Christian Rodil

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Christian Rodil, born in Manila, Philippines, is a Filipino poet who focuses on experimentation of form, content and style but still keeping his roots to the foundation of traditional Filipino Poetry with his own brand of Philippine Post-Modernism. more »

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Manila Never Sleeps

"You can't bring an unwritten place to life without losing something substantial. Manila is the cradle, the graveyard, the memory. The Mecca, the Cathedral, the bordello. The shopping mall, the urinal, the discotheque. I'm hardly speaking in metaphor. It's the most impermeable of cities. How does one convey all that? "
― Miguel Syjuco, Ilustrado


I remember the loud collision of a deranged bullet.
Frantic was the sound. It enthralled the night's wings
And vividly strangled the moon's refracted glare into ashes.

No witnesses were enshrined. Why would I ...

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