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Hemelson

For this villanelle’s namesake, who means the world to me. You are the love song of my heart, the grace of melodious insanity. You’re the purest light in the dark. You herald the spring of March, with your subtle wit and gentle vanity. Yo...
by The Escritoire on Feb 28, 2016

Death, O, Death!

  Death, o, Death!   He is standing at the foot of my bed, and fear’s pendulum swings above my head.   The hide lampshade sketches his legs of lead that swishes the robes of black and chains of red.   He beckons at me. Glanc...
by The Escritoire on Feb 20, 2016

Everything You Need to Know About House Spiders

Let’s take a look at this infographic from Any Pest about house spiders in our homes. It’s important to keep them spiders out of your home – 75% of people are either mildly or severely afraid of house spiders. Although house spiders won’t do...
by The Filipino Lifestyle on Feb 19, 2016

Nightmare

  The nightmare of my dreams takes form in your anatomy: lucid and confusing; static and moving– you are the abstraction of my fascinations.
by The Escritoire on Feb 19, 2016

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Travel to the Philippines

With more than 7,100 islands, surely, there are also thousands of reasons you must go to the Philippines. Here are the first ten.THE LOCALSNo list of the world's hospitable countries is complete without mentioning the Philippines. The Filipinos are t...
by The Filipino Lifestyle on Feb 18, 2016

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“If there are two things I know for sure, it’s that I still breathe the sound of your laughter, and that death failed to tear us apart.”  ...
by The Escritoire on Feb 17, 2016

Candlelight

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by The Escritoire on Feb 17, 2016

The Portrait of A Whore

I. I'm the whore that you speak of: the one that rolls off your limping tongue, sore-licked, and with your breath of soot and saliva of venom, the glued marvel. For years, ten or twenty, my marble head adorned a wooden platter. And your salt swivels,...
by The Escritoire on Feb 16, 2016

What is Longing?

  Longing is an infection– a thing that drowns the soulless barge. Restless in calm; relief’s unborn. No poultices, no concoctions, no fluids, no hope. It feeds on life and drinks on love. Longing is a deadly disease. Longing is the...
by The Escritoire on Feb 15, 2016

Life & Time

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by The Escritoire on Feb 12, 2016

Moon Eye

The jagged moon judges from the cold night sky, like a floating eye of gold speculating mortal life, running across the night's stage, a lit chariot of sphere, pocked, curtained by the black gown of the thickest, coaled smoke. The sinister blanket de...
by The Escritoire on Feb 11, 2016

True Love

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by The Escritoire on Feb 10, 2016

Ash

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by The Escritoire on Feb 10, 2016

Best 10 Colors For Your Home

Our homes are a sanctuary we find refuge when the outside world becomes overwhelming to take. Colors are a critical backdrop, giving each room a unique feel everyone someone walks in. Painting your wall is rather easy. However, choosing the right pai...
by The Filipino Lifestyle on Feb 4, 2016

First Death

  The first death happened already: the death of the heart. The second one is still coming-up: the death of the flesh. And no one knows for certain when and where the latter’s harvest will take place. I remember that moment: I cradled his frag...
by The Escritoire on Feb 2, 2016

Fire

She is hovering-- over the fire. Again. Not touching the ground, for it is hot; it is cold; it is hard; it is soft; it is unforgiving-- like the facts at hand. And when she finds herself between a stutter and twirling thumbs-- pulling her hair and ga...
by The Escritoire on Feb 1, 2016

Catharsis

I want it pink. All of it. The aching, smoldering pink. That burning floral pink I love. Perhaps a bouquet of white blooms as well? Make it reign at the helm of a pink vase, smothered with cigarette smoke, and water it while the garden's greens are d...
by The Escritoire on Jan 22, 2016

Sanguine

  How I miss it, the pocket star that burrows deep within the soul.  Longing for it, dreaming, like a wide-eyed child gazing, upon a dreary oak illuminated by the silvery wisps of faint brilliance. Let the tearing heart   surrender to the gen...
by The Escritoire on Jan 21, 2016

Sugat

    Tingnan mo ang aking mga mata, at basahin mo nga ang nakasulat. Marami ako’ng gustong sambitin, pero ang dila’y nakatali sa isang hindi mawaring anino ng nakaraan. Dahil sa’yo, dinaig ko pa ang ‘sang sundalong su...
by The Escritoire on Jan 21, 2016

How To Get Free Flights For Your Dream Vacation

Haven't you ever wanted to just pack your bags and go travel? You read stories of budget adventurers who leave their 9 to 5 jobs behind for a life on the road, roughing out odd chores for dinner and a place to stay for the night. Or perhaps you dream...
by The Filipino Lifestyle on Jan 17, 2016


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