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    Poems and Parables

    Gemino H. Abad

    Winner, National Book Award, Poetry, 1988
    Also published by University of the Philippines Press in 2002 with ISBN 971-542-359-0
    Two motifs run through and interweave the poems and parables. One motif has to do with the paradoxical nature of language: that is, while words already mean before one speaks, yet other shores seem within reach where the words do not break. The other motif deals with our people’s agonies and exultations through the last years of the Marcos dictatorship during which time Truth, father of language, took vengeance openly.
    Manila: Kalikasan Press, 1988
    ISBN: 971-857-709-2
    80 pages

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