You spoke to me of love


You spoke to me of love –

how it found you one day

unaware, unprepared…

How it made you otherwise, glad.


You told me of its wonders

and pitfalls, the kind whispers

That seemed – nothing then…

just sweet, but not beyond recall.


You narrated how, it took you by surprise..

In a world of miseries and tears

the sun could shine, manage to shine…

Bask in cheers, quiet comforts, momentous joys.


Image of the countryside in Russia in the 1850s

Love speaks from the stillness and quiet of the night/











In your story, you said

you have not known happiness till then.

And the hoping and believing in that thing –

so abstract, called future.


And it would have been real

life-like, even…

In its simplicity and plainness – –

You two were made for each other.


Love is not complicated, according to you

It sorts, arranges, filters; it distills

Puts things in their… proper places

Lovers beside each other – love, between. πŸ™‚


Image of Ryan O'Neal and Ali MacGraw in the movie, Love Story

The movie, Love Story, is a modern-day rendition of romanticism/







Happy, happy New Year to all! Hope 2013 was good to you and 2014 will even be better…Β πŸ™‚ This was written a good while ago, as part of my Β project on romanticism in the Tagalog sites, an attempt am unsure if I could finish, ahaha. Keep your fingers crossed for me, guys… πŸ˜‰


Let’s indulge the romantics in us, here’s Jessie J with We Found Love



and Francis Lai‘s Where Do I Begin? on YouTube.Β Thanks for the visits and the love, hope you’re keeping well. πŸ™‚


37 comments on “You spoke to me of love

  1. June says:

    Happy New Year and Advanced Happy Valentine’s Day Ate San. (Where we come from, if we could talk of Xmas in November then we can talk of Valentine in January makes a bit of sense right?) Love 3X! πŸ™‚
    Nice poem. It gives delight to those hopeless romantics out there. πŸ˜€

    • huge thanks, June. hey, i just took your lead, kapatid – four-letter word to kick off 2014, hehe. πŸ˜‰ it’s an old composition, one of the few lounging in the drafts folder. i’ve a guest posting, expected to come out this week (but haven’t). hmn, the sites sometimes get zero view already, in relation to the problem i told you. thus, recourse to l-o-v-e topic – in January. sus, what blogging life. πŸ˜‰ hardly have time yet, to blog and hop around… πŸ™‚ you take care…

      • June says:

        Oh well, if anything else fails, we can post about the four letter word. It’s safe to talk about, perhaps even puts us on common ground. πŸ™‚
        You have a guest posting, yeey, will look forward to it. The views will rise and fall but we bloggers will stand tall hehe.
        I’ll take care… likewise. πŸ˜‰

      • ahaha, am hastening the demise of my virtual identity by talking about love in my posts, kapatid. most Filipino bloggers are of the mind that love is only for the young and for somebody my age to be discussing it here freely – that’s shooting my foot several times. πŸ™‚

        a, the guest post is about history, an event in history… “The views will rise and fall but we bloggers will stand tall.” optimism to the highest level, love the spirit. πŸ™‚

        btw, do not kill me for my recent comment in your post. let us have peace in our hearts, please?… πŸ˜‰

      • June says:

        Haha Demise? You can blog about death but your blog would never die.. unless of course if you know…hehe
        No matter what they say, love knows no age, gender and bounds. Everyone can discuss about it but the only challenge is to discuss it with acceptability and aesthetics. πŸ™‚

        Yes, we’ll stand tall. Mabuhay!

        I won’t kill you, I’ll have you killed. The news said that it’s so cheap to hire a gunman hehe. I’m super kidding of course. πŸ™‚ About your comment, we’ll you can see for yourself what my reply was.
        A great day to you Ate San!

      • good evening, June… i’ll answer this first, ha… i’ll reply to your reply in your post when i’ve more time, hehe. thanks for the patronizing words, kapatid. and for thinking i’ve something to say in my blogs. πŸ™‚

        a, hindi rin… sometimes, i also get affected by the harsh words and the mean and inconsiderate interpretation of my posts. some reader-bloggers could be insensitive sometimes… ayon, siguro.

        ahaha, i was expecting you’d say all is fair in love and war. but that’s been said way too many times. actually, you put it better. and your use of bounds is unexpected, elegant and diplomatic – ikaw na. most people i know use the phrase, race, class and status. but you say it better – bounds. hanggaling. πŸ™‚

        come on! you won’t do that. the hired killer would run away with the money and let me live, haha. now, that’s another plot, pang-indie film, hehe. hey, i saw it na, been thinking how am gonna bail myself out reply passably to that one, hehe.

        many thanks for coming back here, allowing me another lease at life and you sleep well… πŸ™‚

  2. ceriserose says:

    Hi San… I was so touched by the kind words you left on my space. Thanks so much, dear friend, for your regular attention! Permit also to say to you my bests wishes for the New year, extend this to all your beloved. Thank you for the amazing song…

