Sonya Florentino

Rookie (Manila, Philippines (residing NYC))

Sonya Florentino Poems

1. # Home (A Nightmare Named Desire) 12/5/2008
2. Earthbound 12/7/2008
3. U R God (The Appointed) 12/8/2008
4. Return Trip 12/8/2008
5. ~ Unconditional 12/10/2008
6. The Writer 12/11/2008
7. Deja Vu (A Prayer) 12/14/2008
8. Madwoman 12/20/2008
9. Nothing 12/20/2008
10. Grateful (Inspired By Julianne) 12/26/2008
11. Mother (No Less) 12/26/2008
12. Reading Trees 12/26/2008
13. This Little Madness 12/14/2008
14. Dreaming Like Alice 12/15/2008
15. Ami~tala~tess (To My Three Nieces) 1/1/2009
16. Umbilical 1/4/2009
17. Last Refrain 1/10/2009
18. # Premonition 1/10/2009
19. Abby Normal 1/12/2009
20. Measuring Whales 1/7/2009
21. Unmasked Angel (For My Father) 1/17/2009
22. Loka-Loka (Mad) 1/18/2009
23. Discovery Day 1/13/2009
24. Dial-Up Dialogue 1/21/2009
25. From Big To Small 1/21/2009
26. Accidental 1/22/2009
27. Almost 1/22/2009
28. The Look 1/24/2009
29. # # The Secret 1/24/2009
30. Twin Wish 1/24/2009
31. What For Why 1/24/2009
32. Restless 1/28/2009
33. It Happens All The Time 1/28/2009
34. Nesitette (To The Lost Child) 1/30/2009
35. Nothing Is Sacred 1/30/2009
36. Second Dance 1/26/2009
37. Eros Error I Ii & Iii 2/2/2009
38. If Love Can Be Like This (Lyrics) 2/2/2009
39. Ang Pagbabalik (Return Trip) 2/15/2009
40. False God 2/15/2009

Comments about Sonya Florentino

  • Patti Masterman (12/6/2009 11:08:00 PM)

    Sonya is one of the most amazing writers I've ever met across time. She holds her own; past, present and future. She writes timelessly, about subtle things that one might never notice, if not for her busy pen. You should attempt to read everything she has written here; because you won't find this much brilliance and honesty available in very many places today. And once you start to read her, you can never stop again; that is the spell and the special magic of Sonya. If reading the poems of anybody could make you a better writer yourself; it would have to be these poems of Sonya as much as anyone's; she can hold her own no matter the era or subject matter.
    As a human being she is that rare honest sort, that what you see is just what you get, and she never fails to amaze with deep insight, both as a writer and as a friend. But don't take my word on all this; much better to find out for yourself. (smile)

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  • Jasper Pane (7/27/2009 5:39:00 PM)

    Florentino...probably not Irish.
    However probably a person that
    is a truly expressive and really
    good writer.

    I so much enjoyed you body of work.

Best Poem of Sonya Florentino

# # A Sudden Turn (With Haiku Version - My Very First!)

A SUDDEN TURN (original version)

a fish darts forward

as water lilies re-arrange in the water

centered, in the moment


til it once again flits by

or a bird swoops down as suddenly

from the sky


© 2009 Sonya Florentino


A SUDDEN TURN (Haiku version)

a fish darts forward

water lilies re-arrange

space in the water


moment unbroken

til fish again flits by, or

bird swoops down from high


© 2009 Sonya Florentino

Read the full of # # A Sudden Turn (With Haiku Version - My Very First!)

Epiphany In Times Square

Would I have recognized you
In the middle of Times Square
Among a billion strangers
Rushing here and there

If our eyes met
Would I recognize the fire
Those burning eyes
That madman's smile

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