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The Charmer’s Box: Poetry
“My mother (Edith L. Tiempo) writes poetry much in the same way the violets in her garden grow—and the other living, well-loved things in her care, as well: the furious secret mysterious processes taking place unobtrusively underneath the carefully tended balance of sun and shade and a gentle hand, with logs of open space. At marvelously unpredictable intervals, my mother’ ...more
Published 1993 by De La Salle University Press
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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