Sonya Florentino

Rookie (Manila, Philippines (residing NYC))

Sonya Florentino Poems

121. By The Second Line 8/25/2009
122. Bus Write 12/10/2008
123. Bitter Love 2/9/2009
124. Besides Air 9/8/2009
125. Beauty Revisited 1/3/2010
126. Beautiful 12/20/2008
127. Be That Lover (Lyrics) 1/28/2009
128. Barren Beauty 12/18/2009
129. Bare-Back Rider (A Lucid Dream) 9/8/2009
130. Bakit Pa? 3/15/2009
131. At The Finish 8/18/2009
132. Asking Answers 2/15/2009
133. April's Song 5/11/2009
134. Ang Pagbabalik (Return Trip) 2/15/2009
135. An Uneasy Prey (To The Poemhunter) 1/19/2009
136. Ami~tala~tess (To My Three Nieces) 1/1/2009
137. Almost 1/22/2009
138. Ain'T Worth The Blues (Lyrics) 6/29/2009
139. Aerrenfyrre (Mars & Mercury) 1/12/2009
140. Adieu Adieu 9/8/2009
141. Accidental 1/22/2009
142. Abby Normal 1/12/2009
143. A Swan Song Reverie 8/4/2009
144. A Sudden Rain 1/10/2009
145. A Quiet Sound 3/24/2009
146. A Question Of Happiness 1/7/2009
147. A Poem Writes Itself 5/11/2009
148. A Mountain Review 3/9/2010
149. A Living Will 1/1/2009
150. A Lesson In Living 4/13/2009
151. A Hard Goodbye 3/8/2009
152. A Gentleman Poet (A Re-Post) 3/29/2009
153. A Dream-Life 1/19/2009
154. A Delicate Balance 4/18/2009
155. + Winter's Chill 12/4/2008
156. ~ Unconditional 12/10/2008
157. ~ Naked Into Night 3/13/2009
158. ~ Love Is A Memory 3/29/2009
159. ~ I'M Gonna Want You (Lyrics) 3/29/2009
160. ~ A Mountain To Climb 3/24/2009
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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