Parallels Meet ( a poetry)

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“Dissecting the Blades”: ‘Mang Yuli’ Leaf Blade

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Barung – Leaf blade and the Gigunting – Long grass knife; these are traditional Filipino blades. Forged in fire by hands of a true legend, a real master of blade arts, GM Yuli Romo (follow his story …).

These blades, lesser known in the Filipino culture dissect a long lived and long kept tradition of our fellow Filipinos from Cebu … in Camotes Islands particularly… The art of blade fighting, a practice of original Filipino settlers in the south hundreds of years ago.

 

 

 

The Master Yuli Romo is not only a legendary bladesmith, he is also a true blade fighter, an heir to an indigenous tradition of bloodline of warriors from a clan among Tausugs…

Know more about GM Yuli and his traditional art in our feature story: “Finding an Ancient Art…”. 

There is more about Filipino’ History you need to know. Stay tuned and follow our stories for more discoveries yet to be told.

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Seen & Stare

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Serenity turns nimble

As dawn wanes

Hours ago

Life on the streets

Begins. Everybody’s

On the go

Surged on the scene

One early morning

Merged among the hustles

Of scurrying furs

And muscles

I’ve seen.

One corner stales

Tip of an eye

The one on the left,

Caught something

Someone squats still

The hurrying blurs

Suddenly focused

Someone stares

In an omnibus.

I had seen.

Is it a greet,

Or a grin.

His eyes blink enigma

Captured another stigma

The lenses

Of this borrowed camera

Only prints a porn

A little drama

A riddle, an illusion

All entertaining

Through illumination

Back to enigma.

Standing still

Trying to find focus

His veins turned

Gaze slurred

Shutter burned

I was shunned.

The enigma was real.

Reality slammed finally

As arms, boots, and elbows

Shook me.

Back to enigma

Is it a greet,

Or a grin.

Is he still

or had too much

to feel.

He kept still.

Only his gaze

His grin

His scene

Is moving, bustling

His own enigma.

Only he can tell

If it’s a greet

Or a grin

Or he grits

For he doesn’t

Choose this scene

Is it a smile

Is it a whine

Or he warns

I’ve been seen.

And stares deemed,

I had seen, and stare

From those who

scrolled pass him

It’s sinister.

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A Song of a Passing Light

via Daily Prompt: Glimmer

 

The sand

I bind lovers and childhood friends

Building sandcastles from my rough grains

I am the sand where you collect broken starfishes and glitters

My minuscule grains were rough but they shine

Now they’re gone…

 

The shore

I dance with the wind and the passing light from the sun

creating ripples from my obscure current

Come with me, the shore, where you hug my waves and sing under my lungs

The waters embracing you might be salty, but like tears, they are pure

Now the salty turned sour…

 

Both…

Someday, we’ll leave earth’s surface

Like a passing light,

We used to glimmer

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Connecting Fragments *

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“Fragmented. Diverse. Co-existing. These are three words I would describe my country. Despite fragments which need to connect, we persist to co-exist and break these barriers.”

 

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Fragmented.
This is how I remember my first lesson about the Philippines when I was a first grader. The first lesson is to describe a picture of small fragments of islands and islets being grouped under what are called Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Diverse.
Coming to know of the country, which I have to be proud of, is home for a more than a thousand of species many of which are endemic to the country’s abounding wealth and beauty of various forms of natural resources.
These descriptions show how vast are the forms of life living in the Philippines, not only those we can find in nature but most especially are the people in-charge of these possessions as a nation.

Baguio, Benguet has been my home since I started college. I am not a native of Benguet or in any part of the Cordillera, but I had a chance to…

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