Francisco Arcellana

(6 September 1916 - 1 August 2002 / Santa Cruz, Manila / Philippines)

I Wait For You - Poem by Francisco Arcellana

I wait for you
ready to leap at you
from every corner
at every turn
gathered to spring at you
from the shadow
of every tree
this is an ambush
but I am not the assassin
I wait, not with a knife,
but love, heavy, dripping in my hands.


Comments about I Wait For You by Francisco Arcellana

  • (11/22/2019 11:21:00 AM)

    is it about waiting for love to come (Report)Reply

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  • (11/22/2019 11:19:00 AM)

    plss can anyone explain to me what the poem is all about (Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (5/9/2019 1:53:00 AM)

    love still waiting here
    with not a knife
    but with a heart grief!
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  • Drtony Brahmin (5/9/2019 1:35:00 AM)

    but I am not the assassin
    I wait, not with a knife,
    but love, heavy, dripping in my hands. lovely poem. tony
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  • (11/7/2018 3:09:00 AM)

    please the message of your poem to other people (Report)Reply

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  • Michael Ejire (11/3/2018 5:18:00 AM)

    Nice one.. Thank you Francisco (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 15, 2012



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