Cindy Velasquez

Rookie (February 9,1987 / Cebu City, Philippines)

Biography of Cindy Velasquez

Cindy is a Cebuano poet and lyricist. She volunteered to teach poetry for “The Kids at the Museum” which was sponsored by Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. and the City of Cebu. She collaborated with Jude Gitamondoc and Mark Angeles. She is also a member of Bathalan-ong Halad sa Dagang and Women in Literary Arts. She joined the Cornelio Faigao Workshop in 2008. She was a fellow in the 9th IYAS Creative Writing Workshop; she won the Jimmy Y. Balacuit Literary Award 1st Prize for poetry during the 16th National Iligan Writers Workshop. Currently, she teaches Humanities & Literature at the University of San Carlos. Updates

Taliwala Nato

5 November 2009

Samtang gisungog ta sa kagubot sa kangitngit
gipangutana ko nimo, ang nahisulod kanako
kon nganong nipalid ang mga dahon
kon nganong matam-is ang halok
kon nganong madilaabon ang akong mga gakus
kon nganong talagsaong nigapos

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