and the ricefields
and the mountains
were in silent prayer
as they listened to
--- Jason Montana, September 27, 2010
Jason Montana reacted yesterday to the previous blog "Unfinished Poem" and confirmed the existence of these places of worship in caves at the sierras and cordilleras in the Northern Philippines. He said:
The stars and the rice fields and the mountains were in silent prayer as they listened to Ave Marias."
*One of the Philippines' mountain provinces, and still a sanctuary of nationalist rebel cadres.
AN INVITATION TO POST YOUR 'EKPHRASIS" POEM:
This blog invites poets inclined to write their "ekphrasis" poems based on photo artist Bobby Wong's "A Place of Worship" (inset -- Please click on image to see a larger version).
Please send them to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as the muse allows. (See the previous post "Unfinished Poem" for this blog's primer.)
Disparate reactions should create a "gestalt" or even a "surprise pregnancy" as the late Filipino-American poet Jose Garcia Villa refers to his ars poetica.
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