RIC S. BASTASA


RIC S. BASTASA Poems

2041. Kon Ako Inyong Pabasahon Sa Akong Mga Balak Sa Inyong Atubangan 9/20/2008
2042. Kalimti Ang Tanan Kay Lumalabay Lamang 9/20/2008
2043. Asa Gikan Ang Kasilag? 9/20/2008
2044. Tun-I Pag-Ayo Ang Gugma Nga Matuod 9/20/2008
2045. Soyinka, Intro 9/20/2008
2046. Soyinka, At The Tip Of My Hair 9/20/2008
2047. Soyinka, In My Body 9/20/2008
2048. Soyinka On My Feet Going Somewhere Opting For Isolation 9/20/2008
2049. Soyinka In The House Of My Father 9/20/2008
2050. Szymborska's Getting To Know You 9/20/2008
2051. Szymborska, I Am Drowning 9/20/2008
2052. Szymborska 's Miniature Worlds 9/20/2008
2053. Szynborska 9/20/2008
2054. Random 9/9/2008
2055. Illicit Sex 9/9/2008
2056. Surrenderee 9/9/2008
2057. My Darling Inday 9/9/2008
2058. Ang Kamatouran 9/11/2008
2059. Sa Basakan Diin Hinog Na Ang Kahumayan 9/11/2008
2060. The Words Of A Liar 9/12/2008
2061. Take The Narrow Road 9/21/2008
2062. The Poem That The Little Child Recited To Papa And Mama 9/21/2008
2063. The Hazards Of Poetics 9/21/2008
2064. The Best Poems I Have Read 9/21/2008
2065. On The East On The West 9/21/2008
2066. When The Heavy Clouds Of Black Come 9/21/2008
2067. Changing The Angle Of The Sight Of My Eyes 9/21/2008
2068. The Insomniac Song Of Myke O. 9/21/2008
2069. The Insomniac, Another Variation From Myke O. 9/21/2008
2070. Write Erase Write Erase 9/22/2008
2071. Your Faith To The Letter Of Poetry 9/22/2008
2072. Awareness To Fly In The Skies 9/21/2008
2073. Half-Open Door 9/22/2008
2074. Wasted 9/22/2008
2075. Flu-Like 9/22/2008
2076. Alunan 2 9/22/2008
2077. Alunan 3 9/22/2008
2078. Alunan 4 9/22/2008
2079. Alunan 5 9/22/2008
2080. Vacant Space 9/22/2008
Best Poem of RIC S. BASTASA

' The Last Dance Of Your Life '

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you don't really have to mind
death
what power do you have for it

when it comes
it comes
none can prevent it
from sitting beside you

the doctors are honest
and sometimes
too stupid to give you a promise
for another extension of
life

a hope that poisons the mind instead
and makes
our recent stand rigid and
unreasonable

for those who have seen the light
on one hand
sees death as
a welcome experience
in fact a festivity
another coming experience
another full moon
at the bay

another ...

Read the full of ' The Last Dance Of Your Life '

Ephemeral

A red hibiscus that blooms
In the morning
Closes, wilts, in the afternoon,
You expect another one of its kind tomorrow,
A china rose,
Your night life,
At the outdoor café, sitting on light fabricated
Silver chairs, sipping tea, puffing smoke, sipping
Margarita, gazing

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