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Free Essays on Analysis Of Thepoem The Sea By Natividad Marquez. Get help with your writing. Sister Natividad Marquez, who sometimes wrote as Ana Maria Chavez, has two- and-a-half pages of entries. Jose Garcia Villa, predictably, has one of the longest lists - about sixty-one pages, while his contemporary, Manuel Arguilla, has one entry: 'True Love,' in. The author is Natividad Marquez. Question: how would you paraphrase each line of poem of the sea by Natividad Marquez. The first known Filipino poem in English is 'Sursum Corda,' by Justo Juliano. It appeared in the Philippines Free Press in 1907. This poem, along with others of that period, has been criticized as being too artificial and overwritten in order to achieve intensity. The early poems often borrowed images and similes from English or American.

  • 20 Jul, 2012

By Natividad Marquez

Why does the sea laugh, Mother,
As it glints beneath the sun?
It is thinking of the joys, my child,
That it wishes every one.
Why does the sea sob so, Mother,
As it breaks on the rocky shore?
It recalls the sorrows of the world.
And weeps forevermore.
Why is the sea so peaceful, Mother,
As if it were fast asleep?
It would give our tired hearts, dearest child,
The comfort of the deep.

Natividad marquez poet biography

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wonderful pic Kat and a lovely poem too.

lovely Kat - the sea is a wonderful thing

It is. Unfortunately I see it just every other year and just for few days.

same here Kat :(

:))) Noooo. You can see it more often.

afraid one week per year for real - sad because I love it :)

So this photo is for you! Lol.

lol with many thanks ;))

Lovely photo and rhyme.

Thank you.

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Natividad Marquez Poet Biography

Digital Age

Today’s an age of instant gratification
Dominated by the young population
Neither to bring about their fall
Nor bequeath an increase for all.... more »

Living Flame

Lovely candle burning mightily bright
Upon the night casting trickles of light
Giving comfort to the weary body
Offering support in a dark journey.... more »

My Fear

Aye! my fear has finally come
I'm not aware where it is from
My hands tremble i don't know why
tears roll down i begin to cry... more »


Thank you Lord for this life
Yes, there’s fun to remind me of its beauty
And there’s sorrow to remind me of humility
Yes, there are colorful lines... more »

Constant Worry

My stress makes me suspiciously crazy
Over intolerable extreme bigotry
My creed vis-à-vis incidence frequency
They stretch and reach off tangency... more »


1) Sometimes you think you have the world
But even seconds you can’t hold
2) Try the gray sky
Fly but not high... more »


From the garden,
The tragedy of first transgression;
Echoed sin, death and condemnation.
Primary harmony destructed;... more »

Ordinary Call

My vocation story
Like that of a tree
Nothing exceptional
Nothing special.... more »

Footnote To The Naked

Natividad Marquez Poem

In the shadow of still darkness
To trail the escaping goodness
Before modesty disappears
Like ducts pouring out fast with tears... more »

Giving Birth

I lie in pain of child bearing
As others keep on telling
That I’ll experience mirth
The moment I give birth.... more »

I Ask, I Wonder

I ask and
I wonder.
I ask many questions
I wonder about occasions.... more »


Sheltered in cabin of tranquility
No worry, no difficulty
A caring mom’s delightful room
Serene like in the middle of the womb.... more »

‘be Humble And Wise’ (Limerick)

We all walk in the ocean of darkness
With uncertainties as our enemies
Some cry with uneven pathways they try
Flashlights can be used but few can buy... more »

Nature’s Wonderful Painter

God paints beautifully
The grey sky
The inverted rainbow smile
A round robe of green... more »

Occasional Beggars

I am trained to beg and plead
In every occasion and need
I scour all corners and places
Selecting those with cards of aces.... more »

Play The Games

One, two, three, four and five
Come join and jive
Find your rhythm
Have it in every game.... more »

Savior's Birth

In the town of Bethlehem
Three wise men came
Bringing gifts for Him
The Saviour of all men.... more »

Take Care

Please take care always my dear
This parting phrase we say
Out of care and fear
In order that when we see each other... more »

The End Of The Journey

Your journey has ended
Faithful, dearly beloved.
Hasten to your Master
Your relentless Lover.... more »

The Law Of Labor

Many people are drawn
Into ruthless labor form
To gain and enjoy
At the cost of oi poloi.... more »

Young Man’s Isolation

No city lights
No disco nights
No roaring crowd
No music so loud.... more »

Much Lucky, I SaidNatividad marquez poet biography

I walk
On the carpet of green
The feeling is serene... more »


Every minute my mind faints
Can anybody be like you
And imitate what you do?... more »

Night Life

The streetlights hum
dark syllables as
do the trees and
the kitchen windows. ... more »


It made me cold
Hearing what you told
Knowing that you left
It made me bereft.... more »

For You

Since the first time I met you
I could not forget about you
As time went by
I know very well why.... more »


In the shadow of still darkness
To trail the escaping goodness
Before modesty disappears
Like ducts pouring out fast with tears... more »

Without You

Shattered under the crisp wind
Beaten and defeated in the end
Ten feet below the ground
Heart and soul are bound... more »

Soneto Ng Pasasalamat

Maraming pagkakataon
Ang lumaho't lumipas
Kubli't ‘di maipamalas
Mga tinig na nakabaon... more »

Paghila Ng Panahon

Bakit ang bagal ng orasan
Ang pagpalit ng mga buwan
Pwede po bang pakibilisan
Sana'y 'wag ng idahan-dahan... more »

Sa Pagtila Ng Ulan

Kapag tumila na ang ulan
At ang baha'y wala na sa daan
Puso ko'y nananabik sa'yo aking sinta
Na makita ang sigla sa iyong mga mata.... more »

We Are Connected

In that fine summer day
We're out for the fields to play
I gently ran whistling
Inviting cool air to sing... more »

Our Hearts Are Connected

The veracious reason why
It is hard to say goodbye
‘cause our hearts are connected
With strings of love committed... more »

Strangers To Lovers

We've been together a while
Two strangers exchanging smile
It only takes a moment
To sweep me like a torrent... more »

Prayer Before Speaking

God, our loving and compassionate Lord
Jesus Christ, only begotten, divine Word
And Holy Spirit, inspiration of my words
All lovely and beautiful things... more »


‘Bird Patience’
Every turn you make
Vigilant on every fish... more »

Natividad Marquez Poems‘the Moon’ (A Parody Of ‘the Sea’ By Natividad Marquez)

Why does the moon smile, mother
as it blooms above the sky.... more »