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There she waits by her window,
gazing up at the velveteen summer sky,
searching for her favorite bituin,

Only the kuliglig replies—
The quintessential tune of summer. 

Despite herself, she smiles,
happy with the fact that 
the sound fills the night air,
drowning out her own thoughts.

Anything is better than silence.


Filipino-English translation

kuliglig—cicada, or can also be crickets here

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  1. Date: 7/13/2014 1:33:00 PM
    anything IS better than silence. especially a poem with the word QUINTESSENCIAL in it! DeeeAMN!:)

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 11:57:00 AM
    NIKKS!,, daming kwento... suffice it to say na ayaw ko na talaga lalo na wala ka dito palagi.. will IM you... deeply from the heart at walang sabihan.. i'm kinda okay... miss and love ya!..:)

  1. Date: 6/7/2012 10:42:00 PM
    Nikko are you here, give me a comment if you are!!!

  1. Date: 6/2/2012 2:46:00 PM
    WAY TO GO, I just adored this one, Nikko. Congrats in Brian's contest. Also thanks so much for putting me on your most recent contest list. It is so fun to be able to resurrect those oldies!

  1. Date: 6/2/2012 11:17:00 AM
    This is such an awesome read! Congrats on the the way, I really enjoyed your contest. I haven't done much free verse before. Thanks!

  1. Date: 6/1/2012 2:39:00 PM
    wow so cool to my fav's..loved the new words Congrad's on your win, Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/1/2012 1:56:00 PM
    Nikko, huge congrats on your win, just love it..David

  1. Date: 6/1/2012 5:44:00 AM
    Nikko, congrats on your win! I love this poem and the last line stays with me long after I have read it. Love and Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 5/31/2012 12:19:00 PM
    oh di ba... bituing marikit!.. love this tender write, nikks.. muse wakes up again!.. congrats and lotsa huggs!..:)

  1. Date: 5/31/2012 11:51:00 AM
    Wonderful and great piece,Nikko....Congratulations on your...Kuliglig.. win.OXOX...

  1. Date: 5/31/2012 11:44:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in the #180 contest Nikko. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/31/2012 11:15:00 AM
    Great poem... congrats on your win... Terry

  1. Date: 5/31/2012 10:27:00 AM
    One for my favourites sweet lady... When you write romance.. the kuligligs dance ...The last line is so profound 'anything is better than silence'... deep

  1. Date: 5/30/2012 10:58:00 PM
    You are at it again with this outstanding short free verse. I just love short ones that are so sweet like this! Awesome, your muse has awakened.

  1. Date: 5/30/2012 5:34:00 AM
    I just love the ending and I can definitely agree with your last line, even though we sometimes need the silence to actually really hear what is being said.. Okay I went a bit wayward there I think :D but that's me being wayward lol enjoyed this Missy :) *mwahugs*

  1. Date: 5/29/2012 7:48:00 PM
    nikks! professor higgins would loosely say, " by george, she got it; she finally got it!.." napakagandang alay, binibini!... your muse is back!... :) huggs!

  1. Date: 5/29/2012 1:31:00 PM
    Yes, those Cicadas or Crickets can be comforting or deafening..Enjoyed reading your descriptive and creative work..Thanks for well wishes..Sara

  1. Date: 5/29/2012 12:02:00 PM
    Pen Nee!! Wonderful words streaming out of your lil`pen :-) I like the Filipino word for star-bituin.Happy to see you writing again,keep up the spirit! Hugs,Arild

  1. Date: 5/29/2012 11:20:00 AM
    Nikko, beautiful impress it! Thank you for sharing. - oxox big hug Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 5/29/2012 11:03:00 AM
    Beautiful Nikko and Hooray to you! No more writer's block! I love the poem. Love and Blessings, Rhonda