FANCY THE MINSTREL
and Other Love Poems


MODIFIED RELIGION
by Maitreya

THE POEMS

The Fairy's Touch

Love Moves On

Sentimental Calling

Fancy the Minstrel

Eternity

Summer Interlude

Hope Eternal

Sweet Endearment

First Love Never Dies

Daffodils

Love's Eternal Spring

Gemini

Love After

Our Song

Love's Better Left Undone

Ornaments

Impermanence

Still the Beholder

Sweet Nothings

THE ARTICLES

Another Proof of Alien Longevity  New!

How to Look for UFOs  New!

Deeper Insight  New!

My First Trip to Visayas  New!

Close Encounters with UFOs

Alien Longevity - The Key to the Fountain of Youth

Alien Matters - Are Wormholes the Gateway of Aliens?

Alien Matters - Date with an Alien Girl

Alien Matters - Interviewed by an Alien

Alien Matters - Riding in an Alien-Modified Jeepney

Alien Matters

How to Develop Intuition

Is Love forever?

The Unfinished Business(es) of Self- destruction

The Relationship Between Wisdom_and_Nirvana

A Beginner's Guide to Expressive Thinking

Is There an Obstacle to Clear Thinking?

One Step to Higher I.Q.

How to Solve Problems Using Your Subconscious

Understanding How We Think Leads to Happiness

How to Improve Memory with a Simple Technique

New Approach to Flood Control

The Philippines 50 Years Hence

Gentlemen Prefer Conservatives

We Must Build Ships

A Cheap and Lasting Solution to Improve the Quality of Our Public Education

2 Words to Keep Your Man Happy

Love, Devotion and Surrender

The Case for Using English in Public Schools

Ten Quotations to Get you in
the Mood

Do We Need Another Hero?

No Vacancy

The Filipino's Character According to the Stars

Karma and Employee Motivation

Easing the Transition from Life to Death

Do You Want to Donate Your Body Parts?

What is Forgiveness?

Being and Forgiveness

Heaven Divided



Modified Religion by Maitreya

Fancy the Minstrel and Other Love Poems

About the Author

ANCY THE MINSTREL
and Other Love Poems



FANCY THE MINSTREL

Jose Antonio Cangco

They call it lovers' quarrel,
Old townsfolk, keen observers at a distance,
Silent, prophetic, they dwell
On us, the young, hence we ask from them guidance.

We helped each other grow up,
And talked of always being childhood sweethearts,
A brown castle with a nice garden made up
Of trickling sand, oyster shards,

And of sun bleached shells. Above
Seventeen, I believed in our tradition
That we got the lovers' love,
'Twas nurtured in style and raised to devotion.

On the island, we always
Met at the beach where the first silence is crisp,
We divined the coming days
As happy, our old age brisk.

You confessed that you must fly
For the city, yet, attended by heartaches
I gave the fondest goodbye,
As steady as float until the water breaks.

Now, we are separated
Over distance, sentiments, by lovers' quarrel;
Old Moon illuminated
The jewel in me: I sent you a minstrel.

Copyright by the Author

(Printed from the Philippine Free Press, 1-18-92)




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