Water Vendor | Taal Volcano, Batangas Perhaps Brandi Carlile had this kind of face on mind while writing the first stanza of “The Story.” All of these lines across my face / Tell you the story of who I am / So many stories of where I’ve been / And how I got to where I am Those wrinkles, like small rivers trailing on her face, are storied. Laughter may have caused the line crawling on her cheek. Or tears. Or time. Life.
P, Poetry is the sincerest gift I could think of. For your birthday, a day shy from a leap day, I read a Wislawa Szymborska. Perhaps a sensitive soul like Szymborska can understand why I have to do some tweaks to make the poem more particular and intimate: changes like teacup to mug, Swift to Oliver. Love, Your Z P.Z. Yes, I’ll introduce my beloved river to you soon. Soon.
TERRA MANNA CAMPING & RESORT BADIAN, CEBU February 25, 2012 I visited Terra Manna again yesterday. It is arrogant of us to perceive that we know the place well after our first visit. Places have ways of surprising us. Have a happy Sunday, everyone. Love and Laugh, Jona of Backpacking with a Book