When words are written
In box of 150 characters
Meanings’ lost in-between
As I was browsing at my photo archives, I noticed in one specific photo having this detail at the background. I zoomed out and amused on what it entails. With just one look you can tell on how these two travelers delegate responsibilities.
Light come now quickly
Shadows hide in your absence
Reveal what needs be
… like rain that falls
Floods my heart with thoughts in vain
Then so love appears.
Flowers of May spring
Fragrance and beauty radiates
In the Philippines, May signals the end of the summer season. Most flowers are in their peak blooming. This is also the month where more numbers of festivals are held. One of these is the festive called Flores de Mayo or “Flowers of May”, the participation of the town’s most beautiful young ladies symbolizes the purity and innocence of the Blessed Mother.
Little by little I hear a singing lyrebird Sits on a tree-top Little by little She mimics my song of love Springs from my heart Little by little A hunter wanders nearby Walks toward my route Little by little He renders a lullaby Waits for my sleep Little by little He whispers song of spell Poisons of my heart Little by little The lyre mutes on the tree-top Falls that very swift
Anaphora is a literary term for the practice of repeating certain words or phrases at the beginning of multiple clauses or, in the case of a poem, multiple lines. The phrase “A time to,” as used in the third Chapter of Ecclesiastes, is a good example of anaphora. This post by Rebecca Hazelton on the Poetry Foundation’s blog gives other great examples of anaphora in action, from Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech to Homer Simpson.
So today, NaPoWriMo challenges us to write a poem that uses anaphora. When you feel like time is moving fast, and you want the movements of events to go slow, I thought of the phrase “Little by Little”.