Poetry

  • Waiting for Sunset (4)
    Now I am about to finish the final draft of a book of poetry. It took a few days before I started feeling better again. I asked my friends to look and comment. Sometimes I wonder if my large myomas have started shrinking. I will become insane without it. But looking at the book again, it ...
  • Waiting for Sunset (3)
    Now I am about to finish the final draft of a book of poetry. I asked my friends to look and comment. By that time I was more focussed on writing poetry. There was a very good comment from Ferdi. But I didn’t really see them as paintings. I see them as poems. But ...
  • Waiting for Sunset (2)
    Now I am about to finish the final draft of a book of poetry. My cat Earl Gray liked to stay there with me. I felt too exhausted. But looking at the book again, it is a very important personal project. I am an introspective person. I prefer to sit quietly and ponder on ...
  • Waiting for Sunset
    Now I am about to finish the final draft of a book of poetry. I asked my friends to look and comment. There was a very good comment from Ferdi. But I didn’t want to change the draft. I felt too exhausted. But looking at the book again, it is a very important personal project. It’s ...
  • COLONY-AL,FEUD-AL, AMYT-AL (5)
    inthe familiard arkness //eve ninthe fullest Ami-an holdsthe //oft hemoon blindman inherarms //why? shehas nopower tores tore hissight //why? sheholdson //tisim possible ansighs //tocry /* What is the time? */ Rup-isud /* Past midnight. */ -den ly asks /* The Colon y … */ /* We/re not going to the Colon y. */ /* I want to go. */ /* Youcant. */ Rup-i raises //helooksinto hishead //Ami-an’s faceandsees // — // ...
  • Hunt,ing-Less,ons (4)
    thepearl wait //patience -ed inthe shade ows he watched the hou sew //theone who al herethe old fellow lived //way swent out inthe nite thek nife g’listened //patience itwent a cross theold fell //he f -ow’s neck //ought! for dearlife hewas old //but strong likea wolf thepearl wait -ed among thesleep -ing flow ers inthe fieldsso //haaaaaaaaaa! -on the lit’tle girl arrived //myflower! sheAmi-an list’ened to thepearl she ...
  • JeDaVu (3.5)
    Ami-an falls claw -wing over him //soon thererethese shehas be come ananimal //hands be hindher they puller a way from Bartok and hiter onthead afew times //theanimal isgone theang ry wo man clutcheser head and looksup shesees threemen one oft hems he re members //an other Inhibitor /* Can I go now? */ sheg iggles likea luna /* Stay away from the Colon y ...
  • To the Merry Soldiers and Their Widows (3)
    Ami-an&Rup-i dress like Inhibitors //occasionally sothey could roama //tohunt for round the colon y //curs to sat is fythe bell i gerent s o u l the sepe oplein the colon y they wors hip the //like Inhibitors //gods twasnt diff i cult for Rup-i tol //tos it wither lure a wo man toothe //among the fields //sleeping flowers shednot evenmove whehe suck -led herb reasts hep ulls off thec /* ...
  • WATC,HER,WATC,HER (2.5)
    NIGHT,FALL his longhair was //YU-AN// mad eofc lay andhis palmshadthe colourof money his gray coat //DIN-AR// comp liment ed his complex -ion the blindone hadam //RUP-I// berfor eyes tog ether the y satby //handsin thefire //their pock /* When I hear burn -ets ing I rem member ap leasant din -er */ Rup-ispoke, Yuanlaughed /* Let me tell you what there is in burning, Rup-i. Along the edges of the ...
  • SPITANDCLANG! (2)
    GOOD,MORNING yell’ow hair //like corn’s swayi’mming in thevening breeze shed ‘ances //up,down,up,down,up,down,up,up losing breath feelike //ready-to-xplode suddenly herbell y opens //clang! very sudden ly no timenough to holdon onto the en-trails -slippery wet no timenough to stop //clang! dancing //up,down,up,down,up,down,up over her guts -slippery wet //clang! /* Stupid dreams */ cold water graze grazes herface //inthe mir bares herteeth //ror shesees they r white&sharp //bloodless herton gueis long,gray,pointed //cur hername is //..// // AMI-AN ...
