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One Hundred Love Poems: Philippine Love Poetry Since 1905

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The editors have compiled a century's worth of Philippine love poems in English, providing the reader with a long view of the experience of love in our own time and place. The poems are arranged chronologically--according to the poet's birth year--and each poem is accompanied by the date of composition and first publication. ...more
Paperback, UP Jubilee Student Edition, 128 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by University of the Philippines Press (first published 2005)
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kwesi 章英狮
Aug 03, 2011 rated it liked it
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Saint Valentine's Day, commonly shortened to Valentine's Day, is an annual celebration held every February 14th to celebrate love and affection worldwide. The day was dedicated to a saint named, Valentine. A one day celebration that traditionally lovers express their love for each other by gifts, chocolates, flowers or a kiss, they usually have this so called date. And in my 17 years of existence I never enjoyed Valentine's Day and parallel to that I never enjoyed love poems.

Love poems are usual
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K.D. Absolutely
Jul 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry, thematic, pinoy
This year's Valentine's read of mine. I started last Friday (the V-day) as I was frantic to catch up the red fever that went on the whole day in the office and ended yesterday while resting after a day's weekend activities in a nearby mall. It was all worth the trouble (of trying to feel the love).

It is not hard not to dislike the book. In other words, it is easy to like the book. 100 poems of love and love being a universal feeling and love coming in various forms, you just feel an affinity to
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Ramzzi Fariñas
Even if Gemino H. Abad and Alfred A. Yuson have been institutional: an elite literary duo whose acclaim is set by the establishments they represent, at least by their efforts to anthologize is notable. Even if at times, what they do know, is not what really represent true Philippine literature.

This 100 love Filipino poems in English is a musical festive, but I do feel weary that the choices are not the best. For instance, there could be another poem better than what they had chosen from Jose Gar
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Kim Arvin Faner
Jun 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
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It's all about one thing: Love. And this shows that there are many ways to the say the same thing. I commend the attempt at compiling Filipino poetry in English written along a hundred years. It provides representation at the changing sensibilities in terms of romantic affection.

It may not be the editor's fault, but this anthology shows that, in 2003, Filipino poets still write in the Romantic tradition. Or is it because the subject matter is Love? Nonetheless, I was hoping for more Modernist or
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Eduardo
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Different styles of writing are used in here. We can reflect this poems on ourselves also in one way or another because of it's wordings ...more
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The poet and literary critic Gémino H. Abad was born on February 5, 1939 in Sta. Ana, Manila.

At present, he is a University Professor Emeritus at the University of the Philippines. His current writing and research include “Upon Our Own Ground”, a two- volume historical anthology of short stories in English, 1956- 1972, with critical introduction; “Our Scene So Fair”, a book of critical essays on
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