Sonya Florentino

Rookie (Manila, Philippines (residing NYC))

Sonya Florentino Poems

41. Red Sky 12/4/2008
42. Real Talk 7/7/2009
43. Reading Trees 12/26/2008
44. Pocket 2/9/2009
45. Pedestal 1/22/2009
46. Past Midnight 12/14/2008
47. Open 12/12/2008
48. Ode To The Worm 2/28/2009
49. Ode To Spring 1/18/2009
50. Ode To Da Vinci 9/11/2010
51. Nothing Is Sacred 1/30/2009
52. Nothing 12/20/2008
53. Notes For Leaving 10/20/2009
54. No Ordinary Woman From Paraguay (On Alicia Nuncamas) 2/27/2009
55. No More Poems, Alicia? No Mas? Never Ever, Alicia? Nunca Mas? 2/27/2009
56. No Crime But Punishment 11/14/2009
57. Nightfall (A Lullaby) 1/26/2009
58. Night Vision 7/28/2009
59. Nesitette (To The Lost Child) 1/30/2009
60. My Muse 12/4/2008
61. Music Of The Stars 12/10/2008
62. Mother (No Less) 12/26/2008
63. Monster In Autumn 9/30/2009
64. Metaphor 1/26/2009
65. Measuring Whales 1/7/2009
66. Magic Happens 12/9/2008
67. Madwoman 12/20/2008
68. Love Hostage 4/13/2009
69. Loka-Loka (Mad) 1/18/2009
70. Listen 12/15/2008
71. Like Sentries (Plus Tanka Version Dedicated To Nora Olmedo) 8/25/2009
72. Like Onion 2/27/2009
73. Like Life 12/6/2008
74. Life's Turn 10/13/2009
75. Life-Lines 12/29/2008
76. Legend In The Mirror (On Michael Jackson) 7/7/2009
77. Last Song 2/21/2009
78. Last Refrain 1/10/2009
79. Knowing 7/20/2009
80. It Happens All The Time 1/28/2009
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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