Dance

You and me.

We.

Together.

Let us dance while the storm is raging

Even if we step on each other’s toes, let us keep looking

into each other’s eyes.

Let us feel the beat in our hearts,

that rhythm of love that won’t give up

the music of memories that holds us up

unbowed

unfazed

by the gloom.

copyright 2020 – Carla A. Romarate-Knipel

On drinking tea alone

English:

liquid love flowing

from a porcelain vessel

shaped to hold

warmth and comfort,

…each sip

soothes the soul.

Hiligaynon/Ilonggo:

inom-inom sang cha –

ga-isahanon apang masadya!

tumalagsahon ini nga tini-on

sa katapusan sang panag-on.

Akon ginapasalamatan ini nga dulot,

gikan sa akon bana,

mapinalangga-on nga kaupod.

Hala sige higop sining matam-is nga ilimnon

samtang nagahanduraw

sang iya matam-is nga pololongon.