Sunday, September 04, 2005

My barangay

Lavigny 1

by Mila D. Aguilar

This was not a place for kings.
Chateau does not mean castle.
A library certainly can be
Sumptuous, and so a living room,
Or a garden, a habit brought
By one British aristocrat's
Daughter clothed by

Yves St. Laurent
To these rolling hills.
But five rooms do not make
A castle, not even ten.
Look at the vineyards,
Never more than a hectare,
Patched by the roadside

With corn, or pear, or forest
Like the tribes of old
This is my Swiss canton
My barangay
My country led not ruled
My beloved land.

August 26, 2005
1:53 pm

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