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NaPoWriMo success and a great, big thanks!

Where I am right now (Sydney), only a few hours remain of the last day of April 2015. I’ve written and posted the 30th poem I aimed for at the start of the National Poetry Writing Month, dedicating myself to posting one poem every day for 30 days. This also means my personal challenge has been a success! It was daunting and exhilarating at the same time, mulling over words and […]

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‘the thing’

‘THE THING’ (NaPoWriMo 2015)   and so the thing is love always is always will be   what these words mean what they show and say always what is not   the thing is i am in love with the thing called love   yet my heart is still lost always is always will be   © ramon loyola 2015 NaPoWriMo (30 April 2015)

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‘WE’ (NaPoWriMo 2015)   When time stands still, in the middle of our breaths, do you feel that single spark of energy that flows between the skin, like static that electrifies the lips and makes the hair stand? I feel it every time you kiss me, when it is no longer you and I, but us and we.   © ramon loyola 2015 NaPoWriMo (29 April 2015)

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‘lost and found’

‘LOST AND FOUND’ (NaPoWriMo 2015)   his heart is the field of dreams for those whose aim is to get all the scores in the game.   he had lost so many times at play that he could no longer get himself to believe in his own dreams.   he had to lose first, you see, before he could win his place in the ultimate game of love.   because […]

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‘HISTORIES’ (NaPoWriMo 2015)   We were twelve and the summers were long, when birds seemed to hum in rhythm with the silent passing clouds.   You touched me there, where the skin smelled of the sun, and told me of a fate only we could have foreseen.   We were nineteen and the rain fell for four straight days, when you said it was your destiny to place yourself beside […]

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‘love like’

‘LOVE LIKE’ (NaPoWriMo 2015)   Love like there’s no air. Catch every single breath and behold every face, every object in space.   Love like there’s no light.             Claw through the dark             and grab the empty air,             pretend someone’s there.   Love like there’s no horizon.             Flail your arms around             and fling your body across,             like gliding through a ford.   Love like there’s […]

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‘IDENTITY’ (NaPoWriMo 2015)   He had light brown eyes, and so did I. His skin was tinged olive, and so was mine. His lips shone red, and so did mine. When we merged, we got lost in each other. And so we each stayed where we were, where we can both shimmer in the flickering sun.   © ramon loyola 2015 NaPoWriMo (24 April 2015)

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‘TOKENS’ (NaPoWriMo 2015)   if your hands are trembling in the dark do not worry; they are just anticipating hope, the need for tender skin to touch.   if you shiver in the cold do not fret; your bones are just talking, merely responding to wisdom.   if your skin feels too warm in the sun do not get troubled; it is only tingling in delight, keenly expecting the joys […]

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‘PUDDLES’ (NaPoWriMo 2015) Moving against the wild wind towards home today, I found a trace of your face in a puddle. A wavy image, speckled and fuzzed by the small droplets of rain. It was at once fluid and sharp like I remembered it on the day you went away. I always see your face in puddles. I always like it when it rains. © ramon loyola 2015 NaPoWriMo (22 […]

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