Sonya Florentino

Rookie (Manila, Philippines (residing NYC))

Sonya Florentino Poems

81. * Beauty Unearthed 3/3/2009
82. # Standstill 3/8/2009
83. # # Cradle 3/8/2009
84. A Hard Goodbye 3/8/2009
85. ~ Naked Into Night 3/13/2009
86. Ufs (Unidentified Flying Subject) 3/13/2009
87. By The Stove 3/13/2009
88. Bakit Pa? 3/15/2009
89. Goddess Her 3/19/2009
90. Great Expectations 3/19/2009
91. To My Auntie Cely 3/24/2009
92. A Quiet Sound 3/24/2009
93. The Drowning 3/29/2009
94. ~ Love Is A Memory 3/29/2009
95. ~ I'M Gonna Want You (Lyrics) 3/29/2009
96. A Gentleman Poet (A Re-Post) 3/29/2009
97. Death On The Seashore (A Re-Post) 3/30/2009
98. Love Hostage 4/13/2009
99. Strange Gift 4/13/2009
100. A Lesson In Living 4/13/2009
101. A Delicate Balance 4/18/2009
102. The Lover/The Stranger 4/18/2009
103. # Starry Night 4/18/2009
104. # # Ordinary Beauty 1/13/2009
105. Discovery Day 1/13/2009
106. No More Poems, Alicia? No Mas? Never Ever, Alicia? Nunca Mas? 2/27/2009
107. It Doesn'T Take Much 4/28/2009
108. # Pussycat 5/11/2009
109. # Black Crow (The Outsider) * Inspired By A Poem By Jasmin Whyte 5/11/2009
110. April's Song 5/11/2009
111. # Dawn's Awakening (Inspired By A Poem By Jasmin Whyte) 5/26/2009
112. Dream Bed 6/1/2009
113. # Afternoon Shadows 6/1/2009
114. # Yesterday's Rain 6/1/2009
115. The Search 6/10/2009
116. # Transient 6/10/2009
117. # The Teacher 7/20/2009
118. # # Spellbound (Inspired By A Poem By Paul Hansford) 7/20/2009
119. # Rapture (The Celebration) 7/28/2009
120. # # # Footsteps (Inspired By The Poetry Of Laurie Hill) 7/28/2009

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

Ode To Spring

It snowed today
Like yesterday
And once more
Snow tomorrow

A harsh winter
That's what they say
Colder than it's ever been
Snow like we've never seen
Spring... it will be late

But I will wait, for like fate
Spring always follows
Spring always comes
Spring has never failed me

Even under 6 feet of sorrow
No matter how long I burrow
Spring somehow always finds me

Read the full of Ode To Spring

Red Sky

Your love for me is right
But I am paralysed
Out of breath, scared to death
The sky is turning red

Your love for me is true
As what I'm going through
My heart is full, love has ruled
The sky's no longer blue

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