Monthly Archives: March 2016

Editing myself – Jewels from SOUND BEFORE WATER

Grief is as sure as love. This poem which is included in SOUND BEFORE WATER (UST Publishing House, 2013) came to mind when I heard of a friend’s loss. Today I decided to take out the final line. In the book it still ends with “Grief is nothing but a shadow.”


She closes her eyes.
A picture book world
propped up by her left foot
against tree bark

Light rain,
silent, reawakens
paintbrush colours,
landscapes on paper.

Tiny drops,
jewels, gather
on her hair, eyelashes.

There are moments
that linger,
she remembers.

Her hands trace the damp
skin of trees. Remnants

gone beyond touch.


Graphic reviews A Thousand Eyes

The Philippines Graphic released a review of A THOUSAND EYES. The text is up on the legendary magazine’s Facebook page HERE. I hope you enjoy the review and consider getting hold of the book – if you live in Manila or anywhere in the Philippines. Unfortunately the digital version is still not available.


Sniffing Out Madness

One photo from a Donald Trump campaign caught my eye. Sometimes you need not look further.

Trump campaign crazy look lady terrified baby