Noel Horlanda

Rookie (Sep 12,1941 / Bohol, Philippines)

Bohol Tarsiers Poem by Noel Horlanda


An island in blue Pacific
Where green vegetation terrific
Cool, warm climatic
Indigenous natives abound
Inhospitable crowd around
Endangered species account
Tourists, visitors round about
Various attractions in doubt
Tiny primates gadabout
Cling up and down
On branches brown
Owlish eyes crowns
Teeny ears, hairy tops
Give ‘em lollipops
Wavelike feet flops
Nocturnal alive are they
Daybreak goin’ tardy
While hibernate in day
Tarsier are we
Proud, brave and snub away
When exposed whole day.
Leave tarsier alone
Free as a balloon
In due time homo-sapiens condone

Nhorlandi

Note: Tarsier the smallest primate in the world found only
in Central Philippines and some parts in Indonesia.

Submitted: Monday, March 16, 2009

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  • Rookie - 47 Points Meggie Gultiano (12/14/2009 4:47:00 AM)

    I think you will make a perfect tourist guide, Sir Noel..Very well said (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 43 Points Obinna Eruchie (5/29/2009 11:21:00 AM)

    an interesting on and off rhyme with descriptive imagery on tarsiers. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Naidz Ladia (3/17/2009 1:29:00 AM)

    bohol, the famous chocolate hills...tarsiers, endangered species.....very entertaining to all tourists...that is just some of philippine attraction....these lines are perfect invitation and excellent description of our nation...cheers
    naizz (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 30 Points Naseer Ahmed Nasir (3/17/2009 12:23:00 AM)

    Nice description. Indicates some evolutionary tips as well. Well written, Noel. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 395 Points Ency Bearis (3/16/2009 8:01:00 AM)

    substantial descriptive write of the creature..well penned..nice...10 (Report) Reply

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