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. # # His Life As A Poem (Inspired By The Poems Of Shalom Freedman) 10/20/2009
216. # # Flicker (For Meggie Gultiano) 12/8/2009
217. # #sorting Pictures (Edited 11/11) 11/3/2009
218. # # The Prize 10/27/2009
219. # Day Of Empty 5/19/2009
220. # # Brown Leaves 1/21/2010
221. Bare-Back Rider (A Lucid Dream) 9/8/2009
222. A Swan Song Reverie 8/4/2009
223. Like Onion 2/27/2009
224. # Dawn's Awakening (Inspired By A Poem By Jasmin Whyte) 5/26/2009
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!)

My Muse

My muse is not a lady
My muse is a man
My muse is a man who haunts me

My muse is not a woman
Whom I would understand
My muse is a man who torments me

My muse is not a she
For she would set me free
My muse is a man who's possessed me

My muse is not imaginary
My muse is a man
As real - as tortured as I am

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