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!)

+ Winter's Chill

I still can't get used to the cold
It still chills me to the bone
No matter how thick my coat
Or how many winters I've known

It reminds me that I'm all alone
It reminds me that I'm far from home
It reminds me that I am getting old

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