I Want the Wide American Earth

17 Sep No Comments geejlang Issue 45, Poems

By Carlos Bulosan [This poem] was written by Bulosan and mimeographed by members of the Cannery Union (UCAPAWA) to help generate funds for the defense of two union officers who were facing deportation because of legitimate but radical union activities. The plea for contributions attached here was printed on the

The Quiet Side

18 Jul No Comments Aileen Ibardaloza-Cassinetto Issue 45, Poems

by Angelina M. Claver Come walk on the quiet side, to the meadows, gently. Take care not to tread on the downy fiddlehead or crush the shy fawn lilies, aquiver underfoot. Breathe. Rest awhile, by a fallen mother tree nursing buds of a new hemlock or a baby mulberry. Walk

the relational elations of ORPHANED ALGEBRA

17 Jul No Comments Aileen Ibardaloza-Cassinetto Issue 45, Poems

by Eileen R. Tabios [1] I forgot other boys like Samuel and Elwin whose bones became transparent…. I forgot imagination cannot alchemize air into protein…. I forgot an ascetic’s illusion of ecstasy will always be illusion due to its condition precedent: a suffering so unmitigated it hollowed non-survivors from children

The Boy Who Decided Otherwise

17 Jul No Comments Aileen Ibardaloza-Cassinetto Issue 45, Poems

By Remé Grefalda Flung to the summer winds Lucas Antonio Floats lightly on a wave a millisecond scar Lucas lay still and mute Within your cavernous ache Encircled by your tidal wave Of tears Then and even Now While his ashes soar astray Lucas nimbly clears his way into Your

Summoning

17 Jul No Comments Aileen Ibardaloza-Cassinetto Issue 45, Poems

by Alma Anonas-Carpio I have lit the flame. I summon thee, call out thy name, Hold you, lay my claim. Transcend memory, Traverse this path of coldest stone. Break me, make me whole. Stand with me, please take My hand and raise me to the dais. Don’t let me touch

Kay Kandido Azpiazu, Miyembro ng Euzkadi Ta Askatasuna

17 Jul No Comments Aileen Ibardaloza-Cassinetto Issue 45, Poems

ni Edgar Bacong 2015 OOV Resident Poet Nang inukupa ng iyong kuwento Ang isang pahina ng pahayagang Naging kasalo ko sa agahan Nakisabay sa paggulong ang aking ulo Sa mga katawang inutas ng iyong ideolohiya. At sa pagitan ng mga bantas at talata ng balita Namulaklak ang mga katanungang Di

© 2001, Our Own Voice