Quotes by Jose Garcia Villa

"I shall talk to you through trees, through the arms of dancers, through sweet words uttered by many lovers.

The arms of dancers round you shall be my arms.

The eyes of men admiring you shall be my eyes.

I have many arms, many eyes.

It is that, loving you, I have become many lovers."
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"I,it,was,that,saw,
God,dancing,on,phosphorescent,toes,
Among,the,strawberries.

It,could,have,been,moonlight,or,
Daylight—or,no,light,at,all.
His,feet,cast,light,on,all.

On,phosphorescent,feet,
On,phosphorescent,feet,He,danced,
And,His,eyes,were,closed:

He,made,the,strawberries,tremble!
Yet,He,hurt,not,the,little,one,
But,gave,them,ripeness,all."
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"A poem
is
language
built

to the
struc-
ture of a
flower."
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"Between one and one
Between integer and integer
Is itself’s nothing
The abstract zero.

Between I and I
Between self and self
Is itself’s everything
The abstract Hero

That self may equate to
Or keep ever as two."
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"Observe me, I do not speak.
But I am very quick
And already I have spoken.

Observe me as now I speak.
But I am very quick
And already I have unspoken."
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Books by Jose Garcia Villa

Jose Garcia Villa
  • Jose Garcia Villa

  • Date of birth: August 05, 1908
  • Died: February 07, 1997
  • Born: in Singalong, Manila, Philippines.

  • Description: Jose Garcia Villa was a Filipino poet, literary critic, short story writer, and painter. He was awarded the National Artist of the Philippines title for literature in 1973, as well as the Guggenheim Fellowship in creative writing by Conrad Aiken. He is known to have introduced the "reversed consonance rime scheme" in writing poetry, as well as the extensive use of punctuation marks—especially commas, which made him known as the Comma Poet. He used the penname Doveglion (derived from "Dove, Eagle, Lion"), based on the characters he derived from himself. These animals were also explored by another poet e.e. cummings in Doveglion, Adventures in Value, a poem dedicated to Villa.(From wikipedia.org, retrieved 14 March 2011. More info here.)

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