“Life is a specter –
a spectrum of colors:
changing hues from end-to-end,
shifting shades at every stage.”
– Chito L. Aguilar
This blog contains poems and quotes from my book,
Words on paper are like nails on wood: simply written, deeply driven. My plain book (honed by pen of ardor, toned by hammer of fervor), merely means to magnify Life’s shifting shades and amplify the in-betweens. I am no woodsmith, no wordsmith; what matters most is, our worlds meet.
Shifting shades is my allusion to Life’s ever-changing ‘colors’. It is my metaphor on the constantly varying faces and phases of existence; as color spectrum, as the Aurora Borealis.
“Time has neither beginning nor end, an eternity.
It has neither width nor breadth, an infinity.
Our stint in Time is but a flint: finite, phantom!
The tint varies as we sprint across the spectrum.
We glint from new mint to old lint; from firm to frail
Our print we leave; footprint-tracks mark our trail
Between end-to-end, the specter of reality
Is shifting shades; amidst eternity.”
– (c) 2006 Chito L. Aguilar