By Marietta Lea B. Rosana
The Enchantment of Living
In the twilight of years bouts of pain, tints of joy, memories born of waiting of grace and ceaseless toil Who knows when sorrows come and where joy is to be found I come to terms with intense longing in this timeless journey to my home in that lone distant sky Between sips of coffee and Kairos moments I savor the scent of my days Oh, I am worth more than a thousand sparrows!
To be a friend I think of the fox with its ritual of timeless moments, the gentle process of taming or the art of wasting time for a friend honed for hours or perhaps years. The friendship of God is more than a ritual, rapt in a melody of silence wounded for love.
Intricate nets of word, a confluence of meanings her hidden spirit dwells sometimes a puzzle, sometimes muted Is this the moral compass in a broken world, The timid voice seeking to be heard? Just a pinch of hope for the powerless. Her truth lingers in the streams of our minds to be enfleshed in us Shall justice tell of mercy? Shall mercy live on justice? In utter silence the law speaks Now is the time to heed the summons of the heart.
Musings While Watching Figure Skating
sheer delight and serenity the skaters float in the air with quad jumps and triple lutz unmindful of whatever harm they glide and dance lilt to the music of their hearts dazzling and unencumbered they claim a share of the sky they skate to a timeless mystery of soaring and weaving dreams, savor the moments with hope spinning towards the splendor of God.
Marietta Lea B. Rosana hails from Tabaco City, Philippines. She is an educator, a retired judge, and has been a lawyer since 1987 in the Philippines. She continues to practice law, gives legal counseling to poor litigants and teaches law in college after her retirement from the judiciary. Writing poetry is her favorite pastime with the usual theme which is about spirituality, law and justice. Her poems have been published in the Catholic Poetry Room, Philippine Graphic Magazine and the Philippine Journal of Education. She firmly believes that poetry is the soul of a nation that can strengthen one’s faith.