Gemino Abad

(05 February 1939 / Cebu / Philippines)

Gemino Abad Poems

1. Imaginary Letter To My Twin Sons 5/14/2012
2. The Book Of Embraces 5/14/2012
3. Care Of Light 5/14/2012
4. Toys 5/14/2012

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The Book Of Embraces

I’m vexed with myself tonight

that I, fitful tiller of words,

cannot write you a poem,

warm as your ironing-board,

well-shaped like your finest vase,

which should tell everlastingly your truth

clear like any ordinary morning

when the smog lifts to wide-open skies.

What is your truth, or what is love?

Where you move without ripple in my blood,

there the clods of deep little hurts –

oh, forgiven, nameless in memory,

and yet, without my conscious intent,

let to grow like thorny ...

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