    • oh, i find peace and a different perspective, when i read on your blog, Cherry. it’s just, i encounter problems (technical) when i leave comments there. thus, some of my comments in your posts remain unposted… :c but it’s always a joy to come visit your place. ^_^

      thanks, for the sweet words. i wish you well – a kind life and a bunch of thoughtful people near you, ahaha. you’re welcome, my pleasure. πŸ™‚

      i heard it’s still snowing a lot, over there. keep self healthy, cheerful & warm…

  3. 25pesocupnoodles says:

    hmmmm….ganda ng tuLa. pati ang song(s) na naihandog! kakakiLiG. hehe.

    • hmmn… salamat, Cup. glad you liked them. ba’t ka kinilig, naman… hehe πŸ™‚

      • 25pesocupnoodles says:

        β€˜yung second song mo favorite ng yumaong Ama. parang na i connect ko tuloy na β€˜yung sumikat ang kantang β€œwhere do i begin”, naisip ko lang na siguro yan yung kasikatan kung kelan sila mama at papa nagliligawan. nag work back sa computation ng age ng aming panganay na kapatid, hahaha. wari ko lang ha.

      • ahihi, yown pala… ay, nai-post ko na yaan sa dpsa, kay shirley bassey ang original? kamo mo pa, palitan natin? hihi… do’n sa about being passionate ng singers noon…

        pati pala yong first song, ulit din (in another, later post). kay rihanna naman original song ng WFL… medyo mahaba and connected discussions about romanticism, Cup. don’t know if nakakalahati na… ^^

        you know why nakakakilig Where Do I Begin? ’cause it talks about perfect love, ayiii. sa totoong buhay, no love is perfect, but we are fond of thinking that there is one such. yowwn… waving. πŸ˜‰

  4. aysabaw says:

    Hahaha, sabi na eh Happy Balentayms Ate San πŸ˜›

  5. Harbans says:

    Love is a real panacea for all the ills which are self inflicted or are due to those held dear to us. Love’s far reaching affect cures everything! Such is the enchanting affect of this God given trait!

  6. batopik says:

    WOW!!! Ang ganda! May nalalaman pang “Lovers beside each other – love, between”

    • aysows, salamat po. ei, noong elem, isinusulat mo names nyo sa likod ng notebook – magkatabi names, hihi, tapos, nilalagyan ng heart sa gitna, hehe. hwag itatanggi… πŸ˜‰

      • batopik says:

        Hahaha! Oo nga no! Galing ah, dun mo ba yun binase? Haha. Pero hindi, iba talaga yung linya mo dito. Poetic at malalim! Hihi.

      • ahaha. oo and hindi rin, batopik girl… yes, because our understanding of love is usually basic and simple (as the verses above are..). no, because actually, am discussing (may discussion talaga) or relating thru the poem, the philosophy of love as it is experienced ordinarily by us. that one thing love does for the afflicted is to see clearly, to achieve clarity (remember salansan poem?). ayon… ei, salamat sa appreciation, dear. πŸ™‚

  7. nadia says:

    Hope you are having a fabulous 2014! How are you doing ‘San? I came back here after such a long time (which I humbly apologize for, of course) but then what do I see? A poem on love! Looks like someone is looking forward to an interesting Valentine’s day *wink* *wink*

    And thank you SO much for leaving such sweet comments on my blog that I always look forward to. You always make me smile!

    • whoah, fabulous, i like that, Nadia. hope i will have a good 2014. will begin by trying to be good myself, haha. it’s alright, you’ve been busy with the transfer and the turn of the year chores, i know… ^^

      oh, i’ll burst your bubbles, dear, sorry. the You in the poem is plural, sadly. but i’ll leave the wishing for my lovelife to you – it might have a better chance then.

      no problem, it’s my pleasure, lagi. may iba-backread pa me ro’n. saka uulitin… have a good week, hugs… πŸ™‚

  8. this is a beautiful ode to Love, so tenderly written. i just wanted to visit a bit to ty for liking so many of poems, i was so happy to see you on my pages again. please don’t be a stranger….

    • hello, whocouldknowthen… thank you. πŸ™‚ but your poems are beautiful and moving. i do drop by your place every now and then… will be coming back. do come over here, too, from time to time. happy 2014! πŸ™‚

  9. This is beautiful. “Puts things in their proper places”. So true, I think. Love… true love… it simplifies. πŸ™‚

    • why, thank you so much, Alarna… love simplifies, yes. love is splendid and yet, it has always escaped me, lol. i must be from Venus or some other planet, an obscure one, haha. πŸ˜‰ hope you are warm and kept, dear…

  10. It’s late for any new year’s wishes, but I just want to say that it’s really a lovely poem you have written here.

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