Biography of Gil Gregorio
Gil Lopez Gregorio is known as Geopoet and Geowebber. He’s been into poetry writing since 1983 while serving as one of the staffs of the Nueva Caceres Bulletin, the official publication of the University of Nueva Caceres. His first poetry book entitled, A View from Afar Off: A Poetic Legacy from Heaven, was published in 2006 by Andrew Byrne of Carpe Diem Publishing Company-Australia and his second book, Emblems of Light, was also published in 2010 with Dorrance Publishing Company- Pittsburgh, PA. In the same year, the company also published his two serial books, Isinadula sa Radyo na mga Kuwento ng Pag-ibig, Part 1 & 2, which were radio drama scripts when he was writing with Bombo Radyo Philippines in Naga City. Recently, his Philippines’ political commentary (2004-2009) , The Lost Filipino: The Blogbook, was also published by the same publishing company.
He is a regular contributor to the Bicol literature publication, An Tambobong nin Literaturang Bikolnon, where several of his poems in Bicol dialect were published. He is a member of the Parasurat Bikolnon, Inc., and Sumaro Bikolnon, Inc., writers organizations both in Naga City and the World Poets Society, in Greece. He is also a regular member of the Wikimedia Philippines, Inc., engaged in translating English sites to Bicol. Presently, he is a College Instructor of the Business Administration Department of WRI Colleges-Naga in Naga City and WRI Colleges-Partido in Goa, Camarines Sur.
Gil Gregorio's Works:
Geopoet's Website which serves as the gateway to his published works through the internet:
http: //www.wanderlustimagination.synthasite.com and
Geopoet's bikol language online community:
A VIEW FROM AFAR OFF (A POETIC LEGACY FROM HEAVEN) published by Andrew Byrne and his Carpe Diem Publishing Company of Adelaide, Australia. You can read the poem for free at http: //www.bookrix.com/_ebook-geopoet-a-view-from-afar-off
Several of his poetry writings were published in several poetry anthology series with The Poet Sanctuary like the Muses of the Snow and The Blossoms of Creativity; and in Voices Net Poetry Anthology Series.
He has published his essays about the spectrum of the political events in the Philippines thru his website: http: //thelostfilipino.blogspot.com and his tagalog short love stories at http: //mgakuwentongpagibig.blogspot.com.
He completely translated the three LDS Church standards from English to his own native dialect, Bicol, and published the same at:
Gil Gregorio Poems
A Journey Of Everything New
In my childhood, the journey was a perilous one: full of hardships, pains and tears. In my adulthood,
A Friend And A Brother
I was groping for a friend in a net of eyes by the tube; I was looking for a brother in a heart of dearness as old;
A Search For A True Friend
At the highways of woes a traveller viewed the wind blows, as he climb up a fearful trail on top of a mountain or a hill.
the Ring Not Her Own But Hers
Bounded by the sense of disbeliefs amid friendship or any- the spurs of the moment queried on the worn glittering gold ring;
Sojourn from the hedge of destiny turning off the trail of a lonely road succumbing to air unspeakable scorch while walking like a pedgy-hedgy trowl!
A Blue Angel
Beyond every breath of heart An angel draw a tear; in her own way of sensing, she gave the best of things.
Angel From Home
She's sweet as a honey on a bacon fitted like icings on a cake; So cloudy, bloomy, and easy in her own world in calvary.
A Thousand Smile From You
Everyday I've walked a long way to field I can't forget that simple smile in your face;
A sweeping evil from an unknown thought measuring things unwittingly judged; A candlestick of mistakes from right, unswerving malady of any particulars
A Dreamer's Wild Imagination
It was as if a quick withdraw: A nice fitting, a nice candle glow, Lighted up a way in darkness shines Foretold no beginning, nor sparkled lines.
A Searching Beyond The Entanglement
It was sporadically laid upon mountains as it is so with hills, valleys and more; It was splendidly crafted by clean hands as it weirdfully crumble beneath, alone
Silent as they've grown in deep water's bed seeing up above the bottom, down a sledge their short-sight shoots, its branches zooms to tame the blue sky as it blooms.
It is a perilous venture to an unknown where the living world is limitless like weeds from a faraway land dreaming...and hoping...
It's been the mother of pride: the energizer of stiffneckedness, a piercing pin of lewdness, a coagulator of abominations,
A friend's eyes
is clouded with the wits
of his own thoughts.
A friend's wish
is willed by the efforts
of his own labor.
A friend's action
is benighted by the slam
of his own door.
Only one remains...
His dream and afflictions.
Haggard as he may be
But, the work starts here!