joan ariete

—para kang Jorge Luis Borges
kikinyud ya ing tigri
pakuldas kareng mangaskup a eskinita
ding pakabuknul a dalan
na alang sentru
nung makananung ing algebra
magbayit yang konseptu
o ing metung a amanu
daragdagan ne ing kayang uyat

matuling a uran
ing miglate king kayang
mangaplas a bituka

bawat bakas ding bitis ning tigri mamuu
yang malating tigri
king kilub ning makaliling api

*David Stanford Burr is a managing editor at St. Martin's Press and a professor at New York University where he teaches poetry writing workshops. He is the Barnes & Noble poetry series editor for poetry anthologies and the author of The Poet's Notebook: Inspiration, Techniques, and Advice on Craft. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Barrow Street , The Kean Review, Manhattan Literary Review, Lips, Istanbul Literary Review, Seventh Quarry, and in several anthologies. David also edits poetry manuscripts for major New York City book publishing companies.
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About the author. Joan Ariete was born and bred in Lubao, Pampanga. She earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines-Diliman in 2004. She worked as a junior writer for Summit Publishing's YES! Magazine from 2005-2006. She is currently collaborating with a friend on a photo-documentary featuring the Burmese community of New York. She currently lives in New York City.
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