Treasure Island

Carmie Ortego


Dahon sa gabi


Apan unsa man ang dahon sa gabi
nga kanunay mutugot
nga mudalin-as ang lusok sa uwan
tungod nga dili kini makuptan?

Taro Leaf
(Carmie Ortego)
Everyone longs for love’s tense joys and red delights.
-Jane Kenyon, Thinking of Madame Bovary

But what of the taro leaf
That must always let
The raindrop slide
Because it cannot be held?

Submitted: Thursday, June 20, 2013
Edited: Thursday, June 20, 2013

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Nahidlaw ang tanan sa mga hugot nga kalipay ug puwang kangaya sa gugma.
-Jane Kenyon

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