massiveness of the infrastructure which was built by the Americans
before World War II. The pier was never put to used even after
the war - a case of a"white elephant."
A bamboo raft lies idly and insignificant along a concreteA bamboo raft lies idly and insignificant along a concrete wall which
toppled off from its steel reinforcement.
teeth of a giant creature. (Puerto Sunken Pier, photos by Marlo R Rotor,
San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur.)
Fishing on a Sunken Pier
Here lies the grandeur of peace in the night;
The Pyramids and the Great Wall,
Once like the Tower of Babel's might,
Now the remains after their fall.
What power ruins do have, sages?
Like the Parthenon of Greece?
Stand they all, proud through the ages,
In Lamarkian idleness.
I cast my line to weave a story
In silence, the wind my twin;
The world will never know true glory,
In fishing on a ruin. ~