Taming This Tyke's Voice Since 2007

Underneath Your Sheltering Canopy

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Under your sheltering canopy  

In the safety of your embrace  

Beneath your reassuring grip  

Certainty returns.  

Like the shadow of the clouds  

Passing by on a midday.  

Such fleeting moments  

Of alternating shadow and light:  

Long absence,  

Brief presence,  

And the silent anticipations in between  

Fuel hope, keep the heart pounding  

To reach another waiting shade  

Along the way  

To rest  

Underneath your sheltering canopy.  

"Ethan" is my Bonsai tree I planted when I was 13, he is now 24 years old.

"Portrait of Ethan" Pencil, ink and pen on paper by Jeques B. Jamora, 2010 ("Ethan" is my Bonsai tree I planted when I was 13, he is now 24 years old).

His Name Is Ethan

 His name is Ethan Yes, I gave him a name and his name is Ethan. 

I was called once to priesthood when I was in highschool, but I was expelled from the seminary after a year. Many are called, they said, but only a few are chosen; I was not. It was my first taste of rejection, and it was how my story with Ethan started. 

 His name is ethan I mentioned the seminary because I planted Ethan the summer after I was kicked out. I was 13 years old with wings broken. Nobody really cared to listen to my side of the story especially my father. My mother, as always, was there to console me ~ in silence. I was left alone in the corner to leak my own wound to heal. At that lowest point of my life, for a reason that I’m just beginning to understand now, God sent me Ethan to care. I always had some loner tendencies as a kid. That summer and years after that I became withdrawn, misunderstood. Gone was the child full of life, I fell down so low I never thought I could ever rise again. 

For more about “Ethan,” please click image below >>>

 

His name is Ethan

Hi name is Ethan, 24.

   

   

 

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37 responses

  1. nice drawing…as i was reading i was thinking of two lovers caast far apart except brief moments when their stars align….

    PM00000020000003830 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm06

    • My poems though drawn from personal experiences that’s not necessarily about love uses romance to dress my thoughts. I aspire to bring my poetry to pop culture, I thought romance is still the most highly read subject in poetry.

      Thanks for visiting my webnook.

      I wish you well.

      ~ Jeques

      PM00000080000004630 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm06

  2. i found the poem a bit difficult to understand. 😦

    read it twice and kinda got the meaning.

    it’s seems to be a touchy poem.

    well written 🙂

    http://writtenverse.blogspot.com/

    http://harshikaram.wordpress.com/

    PM00000030000000630 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm06

    • Thanks, if you read the story of ethan with the link in the picture in the bottom you will get the meaning of the poem better.

      Thanks for visiting my webnook.

      I wish you well.

      ~ Jeques

      PM00000080000000730 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm06

  3. this is beautiful and interesting. I enjoyed it. Nice work…Cheers.

    PM00000050000004630 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm06

  4. This is just lovely:)

    PM00000060000000430 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm06

  5. great writing- love the drawing too!

    PM000000100000004330 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm06

    • To Emmanuel, buttercup and fiveloaf,

      Thanks for visiting my webnook.

      I wish you well.

      ~ Jeques

      PM00000080000000430 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm06

  6. cute and fun images!
    😉

    AM00000020000004430 10, 2007 at 12:00 am06

    • You are the mind behind such great idea that brought together great poets in a fun-filled collaboration. You deserve a pat in the back for such a brilliant idea.

      Thanks for visiting my webnook.

      I wish you well.

      ~ Jeques

      PM00000080000002130 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm06

  7. beautiful to find that comfort in another and especially joyful to reunite when there has been an aabense.

    AM00000090000003630 10, 2007 at 12:00 am06

    • It may not be necessarily in another person, it could be a place, or thing. For this poem, it’s my Bonsai, Ethan.

      Thanks for visiting my webnook.

      I wish you well.

      ~ Jeques

      PM00000080000005830 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm06

  8. sweet embrace! it sounds like these lovers are separated either by distance or by legalities. ;D i love ethan’s portrait!

    you’ll only get to fully appreciate acceptance if you experienced rejection. after reaching rock bottom, there is only one direction left- UP. i’m sure that whenever you look back now, you realize and understand that, that lowest moment turned out to be a blessing in disguise. =)

    AM000000100000004830 10, 2007 at 12:00 am06

    • Don’t be misslead by how I dressed this poem with romance, its a simple poem I wrote about my bonsai ethan at home.

      My poems though drawn from personal experiences that’s not necessarily about love uses romance to dress my thoughts. I aspire to bring my poetry to pop culture, I thought romance is still the most highly read subject in poetry.

      Thanks for visiting my webnook.

      I wish you well.

      ~ Jeques

      PM00000080000005530 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm06

  9. a lovely poem though challenging bravo!

