticed the little rhythm dancing in your poem, like a reflection dances at the very tip of a wave. Very clever, my dear. I think you are quite filled up with poetry..(smile) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie fleur de lys (9/22/2009 11:09:00 PM)

    Succinct and powerful. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lillian Thomas (9/21/2009 10:28:00 PM)

    So compact and so meaningful! Thank you for sharing this wonderful poem with us. Adding it to my favorites. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 62 Points Kesav Easwaran (9/16/2009 3:09:00 AM)

    sweet and meaningful Sonya...thanks...10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points nomad omnia (9/13/2009 6:20:00 PM)

    This keeps me wondering...keeps me thinking...keeps me remembering. Perhaps I should just write it out on a card and pin it above my desk. Thanks for sharing, Sonya. N (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shashendra Amalshan (9/12/2009 6:59:00 PM)

    This is wonderful indeed..
    Nothing else matters, but love..
    Sometimes, people feel love alone is not enough..

    Yet I do agree it is the love that drives us forward, that keep us bound together...
    This is very nice.. good one to start the day..

    with lots of love
    shan (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Yelena M. (9/12/2009 5:49:00 PM)

    This poem makes me think of the song 'All you need is love'. A simple but effective and vivid verse, thanks for sharing, Sonya :)
    Yelena M. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 43 Points Obinna Eruchie (9/12/2009 8:54:00 AM)

    How true, love is the fire we need. The fire that brings light. Beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Susan Jarvis (9/12/2009 3:39:00 AM)

    Poetical, philosophical and beautiful! S :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sandra Martyres (9/11/2009 1:11:00 PM)

    You make great connections here...ultimately linking all to love.....yes the most important of all.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 334 Points Patti Masterman (9/10/2009 10:20:00 PM)

    If we all had our priorities this straight it would make a different world, would it not? (smile) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Bob Blackwell (9/10/2009 8:03:00 AM)

    So right, we all need love. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Karin Anderson (sorry can't vote or comment) . (9/10/2009 6:29:00 AM)

    I love your connections between your words Sonya as they link up to love. Love is the beginning and the end and is everything. Love is what turns the world and and this is everything indeed.
    10 love Karin (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sandra Fowler (9/9/2009 5:43:00 AM)

    Very wise words. Love is indeed
    a necessity.

    Kind wishes,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Yoonoos Peerbocus (9/8/2009 9:57:00 PM)

    much said in few/how poetically compressed.. a feat (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rakesh Bedi (9/8/2009 9:47:00 PM)

    Yes, sonya; blessed is one who eats, sleeps, dreams and breathes LOVE...! (Report) Reply

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