Sonya Florentino

Rookie (Manila, Philippines (residing NYC))

Sonya Florentino Poems

121. # # The Song Remains The Same 1/21/2010
122. Serving Woman (Inspired By 'The Banquet' By A.L. Terego) 11/22/2009
123. The Night Salsa Died (A Prose Poem) 9/21/2009
124. Too Much Too Many 1/13/2009
125. No Ordinary Woman From Paraguay (On Alicia Nuncamas) 2/27/2009
126. A Delicate Balance 4/18/2009
127. # Black Crow (The Outsider) * Inspired By A Poem By Jasmin Whyte 5/11/2009
128. A Hard Goodbye 3/8/2009
129. Aerrenfyrre (Mars & Mercury) 1/12/2009
130. + Winter's Chill 12/4/2008
131. # # Sad Joke 12/8/2009
132. # # The Actress/Waitress (Tanka) 10/6/2009
133. # # You Are 8/4/2009
134. Legend In The Mirror (On Michael Jackson) 7/7/2009
135. Dream Bed 6/1/2009
136. The Audition 11/22/2009
137. A Living Will 1/1/2009
138. Cat Envy 1/7/2009
139. # Soul Travel (Freedom) 1/17/2009
140. Coming Home April 8/11/2009
141. Life's Turn 10/13/2009
142. Ain'T Worth The Blues (Lyrics) 6/29/2009
143. # Rapture (The Celebration) 7/28/2009
144. # Pussycat 5/11/2009
145. By The Stove 3/13/2009
146. April's Song 5/11/2009
147. ~ A Mountain To Climb 3/24/2009
148. I Am My Poem 12/7/2008
149. Youth 12/15/2008
150. # Starry Night 4/18/2009
151. # Afternoon Shadows 6/1/2009
152. # Yesterday's Rain 6/1/2009
153. No Crime But Punishment 11/14/2009
154. # The Destroyer 5/26/2009
155. # Don'T You Dare! 5/19/2009
156. Love Hostage 4/13/2009
157. Barren Beauty 12/18/2009
158. # # Spellbound (Inspired By A Poem By Paul Hansford) 7/20/2009
159. # Pillow Comfort (Bitter-Sweet Regret) 8/18/2009
160. # Absent 11/3/2009

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!)

Surrender

Cut me loose
From these ropes
I'm not running anymore

Pull me out
Of this hole
I'm not hiding anymore

Ask me to
Bare it all
Deepest reaches of my soul

Take me now
Set me free
I am armed and ready

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