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Sonnets For Rain

{to Rain Paggao, a bandmate, a best friend, and the brother I never had}


Your brilliant words were magical;
They always lit my mind.
Your simplest thoughts, sublime, divine;
They�d borne my spirits high.
In mirth or pain, in loss or gain,
Your songs poured forth like rain.
Not once before when we were young,
I found myself in drought;
You always poured like real rain,
�nriching me in delight.
And now from you I�m far away,
My friend, I miss you so.
Friendship built on brotherly love
Till old age may it last.


When you were Sun while I was Moon,
To us it mattered not.
The light you cast upon my path
Has never made me blind;
For you possess a noble soul,
Which Pride can never touch.
The words like rays your pen did shine
Illuminated mine.
The songs you made, the hopes you gave
Are always in my heart.
When �twas my turn to be the sun,
As Moon you did your part.
Whoever�s Sun or Moon, I know,
To us it matters not.


So many bards did sing of stars,
Whose beauty they could see.
The chords you strummed on your guitar
Had always brought me glee.
The words I wove, the tunes you plucked�
They blended�harmony!
Among the stars our songs retired;
They twinkle when I�m sad.
I know, stars, in reality,
Are but a burning gas.
Despite that, you remain to be
The brightest I can see.
A star�that�s what you�ll always be,
Forever �nspiring me!


In various hues you came to me
In times when I was blue.
December then, remember when�
Oh, what a rendezvous!
I awed you with my Cure attire;
In turn, you stunned me, too:
Your licks and tricks on your guitar�
The start of something New
Wave. Music has made us brothers,
Set us on a journey,
Which changed our lives forever more.
How colorful it was!
Among the many friends I have�
The rainbow smiled at you.

�2005 eLf ideas

Submitted by:

.aLfie .vera .mella

aLfie "eLf" vera mella was born in 1971 in Metro Manila, Philippines. He was a very inquisitive child who had shown fondness for reading and writing at an early age. He graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, but the literatus in him never left his heart. A true artist, eLf was the vocalist of a New Wave band, named Half Life Half Death, which served as the musical vehicle for his poetry. Before he left his beloved country in 2003, he was working as an editor of and writer for scholastic books and magazines. eLf is currently living in British Columbia, Canada, serving as a caregiver for his maternal grandfather. He may have left a well-loved work but for a noble reason, and he never ceased from doing what he loves most since childhood�writing. Virtually always home, he usually spends his solitary nights reading, researching, and writing about various subjects of his interest�chiefly, Culture, History, Literature, Mythology, Music, and Science�with New Wave music always lingering in the background like a gentle breeze on a quiet sea.A writer at heart, eLf started inditing his thoughts around the age of six; and he intends to continue documenting his feelings and ideas until his twilight./http://www.elf-ideas.blogspot.com


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