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!)

+ Winter's Chill

I still can't get used to the cold
It still chills me to the bone
No matter how thick my coat
Or how many winters I've known

It reminds me that I'm all alone
It reminds me that I'm far from home
It reminds me that I am getting old

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