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Ma. Milagros T. Dumdum

Ma. Milagros T. Dumdum

Born: February 24 1948 in Ormoc, Philippines
Resides: Talisay City, Cebu, Philippines
E-mail: mdumdum (at) gmail (dot) com

Ma. Milagros Teleron Dumdum is a mother, poet, insurance underwriter, and teacher. She works as a financial advisor of Sunlife of Canada (Phils.), Inc.

Books Published:

Falling On Quiet Water (Bathalad, Inc., Cebu City, Philippines, 2018); The Feel of Light Rain — a haiku sequence - 108 haiku (Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc., 2020); The Sigh of a Hundred Leaves - 100 Renga, a collaborative work with Simeon Dumdum, Jr. (San Anselmo Publications, 2020); Moving with Moonrise - 56 Haibuns (Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2023).

Selected Work
Small fly, pink orchid
Partake of my meal tonight
I want to smile now
I have got a star
Neither fruit nor blue planet
But a child's bright eye
I count my years by
Pompom blossoms on the tree
Outside now falling
Autumn in Gyoen
No one knows I am looking 
At a lonesome tree
People at the mall
Peeling bright ripe oranges
Not minding the moon
I saw a spider 
In my bathroom, it saw me
Flee with its own feet

Credits: “small fly, pink orchid”; “I have got a star”; “I count my years by”; “Autumn in Gyoen”; people at the mall; I saw a spider - Falling On Quiet Water, Bathalad, Inc., Cebu City, Philippines (2018).

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