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Poem by Karlo Sevilla

Tag-ulan Na Naman...

Pag nagkapera, magrerenta Ng condo unit. Sa ika-sampung palapag. At kapag umuulan, tatabi  Sa bintana. Aasa na sa pagtila'y May aarkong tsambang Bahaghari. O kahit man lang silang Mga naglalakad sa lansangan Ay sisilong sa mga payong Na iba't iba ang kulay. Para masaya.


It’s Rainy Season Again…

If I earn some money, I’ll rent

A condo unit.

On the 10th floor.

And when it rains, I’ll stay

By the window.

I’ll hope for a rare rainbow

To arc in the sky.

Or at least for the people

Walking along the street below

To take shelter under umbrellas

Of different colors.

So it will be happy.




Karlo Sevilla writes from Quezon City, Philippines and authored “Metro Manila Mammal” (Soma Publishing, 2018), a full-length poetry collection, and “You” (Origami Poems Project, 2017), a microchap. Also in 2018, his poem won third place in Tanggol Wika's DALITEXT 2018 poetry contest, and his partial translation into Tagalog of Dylan Thomas’ poem, “And Death Shall Have No Dominion,” won a reader's choice award from Human Rights Online Philippines’ 8th HR Pinduteros Choice Awards. His poems appear in Philippines Graphic, Philippines Free Press, ALPAS Journal, Rambutan Literary, Eastlit, Kitaab, Anak Sastra, and elsewhere. He tweets at @KarloSevilla.

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