Bicol Region, Philippines

Mount Mayon

Mount Mayon

by Ramon P. Orticio

Standing queenly at the edge of the sea
Greeting everyone in perfect majesty
Huge and gigantic so pure and beautiful
A lovely creation for us all

Slopes gently bent on every side
A faultless symmetry none can hide
Matchless in ways and charm
So dear a lady smiles with warmth

Morning glances cast on every window
Over the rooftops flowers watch aglow
A sublime sight at the close of day
And at dusk she fades to pray

Far be it from me that I should forget
Such ethos in splendor so divine
For either sorrow, pang or pain
Winnows precious memories in vain

copyright © 2012 Ramon P. Orticio


One response

  1. Mary ann

    Nice poem papa…

    September 2, 2012 at 12:59 PM

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