Sonya Florentino

Rookie (Manila, Philippines (residing NYC))

Sonya Florentino Poems

1. # Home (A Nightmare Named Desire) 12/5/2008
2. Earthbound 12/7/2008
3. U R God (The Appointed) 12/8/2008
4. Return Trip 12/8/2008
5. ~ Unconditional 12/10/2008
6. The Writer 12/11/2008
7. Deja Vu (A Prayer) 12/14/2008
8. Madwoman 12/20/2008
9. Nothing 12/20/2008
10. Grateful (Inspired By Julianne) 12/26/2008
11. Mother (No Less) 12/26/2008
12. Reading Trees 12/26/2008
13. This Little Madness 12/14/2008
14. Ami~tala~tess (To My Three Nieces) 1/1/2009
15. Umbilical 1/4/2009
16. Last Refrain 1/10/2009
17. # Premonition 1/10/2009
18. Abby Normal 1/12/2009
19. Measuring Whales 1/7/2009
20. Unmasked Angel (For My Father) 1/17/2009
21. Loka-Loka (Mad) 1/18/2009
22. Discovery Day 1/13/2009
23. Dial-Up Dialogue 1/21/2009
24. From Big To Small 1/21/2009
25. Accidental 1/22/2009
26. Almost 1/22/2009
27. The Look 1/24/2009
28. # # The Secret 1/24/2009
29. Twin Wish 1/24/2009
30. What For Why 1/24/2009
31. Restless 1/28/2009
32. It Happens All The Time 1/28/2009
33. Nesitette (To The Lost Child) 1/30/2009
34. Nothing Is Sacred 1/30/2009
35. Second Dance 1/26/2009
36. Eros Error I Ii & Iii 2/2/2009
37. If Love Can Be Like This (Lyrics) 2/2/2009
38. Ang Pagbabalik (Return Trip) 2/15/2009
39. False God 2/15/2009
40. Death Watch 2/9/2009
Best Poem of Sonya Florentino

# # A Sudden Turn (With Haiku Version - My Very First!)

A SUDDEN TURN (original version)

a fish darts forward

as water lilies re-arrange in the water

centered, in the moment


til it once again flits by

or a bird swoops down as suddenly

from the sky


© 2009 Sonya Florentino


A SUDDEN TURN (Haiku version)

a fish darts forward

water lilies re-arrange

space in the water


moment unbroken

til fish again flits by, or

bird swoops down from high


© 2009 Sonya Florentino

Read the full of # # A Sudden Turn (With Haiku Version - My Very First!)

Surrender

Cut me loose
From these ropes
I'm not running anymore

Pull me out
Of this hole
I'm not hiding anymore

Ask me to
Bare it all
Deepest reaches of my soul

Take me now
Set me free
I am armed and ready

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