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Damsel reads her Poem



January 24, 2009, 7:30 pm
Wings & Wedges Matina Town Square
Davao City, Philippines



*Damsel reads "WORKSHOP"*

I sit at the center,
the red metal stool
carries my weight.
the girl in blue stares
me down with tiger eyes.

I face the other side,
drag the stool
as it screeches,
and bites my skirt—
sounding like my thoughts
of repulsion

The teacher shouts,
“What’s the central image?”
the girl nods,
not once but twice
as the man
hammers
my poems
on the table.

I face them both,
carrying
my own weight
he hurls my paper
up in the air,
Our eyes witness
as my words
fall
like loosened
leaves of a tree.



From left to right:
Jhoanna Lynn Cruz (thesis adviser),
Damsel, The Davao Writers' Guild Members

Photos by
Dominique Cimafranca and Mairis Flores

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15 endeavored to criticize:

Don Romantico said...

Something that you felt when you were about to recite? Good imagination...Like it damsel...specially the last lines,

Our eyes witness
as my words
fall
like loosened
leaves of a tree.

If only it were autumn, the fall would not be noticed...but...

Pratik Rimal said...

and i saw the pics...what are they damsel? huh? A package from USA, and what else? What was in it? How come you don't tell me? :-(

Damsel said...

Thanks Don Romantico! :) Can I ask you? what is Absence? :P

Pratik Rimal said...

Absence...when the leaves fall off a tree, that's absence...but then, remember, there's spring...when they will be together again...and there won't be absence...

Damsel said...

how about a dead tree? :)

Don Romantico said...

A dead tree is dead...and there's already absence of life...don't thing of absence in something dead...absence exists only when things are alive...when one's dead, you'll miss the presence, but you won't miss the absence...

Damsel said...

weeeeeeeeeeeee...
his absence is his presence?

Pratik Rimal said...

yes...weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.....his absence is his presence...weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee hehahahaha

Damsel said...

Silly! hehe

Nikkiboy said...

MY GOD! WA KO KAADTO! tsk.tsk.tsk.

Damsel said...

my gaaaaaaaahd jud nik. sayang all out performance baya si sir ricky. hehe. sige lang round three sa march daw, yeah, yeah, can't wait.

Don Romantico said...

what silly?

Damsel said...

nothing silly! :)

Pratik Rimal said...

huh? I'm gonna kill you silly. hehahahaha...

Damsel said...

if you'll kill me then I'll die... if i'll die, there'll be no Damsel, right? :) hehe