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Spring Concert

Spring Concert

By Luis Cabalquinto

The noontime sun I catch, rather
than warm, cools. The jadelike grass
with four black squirrels sit
up and listen. Someone is singing
or the wind is working its way
down from the oak trees. I can read
the classical score: tree branches
make up its bars on which
bluejays convene as musical notes.

Come, it's standing room only,
here in the back.

Prairie Schooner, Vol. 68, No. 4, Special Issue of Latina/Latino Literature (Winter 1994), p. 188


Luis Cabalquinto

Luis Cabalquinto was born in the Philippines and later moved to the United States. He is the author of numerous collections of poetry, the most recent being Mannahatta Mahal: Collected Expatriate Poems (U of the Philippines P). His writes both in English and two Filipino languages.

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