Weekly Photo Challenge: Flowers (RIP Tuvera and Tiempo)

Today, I dedicate these flowery snaps to a Philippine National Artist for Literature, Maam Edith Tiempo and  Kerima Polotan Tuvera, a journalist, editor, novelist and short story writer.  Here’s to women who rock and write.  May you rest in peace.

Seeds of Love

Hanging by a thread

Packed and good to go

Line the path

Purple Guard

Sunshine Vibration

Pink Lonesome

Bloomin' Yellow

Orange you glad am beside red?

White Out

Bonsai

All that I love
I fold over once
And once again
And keep in a box
Or a slit in a hollow post
Or in my shoe.

All that I love?
Why, yes, but for the moment —
And for all time, both.
Something that folds and keeps easy,
Son’s note or Dad’s one gaudy tie,
A roto picture of a young queen,
A blue Indian shawl, even
A money bill.

It’s utter sublimation
A feat, this heart’s control
Moment to moment
To scale all love down
To a cupped hand’s size,

Till seashells are broken pieces
From God’s own bright teeth.
And life and love are real
Things you can run and
Breathless hand over
To the merest child.

– Edith L. Tiempo

grateful slice:  women writers and philippine literature in English

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