In search of sanctity,

sacredness and purity,

she drifted,

half-submerged in

a petalled pond.

The light of love and grace

carried her on,

blessed she was

and wild at heart;

a most dangerous woman,

a force to be reckoned with.

As a hostage in her own body

she understood sacrifice;

she must offer herself

as a vessel for an angel,

for she was already one

on earth; a precious jewel.

She contemplated how often

her soul burdened itself

with sadness,


and impurity,

and she wanted to break free

of this vexatious cycle;

so she made the plunge,

all dressed in

pure white.

In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words Day 24 – Dalisay

Photo Credit: Mirrors by Alessio Albi



11 thoughts on “Dalisay

  1. Cocoonbutterfly

    Your mixture of emotions and views in this poem are very pretty to read. It was entrancing, and I really appreciate your strong writing skills. Very beautiful!


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