Category Archives: Poetry

Youth

Here is an excerpt from a poem called “Youth”, by Samuel Ullman (1840-1924), emailed to me by my japanese host “Otosan” (“father”) when he learned I was leaving Japan for Sweden way back 2001. A very beautiful poem, which alongside Desiderata, … Continue reading

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An Ode to the Pussy(cat)

Here’s a Valentine’s poem to you all from Edward Lear, ~1870. One of the very few poems I still know by heart, and can recite with feelings…LOL. The Owl and The Pussycat I. The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea … Continue reading

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Revenge Of The Green Banana

She picked up the bunch of bananas lying on the mahogany kitchen table and studied it with great care. It was a bunch of five. One was completely green, three were greenish-yellow, and the last was sun-riped, with the outer … Continue reading

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For Sale: Baby Shoes

The poet Ernest Hemingway reportedly claimed that his best work was a story he wrote in just six words. Since I dabble, every now and then, with what I call digital poetry, here is my take on his work: Can … Continue reading

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But I Did Not Ask You To Love Me

You came out of the blue asking for directions. I showed you where it is. I was just being friendly. But I did not ask you to love me. You said you were tired. Got you a cup of tea. … Continue reading

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An Ode To The Swedish Winter

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The Nervous Heart of A Young Man in Love

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.   … Continue reading

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