view from the top of Bito-on Island

The Island of Stars

to the top
we climbed in
the sunny shining
“ulihi ulihi gid kami”
they passed us by
going to the down
we are so late
so very very

© 2017 Melinda J. Irvine

visiting an elementary school in the Philippines
My friends are co-ordinating a tree planting and livelihood project on Calagnaan Island in the Philippines. Known affectionately by locals as Bito-on Island, the word Bito-on in Ilonggo means star. How lovely.

Written by Melinda J. Irvine

Melinda J. Irvine is a freelance writer, poet, and blogger — writing slick sales copy for clients from all over the world. And blogging poetry. In her spare time, Mel is busy building (and writing) a free online learning centre for the marginalised kids of Estancia, Philippines.

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