“A Poem in the Suggestion of an Emotively Philosophical Sculpture” by Emeniano Acain Somoza, Jr.

A Poem in the Suggestion of an Emotively Philosophical Sculpture

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In an origami class, the teacher talks
about light & shade, how the sun’s slow
leave-taking lends viability
to art-is-an-ism, why the moon & stars
can only thrive in the cold embrace
of black velvet

Water as universal solvent or no fortress
stands irreducible by rain, dew, moisture:
so take a cloudy afternoon to fold, mold
papers, stone, vision needing air-
strip like a wickerwork, sculpture – poem
silhouetting for a take off

In an afternoon of nonstop downpour, I watch
my notepad consumed by the seething rain,
at the foot of The Pieta

 

Emeniano Acain Somoza, Jr. is a Communications Officer in the Middle East and author of A Fistful of Moonbeams, his first poetry chapbook published by Kilmog Press in April 2010. Although foremost a poet, he is also a fictionist, an essayist and a playwright. Somoza hails from Siquijor Island in the Philippines. His writing has been widely published in his home country (Philippines Free Press, Philippine Graphics, Ateneo University Press, Cultural Center of the Philippines, etc.) and internationally (Moria Poetry, Troubador 21, Gloom Cupboard, Haggard & Halloo, Buddhist Review, Full Of Crows, Shot Glass Journal, Triggerfish Critical Review, Barnwood International, and elsewhere.). He received a degree in Bachelor of Mass Communication from the University of the City of Manila and masteral units in Creative Writing from the University of the Philippines-Diliman.

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One thought on ““A Poem in the Suggestion of an Emotively Philosophical Sculpture” by Emeniano Acain Somoza, Jr.

  1. Reblogged this on Nostrovia! Poetry and commented:
    The Original Van Gogh’s Ear Anthology publishes some interesting pieces

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