Footnote to youth by jose garcia villa
Footnote to Youth: Tales of the Philippines and Others by Jose Garcia VillaJose 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.
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Footnote To Youth // by Jose Garcia Villa
“FOOTNOTE TO YOUTH” by Jose Garcia Villa
The sun was salmon and hazy in the west. Dodong thought to himself he would tell his father about Teang when he got home, after he had unhitched the carabao from the plow, and led it to its shed and fed it. He was hesitant about saying it, he wanted his father to know what he had to say was of serious importance as it would mark a climacteric in his life. Dodong finally decided to tell it, but a thought came to him that his father might refuse to consider it. He wished as he looked at her that he had a sister who could help his mother in the housework. I will tell him.
Jose Garcia Villa was a Filipino poet, literary critic, painter, and lecturer. His parents were Simeon Villa and Guia Garcia. His father, Simeon worked as a personal physician of Emilio Aguinaldo.
The sun was salmon and hazy in the west. Dodong thought to himself he would tell his father about Teang when he got home, after he had unhitched the carabao from the plow, and let it to its shed and fed it. He was hesitant about saying it, but he wanted his father to know. What he had to say was of serious import as it would mark a climacteric in his life. Dodong finally decided to tell it, at a thought came to him his father might refuse to consider it.