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Zaya's Poetry Featured to Honor Doc PenPen in Manila

It is with great excitement that we announce Zayra has been invited to celebrate as a delegate panelist to honor Pentasi affectionately known as "Doc PenPen" in a historical event in Manila this November.  Her poem "Father of Art & Poetry in Focus" will be featured in the commemorative volume of Doc PenPen's book of International tributes. 

 

PENTASI B HISTORICAL FORUM

                 & OUR INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP POETRY CELEBRATION 2013

               

SPONSORED BY:  THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF THE PHILIPPINES 

WHEN:      NOVEMBER 15, 2013!

WHERE:    MARBLE HALL, THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES

 

Father of Art & Poetry In Focus
by Zayra Yves

begin with one point of light:
a center, a void, an egg of heat and blush

our eyes follow the photographic film
as the soul enters through a dance of magic
and speaks poems into existence

born from fluid paradox
spiral of psychedelic


words ignite from the fire of teeth

from the volcano of mouth:

a connection, a direction, a marriage
    of colors, printed in periods from the heart
         skin to skin

(the closer it is

         the more it separates)
 
   folds into trinity angles
   the sounds of cello, violin and vase
         of mother, child, lover

               plus one

creates a tear drop from islands of jade
scattered into pale blue beaches
of inspiration under the shade trees

a star with bursting points of light
write angels, write holiness into tender air

where God appears
in the gardens as flowers bloom
on the crowns of dancing girls

thin as a horizontal curve
of earth, of hips, of smiles and pure eyes
and we hear the mouths full of sliced pineapples,
laughing in paradise
tumbling over-sized on pale backgrounds

that climax of words bewitched by love
kissed on lips and toes, women with eyes closed

the expression of divine joy
some with surprise
as the poetry reaches a zenith 

where the Father of Poetry has no need
to explain it, it is everything:

the good, the true, the beautiful,
it is complete
       
(copyright by Zayra Yves)