Rochita Loenen-Ruiz Oct 10, 2008 15:59:10 GMT 2
Post by thepoetslizard on Oct 10, 2008 15:59:10 GMT 2
Rochita Loenen-Ruiz is a Filipina writer-mom living in the Netherlands. Her poetry and stories have appeared in a variety of online and print publications both abroad as well as in her home country, the Philippines. She is co-author of Hope Away from Home (OMF Lit, Philippines), has contributed to the Second Hay(na)ku Anthology, and has a story appearing in Weird Tales magazine’s International Issue. She has written reviews for the avant-garde poetry review ‘zine, Galatea Resurrects (a poetry engagement), as well as interview columns for Double-Edged Publishing and for Munting Nayon (a Filipino-Dutch publication). When she isn’t working on her own projects, she edits and updates the mainstream/literary webzine Haruah: Breath of Heaven. She blogs about the writing life over at: rcloenen-ruiz.livejournal.com.
Mieke's in my garden
patting down earth
late winter violets
and a sprig of aster
It'll grow, she says.
It's small now, but it'll grow.
And I stand beside her
arms dangling at my sides
not knowing how to say
There's a sign outside her door
In the spring
she'll be moving house
and I wonder what it will be like
to live without
the sound of her son
in the upstairs bedroom.
I think of all the seasons of the year
of all the days that have turned
into weeks and months
I think of Mieke's arm around my shoulders
and her voice
it's all right to cry
and I think
how all things bloom again
(Web source: the writers blog at
Raindancer's Map of Memories)
Link to other Works on the web