  • To Beg In Wither (1)
    To beg in wither with her mind was -bot a pit -tom twas open andeceptive -less and receptive and no thing escaped it //nothing not eve enlight //moon especially //lite but some how ‘it’ went insider head herhead, frail, pure, quiet abyss, abbess, adream abond, anessence a mind-bridge //umbilicusmentis thattracted lite from //others //him //you by some unfortune fate forthis child … sweet child …. thee greatest lite came from the darkest ‘evil’ event’u’ally ‘it’ found her ...
  • The Queen
    The queen dies before rainfall. Soldiers, droning. The wooden house is emptied. Hollowed, ground. The wife now aged and weary. Love, unfound. Termites trail uphill. Workers, seeking. Fatima Lasay, San Roque Friday, June 6, 2014
  • Idle
    Verdant leaves of sweet potato. Lush, free. Food in exchange for money. Silver, tin. To buy food in verdant foil. MSG, plastic. Idle lands crack and split. Cough, spit. Fatima Lasay, San Roque Friday, June 6, 2014
  • Copra
    White meat shrivelled glistened. Sweltered, pressed. The hoard’s weight of fifty years. Per kilo, twelve. Half to the landlord’s son. Half, to debt. The earth soaked of his sweat. Salted, bled. Fatima Lasay, San Roque Wednesday, June 4, 2014
  • Habagat
    Late afternoon it began. Quietly, suddenly. Strength gathered at sea. A whirl, a wind. The rain fell like the mist. Thirsty, were we. The south still stirs tonight. Hurry, to me. Fatima Lasay, San Roque June 17, 2014
  • No Rain
    Gentle is the breeze that strokes. Lifts, gathers. Shadows disperse with clouds. No drizzle, no rain. She urinates on the floor. No sense, no shame. She wipes herself with her clothes. Shifts, listens. Fatima Lasay, San Roque Tuesday, June 17, 2014
  • Blanks
    Paper flutters on the balcony. Waves, peeps. Light morning breeze comes. Teases, then leaves. Her ink blots and smears. Sighs, then heaves. He empties her brush again. Blanks, sleeps. Fatima Lasay, San Roque Tuesday, June 17, 2014
  • High Noon
    High in the air in heat. Dry, dusty. Clock ticks for noon break. Tired, bored. A fan oscillates hot with hot. Sweat, parched. Rain clouds miles away. Slow, lazy. Fatima Lasay, San Roque Monday, June 16, 2014
  • Sunset
    The sun is slow and cautious. Sitting, letting. Her head rests upon his shoulder. Shadows, ripples. The tide comes to their feet. Clouds, dapples. Her soul waits for love. Lightly, setting. Fatima Lasay, San Roque Sunday, June 15, 2014
  • Lillies
    Lillies bloom in the morning. Four, a bundle. Their feet soaked in evening rain. Thirsty, drenched. Their tongues the colour of her sunburnt toes. Kissed, sunned. Stalks rise from dim to splendor. Laugh, a tumble. Fatima Lasay, San Roque Sunday, June 15, 2014
  • Baybayon
    Southwesterly winds at night. Sputtering, distant. The sound of rocks splitting. Heavy, weighing. The rains haul the sands. Surfing, breaking. She sits in the teahouse with his love. Nervous, constant. Fatima Lasay, San Roque Sunday, June 15, 2014
  • Evening Sombre
    Moist of yesterday’s rainstorm. The quiet, the night. Stars sparkle on her starkest skies. Terra, incognita. Her tired eyes shut to shut the world. Terra, in absentia. O! the verity of woman and lover. Of virtue, of vice. Fatima Lasay, San Roque Thursday, March 20, 2014
  • Morning Rain
    Light breakfast of bread. The cloud, the rain. Damp the lingering nectar scent. Sunbirds, crows. She hums to their melodious cry. The northerly, blows. The lover’s wine in her deep wound. The rain, again. Fatima Lasay, San Roque Sunday, March 16, 2014
  • Amihan
    Orioles courting and a day’s harvest. A huff, a gust. A snack of Malay-apples. A stirring, a star anise. Remains in her sultry summer kitchen. An ember, a promise. The long shadow of her lover’s call. The linger, the dusk. Fatima Lasay, San Roque Saturday, March 15, 2014
  • Full Moon
    White shards seep through slits of woven palm fronds. The roof, the sky. The bounteous moon resplendent for her sun-slaked skin. The hoot, the hiss. Diurnal life in a virtual world reserved for lovers. A breath, a breeze. Her twin fawns blush and burn for the Herder’s kiss. She pines, she sighs. Fatima Lasay, San Roque Saturday, March 15, 2014