Shadowed by These Mountains: Two Poems

Midnight Moon

Nearing midnight, the moon, from up here in San Mateo Mountain,
lords over the stoic streetlamp right across the crossroad
(from where I stand waiting for the passenger jeep
that will take me down, back home). In half an hour,
down at another crossroad, at the lonely city highway
which has decided to rid itself of traffic,
the moon glowers, chastens…

By Karlo Silverio Sevilla

Traveling Through Mountain Province

Early morning, a breezy ride high up along winding
mountain road. Encircled by her sierra, I am
torn between reading and just gazing outside
the open window of this ordinary bus.

A comfort, shadowed by these mountains.
It’s as if nature encloses with
its protective earthen walls;
formidable shelter
from harm.

By Karlo Silverio Sevilla

town surrounded by green mountains

K.-Sevilla-author photoKarlo Sevilla is a freelance writer who lives in Quezon City, Philippines. His poems have appeared of are forthcoming in Philippines Graphic, Indiana Voice Journal, Outcast Poetry, Anti-Heroin Chic, Eunoia, Kitaab, Wraith Infirmity Muses, an Origami Poems Project microchap, in the respective first anthologies of Peacock Journal, Riverfeet Press, and Eternal Remedy, and elsewhere. Click here to read his blog: Karlo Sevilla of Quezon City

Photo of the town of Banaue in the Philippines by Alan Kraft

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