Poetry: Caroline Nazareno (Philippine)

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trees of dreams

i started walking through
autumn carpet of leaves
from maple trees and dawn redwood,
there were glides and parachutes
rescuing people who do not know
how to dream, how to explore.
at first, fairytales are read
as the false cypress grow,
there’s also an oak tree standing
where you can whisper the name of your love,
incense cedars blow horns to warn and be ready,
Aspen trunks reserve the moments
where your best dreams are ever set,
the bamboos swaying merrily,
how tall have you tried to reach the dream
you want to become,
the Tree of Life showers mornings, noons and evenings
to live the enormous dreams we believe and love.


how do you know
your roots are the founding rules
sipping rhythmic waters
from nodules of verbs
delivering veined nouns
to every branches of new speech
this trunk of poetry reminds
artisans from avant garde lines
embracing evolutionary midribs
to powerful rustling leaves
because of peaceful wind
that breathes from centuries
as lovers under the tree of life
living the haiku-ing fruits of
a generic poem for the human race.

tattoos on the firetree

you come and bring me shades
to start the ABC’s of courage
the melodious one-two-three
in your dandelion fingers
lighten up
mornings without sun.

your leaves
waving console and clever pokes
as i hide,
falling dripping tears
from heaven’s eyes
as i sit from your eroded roots.

your whistling hums
prompting rainbows
over the window pane,
as i pain for the crayon-twigs
fading emptying colors
of my written wishes.

the tattoos i etched on the trunk
sending me fireflies,
even on wheezy and windy days,
i will keep on saying,

i love you dad!
Caroline Nazareno, Ceri Naz to her friends and followers, is a poet, editor, journalist, public speaker, linguist and educator. She was invited as a featured poet at Vancouver Word On The Street and World Poetry Canada and International.
The World Poetry Canada and International (WPCI) honoured Ceri Naz with the “Certificate of Appreciation for the International Peace Festival 2011”. WCPI was founded by Ariadne Sawyer, a distinguished published poet and author whose advocacy of promoting world peace through poetry has fostered brotherhood among peoples of all colors, creeds, and races. In the same year, Poetry Around The Globe, an organization headed by Lucia Gorea, Ph.D., an award-winning poet, widely published writer, literary translator and English/ESL professor, presented Ceri Naz with the “Certificate of Outstanding Achievement in Poetry” as a World Poet.
The World Poetry Canada and International Peace Festival 2013, a prestigious gathering of poets from across all continents, adjudged her “World Poetry Empowered Poet 2013”.
Graduating cum laude with the degree of Bachelor of Elementary Education, major in General Science, at Pangasinan State University, Ceri Naz pursued higher studies in journalism, public speaking and leadership. She earned her postgraduate studies in Administration and Supervision at Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology, gained her creative writing workshops and trainings at University of the Philippines-Diliman, and storytelling at Philippine Normal University in coordination with the Philippine National Library. She has been a member of Division of Quezon City Schools Press and School Paper Advisers Association. Ceri as a researcher of various arts and literature, she had visited the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library of Harvard University and learned about the Nanotechnology and Aerospace at Massachussetts Institute of Technology on June 2012.
At Glendale, California, Ceri Naz was co-anchor of Manny Calpito’s Hulahok and OTUSA.TV, an internet television. A co-founder of Doc PenPen B. Takipsilim’s “2011 “i” Inspire The World Friendship Poetry Event” and also the organizer of PENTASI B WORLD FRIENDSHIP POETRY CELEBRATION 2013 at Marble Hall, National Museum of the Philippines.
Her haiku ‘’Hello Mars’’ is one among the hundreds of poems chosen and formed part of a special DVD which was attached to the MAVEN spacecraft as it journeys to Mars. A NASA’s Going to Mars with MAVEN project in November 2013.
THE INTERNATIONAL POETRY TRANSLATION AND RESEARCH CENTRE (IPTRC) published her four powerful poems: metanoia, fusion, s.t.i.t.c.h.e.d and i am peace speaking in the WORLD POETRY YEARBOOK 2013.The said book starred 211 world poets of 93 countries. She is also the official editor of THE THREE HIT COMBO. It was the first book of the famous Philippine’s Mental Assassin, Justin Piñon.
Five of her soulful poems– fill me, yesterday’s lullaby, every drop of forever, bedazzled and the one were featured by a multi-talented poet and artists Zayra Yves of Cherry Muse in their international e-zine which showcased Creative Writers, Musicians and Artists on September 2013. Another poem, ‘’ Call Me Cypher’’, was also featured in LakbayDiwa on June 2013.

On 2012, her stirring poem, “where peace can be”, was published at the New York-based blogsite and on March 2013 the same poem saw print on World Poetry E-Anthology.
So impressed, Haris Adhikari, editor of Misty Mountain Review, an e-magazine based in Nepal, featured her poem “pandora escapes unto my hands’’, on May 2012. Another poem, “the song my heart sings“, invited the attention of the publisher of KIRAZ HABERTRAK Magazine, the cultural oasis of elite Turkish poets, writers, filmmakers, musicians, and art lovers, and published it on its July 2011 issue.
Currently, she writes for the Philippine Canadian Inquirer, Manila Bulletin and Philippine Star.

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