    AM000000110000003830 10, 2007 at 12:00 am06

  10. true love knows no distance and always finds a resting place…what peaceful thoughts in such beautifully written words.!

    PM000000120000002630 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm06

  11. Joe Suzz

    is it an analogy for life??

    PM00000090000002730 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm06

    • To wordwand, D.S. Lear and Joe,

      Thanks for visitng my webnook.

      I wish you well.

      ~ Jeques

      PM00000090000000930 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm06

  12. Ms. Peaches

    very nice piece! thanks for sharing I hope to see more of your work in the future…

    here from Jingle’s

    http://peachpitproduction.wordpress.com/2010/06/03/coolwitme/

    PM000000100000000230 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm06

    • Thanks for visitng my webnook. I usually have a new post every week when work don’t get in the way.

      I wish you well.

      ~ Jeques

      PM00000090000005230 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm06

  13. Please return favors to poets who were here,
    Thank you in advance…
    everyone needs encouragement…
    Happy Friday!
    😉

    I have sent this to every poet in my list.

    AM00000070000002830 10, 2007 at 12:00 am06

    • Jingle,

      I’m trying to visit all the poets’ sites now though a little late, but this the only time I got. I intend to reply to everybody.

      I wish you well.

      ~ Jeques

      PM00000090000004230 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm06

  14. LOvely poem – and i liked the picture and the fact that the tree is named ethan 🙂

    AM000000100000003530 10, 2007 at 12:00 am06

    • When we name something, they come alive. Ethan is for me.

      Thanks for visitng my webnook.

      I wish you well.

      ~ Jeques

      PM000000100000004430 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm06

  15. mairmusic

    Your words and images complement each other– welcome to the Rally!
    http://mairmusic.wordpress.com/

    AM000000100000000530 10, 2007 at 12:00 am06

    • Thanks for visiting my webnook.

      I wish you well.

      ~ Jeques

      PM000000100000001230 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm06

  16. This is lovely and really liked the picture.

    PM00000030000000030 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm06

    • Thanks for visiting my webnook. My poetry comes with my artworks, or vice versa.

      I wish you well.

      ~ Jeques

      PM000000100000000830 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm06

  17. i thought u had written about two lovers…but after i read ur note abt ethan i got it:)awesome poetry…:)

    PM00000080000004030 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm06

    • My poems though drawn from personal experiences that’s not necessarily about love uses romance to dress my thoughts. I aspire to bring my poetry to pop culture, I thought romance is still the most highly read subject in poetry.

      Thanks for visiting my webnook.

      I wish you well.

      ~ Jeques

      PM000000100000003830 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm06

  18. Getting shelter in a canopy and embracing it heartily.
    A little metaphysic involved , Is it not?

    AM00000050000001430 10, 2007 at 12:00 am06

    • When we write poetry, we can’t help but lay ourselves on the page to the extent of becoming philosophycal for our writings just reflect who we are.

      Thanks for visiting my webnook.

      I wish you well.

      ~ Jeques

      PM000000100000001430 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm06

  19. jeques,

    the beauty of this poem is unravelling in between great pauses of clouds. i can see the picture in my mind of someone who watches the clouds go by. someone who never regrets about drought or the sudden rain. but someone who hopes that between these occurences are perfect opportunities to remember the past and compare the circumstances of today, which will culminate into eventual unfolding of the sunrise of the future. your latter will be definitely greater than the rest, if you would only believe.

    best of times,
    marvin

    PM00000010000005030 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm06

    • I used to love lying on the hay, or the grass, or in our terrace in a midday watching the moving clouds above me creating that light and shadow effect as it cover and uncover the sun. This poem conjure that memory and it ressonates to the memory of my Bonsai tree, Ethan and the brief presence and long absence we had in each other’s life from the time I left home.

      I know among my readers, it is you who understands where my thoughts are coming the clearest for you have followed my writings well.

      I can’t thank you enough.

      I wish you well.

      ~ Jeques

      PM000000100000005630 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm06

  20. http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/the-celebrate-poet-of-may-award-and-more/

    one poetry award: the celebrate poet of May honorable mention,
    three general awards,
    Happy Tuesday!

    AM000000100000003930 10, 2007 at 12:00 am06

  21. as if reading a page in a diary… trees are everything, alive and well, living amongst us in secret harmony few understand… glad to have stopped by…. oh, and enjoyed the drawing and foto too…

    PM00000090000005430 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm06

  22. Thank you very much for dropping by and sharing my thoughts with wonderful words you left.

    I am glad you enjoyed your stop over my nook.

    I wish you well.

    ~ Jeques

    AM00000080000001430 10, 2007 at 12:00 am06

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