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Where No Words Break consists mostly of new poems and spindrift verses since 1973. These play variations upon three interlocking themes: mind, language, poetry; self, love, family; and people, country, God.
Paperback, First Edition, 192 pages
Published 2014 by The University of the Philippines Press
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Aloysiusi Lionel
Feb 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There are a lot of striking thoughts to be found in this wonderful book, and these are just five utterances which stood out for their didactic impact and for the demonstration of Abad's knack with logic and lyricism:
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beware then. be wary. choose well from language, for each word there has predestination. and only the poet knows.
- "eric has father-longings" (2011)
2
for words refuse their mirror
and build their mazes
- "To Speak then of Poetry" (2012)
3
the silences that sometimes fell
between were eve
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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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