Decoupage

Poetry by | July 23, 2017

You and I piled words like how
we did with floral cut-outs
on a sanded surface.
One word after another,
clever
uncensored
raw

iterations of
revelation,
concealment,
– or bits of both.

What was it that glued
them together – our words?

When I look back,
I see exquisite words-art,
stunning in its
inscrutability.


Jearvy R. Lanohan teaches literature and writing at the Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus. She was a fellow to the 2011 Davao Writers Workshop.

Swan Song

Poetry by | February 12, 2012

Deftly,
I untwisted frayed tendrils
of memories and coaxed
from their strands
remnants of longings
that no longer have names
nor shapes.

As I traced fading trails
to your world, the wind
blew, sending up
in spirals dusty crumbs
of hope.

The heavens choked –
and wept.


Jearvy R. Lañohan teaches Literature at the Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus. She was a fellow at the 2011 Davao Writers’ Workshop.