Saturday, February 27, 2010

First Sight (Vampire Poem)

I see your face again tonight
staring back at me with those golden eyes
like amber aflame with desire
but why can’t I reach you
when you are so near
there’s something in you that keeps
me away from your arms
I could feel the heat of your breath
against my skin
my skin that tingles with passion each
time you were around

I see your face again tonight
amongst the crowd you stand out
your skin so white and flawless
so smooth that I could almost
feel it against mine
but something in your eyes always stops me
something more than passion
something like hunger

I see your face again tonight
the longing so deep
my body aches for your arms
my soul yearns for your voice
staring back at me
with those amber eyes, so cold
and yet so warm
then slowly you smiled
This poem will appear on Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine on its summer issue.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Chronicles of Bipolar Romance (Book Review)

The Rough Chronicles of Bipolar Romance
By Julie M. Tate
Self-Published Book

So honest it cuts deep into your heart.

As soon as I opened my mail and saw the book, The Rough Chronicles of Bipolar Romance, I know I’m up to something different, something extraordinary.

Ms. Tate’s book is something you will surely not ignore from its cover to its contents. Her poems are like actual stories that you will crave for more. Reaching the end of the line of each poem made me sigh and beg for more. Her words flow naturally as if she is talking right next to you. The way she describes her every poem will etched right into your heart and will leave deep marks on your soul.

Few of my favorite poems are Voyeur, Glass Slipper Pt. II and A Visitor at Closing Time. Somehow I can relate with her tales as one of them happened to me one way or another in my past life. It is like looking on a mirror, reflections of the past just came back to me in a flash as soon as my mind starts to wander on her poems. She tells her poems in a way, most traditional editors will ignore. But that’s the biggest things most traditional editors missed from this kind of work. They missed the sense of everything from the sense of feel up to the sense of taste. Ignoring those important things will make any writer’s work turn into waste.

The Rough Chronicles of Bipolar Romance by Julie M. Tate is the kind of poetry chapbook you will surely read again and again. Her words will linger in your mind, digging deep into your consciousness as every word will surely search the deepest part of your soul. So good you’d ask for a second, then third then fourth serving of it again and again.

To know more about the book and the author, Julie M. Tate, you can visit her website at

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Because of Spring

so fragrant, this morning
all my pains forgotten
because of you, spring

Friday, February 12, 2010

One Spring Haiku

puddle after puddle
on the road, remains of
last year's haiku

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Huge Blue Book Review

Huge Blue
By Patrick Pilarski
Leaf Press
ISBN 978-1-926655-02-4

Vivid Tour Guide

Huge Blue by Patrick Pilarski is a collection of Japanese form poetry which revolved in the beauty and breath taking sights found in Canada. Every written poem is entwined with colors that you could almost see it right through the pages. The smell and feel of his words will make you jump right through his books. Even the cold wind seems visible, touching your skin as you turn the pages for more beautiful and profound pomes.

Huge Blue as I must say is one of the best Japanese form poetry book I get my hands on. Mr. Pilarski’s words will take you high up in the Canadian skies. His book will almost make you feel as if you are already standing on the cold land of Canada. Your eyes will see things in different ways as you read his poems.

Huge Blue is so vivid you’d forget you are just sitting right in your home.

For more details about the book and its author, visit

Friday, February 5, 2010

More Pics from Shea's field trip

Shea Leigh Field Trip

These pics were taken yesterday (Feb. 05, 2010) from my daughter's Field trip. They went to crocodile farm and to one of the historical places in Manila, the Fort Santiago. This was the same place where our national hero, Dr. Jose Rozal was kept as a prisoner by the Spaniards.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My son, Jibrill Shaun's 4th Birthday

This is my son, Jibrill Shaun's 4th birthday. He just turned 4 yestreday (Feb. 03, 2010).