Anita Aguirre-Nieveras is a Philippine born bilingual poet. She writes Haiku and other short poems as well as traditional and contemporary styles. and is the author of several books. Anita is the World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Awardee 2004 and World Poetry Ambassador to the Philippines. Anita has been with World Poetry from the begining and is a World Poetry commitee member.
“Fantasy” was published in “The Best Poems and Poets of 2005 by the International Library of Poetry, U.S.A.
In my dreams you are still there, Apollo,
perfect beauty shrouded
in mist of gentle raindrops,
dropped naked before my cold, bare feet
by a mischievous god from a primeval sky.
Sometimes you take me
n the cloak of your arms
and lock me there, secure
or in a cozy bed, innocently entwined
like pythons in passionate dance.
Time and again
you kissed me in the Sampaguita-scented room,
in white shores of tides and salty seaweed scents;
in solitary caves where
illicit lovers sought sanctuary and in
the shadowy recesses of my secret garden.
But in my winter solstice
you are gone, Apollo
and I finally came to terms with myself
that you are, and always have been
only an elusive creation
from the lonely caverns of my poetic soul.
Anita Aguirre-Nieveras (C)