Serenity Poem


“The woods are lovely, dark and deep
But I have promises to keep
And miles to go before I sleep
And miles to go before I sleep.”

– Robert Frost (1874 – 1963), U.S. poet

(Mt. Apo*, Davao, Philippines, 1979)

entranced by solace of the mountain,
lulled by verdant trees of tranquil twigs,
i sense cool mist embrace me
in the stillness of the leaves.

early birds sing morning anthem
as tapestry of sunrays in shifting shades
garnish the foliage…

enthralled, my woes flee as the fading fog –
respite from dullness of mundane routine.

amidst the suffocating serenity

i rest!

– between
recreation and occupation
is decision.

– between
vacation and vocation
is option.

(c) 1979 Chito L. Aguilar

* Mt. Apo, the “Grandfather” of Philippine peaks, is the highest mountain 
in the country.  Rising 2,954 meters, it straddles Davao del Sur and North Cotabato 
in Mindanao.  Mt. Apo is home to the endangered Philippine monkey-eating eagle.


1st blogger and follower I met in person. Serendipitous indeed. He is a published poet and the Director of DTI Trading of Legaspi. His book of poems is called Shifting Shades and in-betweens “Reflections@50”…All his poems can be found on his blog Shifting Shades.

I did not post a picture of Mt Apo but instead post a picture of Mt Mayon since we met in Legaspi trading office..The picture of Mt Mayon was taken earlier today in Embarcadero Harbor in Legaspi Albay and the picture of us was taken yesterday while checking the Magayon Festival.

20 Comments Add yours

    1. Thank you so much.
      What a wonderful surprise
      All the best to us bloggers, Jenny


  1. Hi Jenny,

    Thank you so much for this great post.
    I am so happy we met in person.
    Yes, it is serendipitous indeed that our paths crossed.
    Looking forward to see you again soon.

    Dios mabalos!


    1. Mabalos Chito
      It was nice meeting you
      I will keep you posted on my Sorsogon trip
      All the best, Jenny


      1. Good luck on your trip to Sorsogon.
        I am sure you will find what you seek.
        Enjoy your trip…
        See you soon.


      2. Thank you so much Chito
        Really excited about the Sorsogon trip
        All the best, Jenny
        Serendipitous indeed 😉


  2. Reblogged this on Shifting Shades and commented:
    Muchas gracias, Jenny!


    1. No problem Chito
      Thank you for taking your time
      Meeting with me
      All the best, Jenny


  3. Wonderful post today. Very nice job.

    I look forward to your future writings!

    Enjoy Writing? Writers Wanted


    1. Thank you so much for liking my post and for the following
      Will do the same
      All the best, Jenny


      1. You’re welcome.

        Have a great day!


  4. Abe Pacana says:

    this is pretty cool!!!!


    1. Thank you Abe
      All the best, Jenny


  5. How wonderful and inspiring!


    1. Thank you so much
      It was very inspiring indeed
      Best, Jenny


  6. LediaR says:

    Thank you for sharing these lovely poems, Jenny.


    1. Your welcome LediaR..It was a poem written by a fellow blogger and follower whom I met in my Legaspi Trip. He was really a big help. Serendipitous indeed.


      1. LediaR says:

        Talent waits in the most unexpected places. If we are willing to search it out.


      2. Yup, it really shows up in unexpected ways…..


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