poet Santiago Villafania

Santiago Villafania

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Santiago B. Villafania, a bilingual Filipino poet who writes in English and in his native language of Pangasinan, is the author of five poetry collections: Ghazalia: Maralus ya Ayat (CreateSpace,2013) , Bonsaic Verses (CreateSpace,2012) , Pinabli & Other Poems (C&E Publishing / De La Salle University,2012) , Malagilion: Sonnets tan Villanelles (Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino,2007) , and Balikas na ... more »

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Swansong Of The Sea

That night I heard the swansong of the sea
the erolalias of nameless lovers
stealing a heaven and eternity

there was a crysong of a pilgrim bird
that punctuated the silence of the night
but the winds and the waves whispered a hush

I waited for the waking of the day
feeling the breathing of the earth beneath
the palpitations of the Milky Way
then Atlas moved a finger and it came
the gyrations and the
sudden trembling
O the sea had wings of a tsunami!

death came without warning or a reason
to those who heard the psalms ...

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