Sonya Florentino

Rookie (Manila, Philippines (residing NYC))

Sonya Florentino Poems

81. ... Free-Fall 12/9/2008
82. ~ A Mountain To Climb 3/24/2009
83. ~ I'M Gonna Want You (Lyrics) 3/29/2009
84. ~ Love Is A Memory 3/29/2009
85. ~ Naked Into Night 3/13/2009
86. ~ Unconditional 12/10/2008
87. + Winter's Chill 12/4/2008
88. A Delicate Balance 4/18/2009
89. A Dream-Life 1/19/2009
90. A Gentleman Poet (A Re-Post) 3/29/2009
91. A Hard Goodbye 3/8/2009
92. A Lesson In Living 4/13/2009
93. A Living Will 1/1/2009
94. A Mountain Review 3/9/2010
95. A Poem Writes Itself 5/11/2009
96. A Question Of Happiness 1/7/2009
97. A Quiet Sound 3/24/2009
98. A Sudden Rain 1/10/2009
99. A Swan Song Reverie 8/4/2009
100. Abby Normal 1/12/2009
101. Accidental 1/22/2009
102. Adieu Adieu 9/8/2009
103. Aerrenfyrre (Mars & Mercury) 1/12/2009
104. Ain'T Worth The Blues (Lyrics) 6/29/2009
105. Almost 1/22/2009
106. Ami~tala~tess (To My Three Nieces) 1/1/2009
107. An Uneasy Prey (To The Poemhunter) 1/19/2009
108. Ang Pagbabalik (Return Trip) 2/15/2009
109. April's Song 5/11/2009
110. Asking Answers 2/15/2009
111. At The Finish 8/18/2009
112. Bakit Pa? 3/15/2009
113. Bare-Back Rider (A Lucid Dream) 9/8/2009
114. Barren Beauty 12/18/2009
115. Be That Lover (Lyrics) 1/28/2009
116. Beautiful 12/20/2008
117. Beauty Revisited 1/3/2010
118. Besides Air 9/8/2009
119. Bitter Love 2/9/2009
120. Bus Write 12/10/2008
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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