Sonya Florentino

Rookie (Manila, Philippines (residing NYC))

Sonya Florentino Poems

201. # He Made Me 4/28/2009
202. Ghost In The Afternoon 7/7/2009
203. # # Found In Translation 9/14/2009
204. Night Vision 7/28/2009
205. # A Lesson In Clockwork 8/11/2009
206. Soul-Kiss 12/17/2008
207. # The Teacher 7/20/2009
208. # # Penance For A Dream 10/13/2009
209. Empty Fill 10/27/2009
210. Besides Air 9/8/2009
211. # Cheshire Smile 5/19/2009
212. Knowing 7/20/2009
213. # # # Paper Birds (For Sandra Fowler) 9/30/2009
214. Like Sentries (Plus Tanka Version Dedicated To Nora Olmedo) 8/25/2009
215. # Dawn's Awakening (Inspired By A Poem By Jasmin Whyte) 5/26/2009
216. # # His Life As A Poem (Inspired By The Poems Of Shalom Freedman) 10/20/2009
217. # # Flicker (For Meggie Gultiano) 12/8/2009
218. # #sorting Pictures (Edited 11/11) 11/3/2009
219. # # The Prize 10/27/2009
220. # Day Of Empty 5/19/2009
221. # # Brown Leaves 1/21/2010
222. Bare-Back Rider (A Lucid Dream) 9/8/2009
223. A Swan Song Reverie 8/4/2009
224. Like Onion 2/27/2009
225. A Gentleman Poet (A Re-Post) 3/29/2009
226. # Fetish 8/11/2009
227. # # # Footsteps (Inspired By The Poetry Of Laurie Hill) 7/28/2009
228. # Now (Or Never) 8/4/2009
229. # # Heartstrings (The Composer) 9/14/2009
230. # Barely Writing 7/14/2009
231. Dirty Secret 11/3/2009
232. # # # The Scream (Inspired By The Famous Painting) 1/3/2010
233. By The Second Line 8/25/2009
234. # Alter Ego 6/10/2009
235. # # Cradle 3/8/2009
236. # # # Lament In Silence 10/6/2009
237. # # Enigma (On The Poet Ms. P. Masterman) 10/13/2009
238. # # Give A Child (My First Senryu) 9/21/2009
239. # # Meet Me By The River (The Rendezvous) 11/14/2009
240. # # Bastard Son's Story 10/27/2009

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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