Gabriel God entrusts His words, His strength His Archangel, the land’s guardian. I was conceived, Born to describe, grown to shape with words. Rufous hummingbird my yearn for meaning. Imagination my Tree of Knowledge. In shade Elohim, from whom you pass the pomegranate. Let me interpret the seeds on my tongue. Grant me the future salvia, sage of diviners And the scape. Clear my lungs, so I could Bring the long exhalation to your horn. If Revelation be theirs, if annunciation sounds, Incarnation be the fruit we at last deserve. Every ear shall know the ring, brass and Light, brilliant as the way words sing.
Jonel Abellanosa resides in Cebu City, the Philippines. He writes poetry and fiction. He considers the sacred an important element of his personal poetics. He advocates animal rights and living comforts. He has three beloved dogs.