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POETRY: Reading Poets

At a poetry reading (my first time attending), I sat listening… And, oh boy, was it interesting!   Wordsmiths amateur and senior, one or two an award winner, gave a sampling...

An afternoon of poetry at the 1st Mindanao Book Festival

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 Feb) – Award-winning poet, writer, artist and professor Ricardo de Ungria was among a number of Mindanawon poets who...

Wanted: Moro for All Seasons

(Delivered by Dr. Hadji Mashur Bin Ghalib Jundam, Dean, of the UP Institute of Islamic Affairs and MNLF Representative at the 40th commemoration of the Jabidah Massacre on March 18, 2008 at Corregidor Island)

Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Rahiim
In the name of God Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Deliver for me a MORO
Ye virgin of mine hut
A MORO who cries not in pain
In thirst and in hunger, never shall he complain

Drought

Twists and cracks
The meadow parched
Amid the dreary notes
Of gales forlorn
As if to clutch
The breeze unseen
With feeble edges
Of grasses ungreen

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