In my ever shrinking free-time, I dabble with a kind of poetry that is heavily influenced by the use of computer. It is called digital poetry. Here is one, written in Tagalog, entitled “Tibok ng Puso”. English translation follows.
Nothing can equal the intense feeling of a young man’s heart whenever he is with the lady of his dreams. Every smile, every glance are given sweet meanings. Oh, that thing called love! Brings chills to the bones! How wonderful! Like a sudden raindrop in a long dry summer, extinguishing the thirst of a dragonfly in search of a flower’s nectar. But his nervousness reminds one of the steps of a field animal walking on the meadows, his chest thumping. Thump…thump…thump!