Justine Camacho Tajonera
Justine Camacho Tajonera Poems
- A Filipino Writer Of English P...
- Higher Things How far are these 'higher things' from what I ...
- At The Rue De La Bucherie The man I asked for directions did ...
- Seven Years Later, Driving Hom... It is impossible to fall in ...
- Floating On Batis Aramin The pond is quiet except for the ...
- Afternoon Naps There are few luxuries in life as ...
- The Leaf I experience the leaf, the deadness of it,
Justine Tajonera is happily married and, together with her husband, Vier, is raising their two year old son, Badger. She is a writer and poet by vocation, an editor by profession and has had a 13 year career in telecommunications: 4 years in internal communications and 9 years in marketing. She loves sharing her knowledge and insights on marriage, parenthood, pregnancy, breastfeeding, poetry, travel, career and work-life balance. She lives in Quezon City, Philippines. Her poetry has been published locally in anthologies and she maintains a blog where she publishes a poem every day, Claiming Alexandria.
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A Filipino Writer Of English Poems To A Filipino Writer Of Spanish Poems
I think of the whiteness of snow
on a postcard from an immigrant aunt.
How sweet, how pure
and unreal like props
in a high-school play.
The closest I have seen of it is
crushed ice on halo-halo.
Why do I end up speaking
of white things?
I feel blond -
bleached and painted over.
But this is how I speak:
misted over with a foreign flavor
but in essence a native blend
of brown and yellow.
I think of how you must have
shivered in the European snow,
words warm in your heart.
I wonder if you dreamt
Perhaps we dreamt ...