Sonya Florentino

Rookie (Manila, Philippines (residing NYC))

Sonya Florentino Poems

1. # # # Footsteps (Inspired By The Poetry Of Laurie Hill) 7/28/2009
2. # # # In My Mind's Eye 12/1/2009
3. # # # Julianne: The Grateful 10/6/2009
4. # # # Lament In Silence 10/6/2009
5. # # # Metamorphosis (Haiku) 4/16/2010
6. # # # Night Visit 5/18/2010
7. # # # Paper Birds (For Sandra Fowler) 9/30/2009
8. # # # Predator 2/6/2010
9. # # # The Beggar's Message 2/6/2010
10. # # # The Concert (Senyru Collection) 5/18/2010
11. # # # The Masterpiece 2/27/2010
12. # # # The Scream (Inspired By The Famous Painting) 1/3/2010
13. # # A Short Winter 2/27/2010
14. # # A Sudden Turn (With Haiku Version - My Very First!) 8/25/2009
15. # # Bastard Son's Story 10/27/2009
16. # # Brown Leaves 1/21/2010
17. # # Cradle 3/8/2009
18. # # Enigma (On The Poet Ms. P. Masterman) 10/13/2009
19. # # Flicker (For Meggie Gultiano) 12/8/2009
20. # # Found In Translation 9/14/2009
21. # # Give A Child (My First Senryu) 9/21/2009
22. # # Heartstrings (The Composer) 9/14/2009
23. # # His Life As A Poem (Inspired By The Poems Of Shalom Freedman) 10/20/2009
24. # # Meet Me By The River (The Rendezvous) 11/14/2009
25. # # Ordinary Beauty 1/13/2009
26. # # Out Of The Blue 12/1/2009
27. # # Penance For A Dream 10/13/2009
28. # # Plaything 11/3/2009
29. # # Problem Heart 12/11/2008
30. # # R.S.V.P. (Cat On A Hot Tin Roof) 9/30/2009
31. # # Sad Joke 12/8/2009
32. # # Spellbound (Inspired By A Poem By Paul Hansford) 7/20/2009
33. # # The Actress/Waitress (Tanka) 10/6/2009
34. # # The Introduction 12/18/2009
35. # # The Prize 10/27/2009
36. # # The Secret 1/24/2009
37. # # The Song Remains The Same 1/21/2010
38. # # Until It Comes 10/20/2009
39. # # Where Have They Gone 1/3/2010
40. # # Wonderment (A Translation Of 'Kahibulungan') 8/18/2009
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!)

Epiphany In Times Square

Would I have recognized you
In the middle of Times Square
Among a billion strangers
Rushing here and there

If our eyes met
Would I recognize the fire
Those burning eyes
That madman's smile

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