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shoji (in Tagalog language with Japanese words)

 

 

 

 

 

shoji

(in Tagalog language with Japanese words)

 

 

 

 

 

may ikebana

 

handa na ang tatami


 

              wala pa rin siya

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

art and the language

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

art and the language

 

 

 

like sake's heaven,
like Du Fu's papers,
Basho's friend have gone—

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

panglaw (in Tagalog language)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

panglaw (in Tagalog language)

 

 

 

hanap-hanap siya—

hangga't nasilayan na

anumang dilim

na nakapalibot ay

nagmistulang liwanag








stephen speaks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

stephen speaks

 

 

 

just as some old song

played on my dreamy radio

sung by a maiden

that mimics its sincere voice

honesty constitutes it—







 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Reedited on 08.01.2020:

 

 

 

The second line was already previously edited but I simply have not changed or supplanted the poem during the previous publishing.  In that reedition, I changed "a" (i.e. "on a dreamy radio" to "my" (e.g. "on my dreamy radio").


Below is the unedited form (retained for comparison):


 

 

 

 

stephen speaks

 

 

 

just as some old song

played on a dreamy radio

sung by a maiden

that mimics its sincere voice

honesty constitutes it—



 



Second of all, I have removed/deleted a mistyped word "ho" at the very bottom of the poem which was believed to be possibly key in letters (unknowingly or unconsciously input from my keypad) that were somehow believed to happen after a while that I entered the poem.  It could be that the last time when entering & while editing its format (by adding more spaces to it (line spacing), at the end of the poem, and adding until the seventh line I possibly have been hitting some keys before publishing (due to the tactile sensitivity factor of my screen).  Thanks for reading on.

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to-day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

to-day

 

 

 

the sun shone on me

like the greeting of the birds

while at some plaza—

seated while i told her how

that day was so beautiful








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