On-the-spot painting in acrylic. Courtesy of Dr Romualdo M del Rosario.
La Union Botanical Garden, Cadaclan, San Fernando LU, 2000 AVR
Weaned from his cradle, his forebears' bastion,
Ventured he on the plains yearning to be free;
And up the road to civilization -
Now Homo sapiens, ruled the plain and sea.
This self anointed king and conqueror,
Built temples, worshiped the Golden Calf;
Raped the land, sowed poison and terror,
Then sought divine grace on his behalf.
At the edge of the forest, there's new dawn,
Remnant of his abode long forlorn;
The survivor of the Armageddon
Comes home - the Prodigal Son reborn. ~
Morning in the Forest, AVR 2010