Dr Abe V Rotor
Young peddlers by the church of San Vicente, Ilocos Sur on a Sunday morning.
Photo by the author.
not from the rice field and forest, not from the pond;
what makes them lovely to children, I think I know,
a princess found a frog turned into a prince long ago.
Bedtime stories fill the imagination, but of what use?
Grimm Brothers, Hans Anderson et al , they amuse
children never getting old, and the old getting young;
life is now and lived but once, wonder what's beyond.
Who'll tell the children the frog is vital link of creation,
water and land, seasons, every living web and union;
one world we all live in, each species linked together,
in a biosphere where man, the rational at the center. ~