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"The refreshing and most welcome appearance of Marginal Annotations and Other Poems by National Artist for Literature Edith Tiempo, undisputed grand dame of poetry in English, high priestess, and icon, and a major influence on countless poets already recognized in the field, is indeed as 'rain on a granite country...' And this precious book is indeed freshness quenching th ...more
Paperback, First Edition, 80 pages
Published 2001 by Giraffe Books
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Aklat #28: MARGINAL ANNOTATIONS AND OTHER POEMS by National Artists of the Philippines for Literature Edith L. Tiempo
(Giraffe Books, 2001)
"What the mind forgets
the scars keep on remembering."
This is a book that took me awhile to adjust to. Not sure if it was the style or I am not just used to discriminating poems. I think, given that this is my first Edith L. Tiempo book, I was just not exposed to English poems during her days.

Edith L. Tiempo (1919-2011) is so far, the only
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I'm still trying to get the writing style of Edith L. Tiempo. Her poems were too "green" because it was too close to Nature. I'm not sure if she's a natural historian but references about nature is flooding in her works. The thing I love about her poems is the way she uses language as a tool to deliver emotions, not just meanings. Edith L. Tiempo, just like her husband, is romantic. Edith L. Tiempo is a poet who knows how to play with words (and win); and, a poet who knows how to play with her r ...more
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Edith L. Tiempo, poet, fiction writer, teacher and literary critic is one of the finest Filipino Writers in English whose works are characterized by a remarkable fusion of style and substance, of craftsmanship and insight. Her poems are intricate verbal transfigurations of significant experiences as revealed, in two of her much anthologized pieces, "Lament for the Littlest Fellow" and "Bonsai." As ...more
“What the mind forgets
The scars keep remembering”
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