THE ONYX - VENA AMORIS: COLLECTION OF VERSES - OF AUTHOR OF LIFE OF LOVE & ASPIRATIONS

THE ONYX - VENA AMORIS: COLLECTION OF VERSES - OF AUTHOR OF LIFE OF LOVE & ASPIRATIONS

A Book by Glen Yumang Manese
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The Onyx ~ Vena Amoris: Collection of Verses ~ Of Author of Life Of Love & Aspirations

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© 2016 Glen Yumang Manese



Author's Note

Glen Yumang Manese
The Onyx - Vena Amoris
A Collection of Verses by Glen Yumang Manese
Of Author, Of Life, Of Love & In The Between Lies Aspirations

The Onyx - Vena Amoris is a
collection of verses, a mixture of author, life,
love and aspirations. The author’s journey
from the Philippines to the United
States, and all the struggles associated
with immigration and starting anew, are
revealed in the pages of this book from
the language barriers to the discovery of
a love for the written word. This book is
a testament that dreams do come true
with time and perseverance. Indeed, those
books that once challenged the author on
his path to becoming an English speaker,
were stepping stones that inspired the
author to become a poet and storyteller.

Additional information on the book at the link below:

I final finished the book and will put the first 40 verses for display here at WritersCafe --- and the book is now offered for purchase --- you can support my work --- as an E-book or book at the link below --- please pass me along to family and friends --- God bless & thank you --- all for your time & patience in this endeavor.

Here's the link:

http://www.friesenpress.com/bookstore/title/119734000012155667/Glen-Yumang-Manese-The-Onyx"Vena-Amoris

and the before --- just details as the book transition into the present.

Inspiration comes from all of you .Only if others would look into others would they find a reason in themselves to write.

Please note, you do not have to leave a comment, but are welcome to do so if you wish. I am just posting for collaboration with the photographers for my upcoming book: The Onyx – Vena Amoris.

*Due to unfortunate circumstances to the photos not being high resolution and 300DPI. I must look into new pictures for the book. Thanks again for those who read the other verses and time to review. I will post a photo/verse as I get them. I hope this collaboration with the photographers can still be salvaged and move forth with this expedition. Number of photos is (18 of 20) done with 2 more to go, before I can sail my ship forward. A storm is brewing and as captain of this ship. I must find a route away from the storm. I will not let this voyage sink. If so, I will be the last to fall with her to the abyss...

Attention this is your Captain speaking. We are in the clear. I did my own experimenting with every photographer’s photos for the book: The Onyx – Vena Amoris and I fixed the problem. I found out that expanding them helped and then doing a quick fix added life to the pictures. I am not an expert in photography by any means like you guys, but everyone is back in the game. Our ship will set sail into the blue yonder. I did pick others from your works and mismatched a few to make things work. I am in need of 2 more and will do my research for the last two photo/verse. They will all be in black and white. If the illustrations are in full color, the price of the book goes up dramatically. This voyage is going as planned. Please give a shout out and a like on their page. They deserve the credits:

https://www.facebook.com/Lmmnhd

https://www.facebook.com/NiMalleyPhotography

Another location to see my work unedited and less refined back in the year 2009. I wanted to engage in this endeavor. Never too late is now 2013 and counting. I did have another site here on Writers Cafe, but no longer use that profile in quite a long time. I believe I've erased and just lost in the archives.

http://glenyumangmanese.blogspot.com

Time and place to act is now. I have come to embrace both my heritage by right and citizenship. I feel there is a sense of purpose for writing all of these verses. A creative way understands not just the author, but also a reflective mirror to looking at oneself in the glass.

I just happen to be born Filipino. Whether my status is judge on that factor then so be, but relative to the world, we live in. Only when we as a people come together as a collective do we prove to be that what we are as humankind. There is a lot more to learn and yet we are so close-minded by the facts that are right in front for full view. I choose to waste my mind to teach others. There is a rightful place for me to grow and nurture. If be one person at a time.

A publicist, an advertisement and this is my book: The Onyx ~ Vena Amoris. Time is ticking and this will be a reality. Even with all of that on my side, the best one is word of mouth. People will judge the cover and not even look at the content. One thing people do know is how to communicate even if they have never read a page. Makes them want to come back and see what they missed.

Follow me on Twitter tag: @glenyumangmanes
Email: glenyumangmanese@yahoo.com

From this point down are review comments I saved for personal use. Read them/do not read is totally up to you. I understand time is not on your side, but thank you for reading my work.

This genre is on a decline, but I hope to rise to the occasion and let the people decide if poetry is really on a downward spiral or is there a spark that just needs ignited once again. After years of dedication to this, project good or bad. I have achieved no matter what. The decision is at the end of the day. I will never forget how far. I've come in the English language and this is proof of the fact.

One writer/ one reviewer: there is no such thing as a better reviewer. You state your mind and that is the joy of being. The thought process and exploring the unknown factor creates an exploration of knowledge. That all of us carry and few would like to show more in the world we live in. Even at times, we read others here and leave no comment. We leave with something to reflect that verse or story. Excerpt of a write embedded in our minds and that is what makes us improve. Ever-learning is the capacity of wonder. Thinkers of time and space in this ever-growing society we live in. Thanks for your time... That is the most you can ask from a person. Life is short and to know you have taken a moment matters.

You know there was a time when I had a hard time just reading a sentence. Let alone come this far and write a creative thought to paper. I would write down small bits of stuff and hand them to my 3rd grade teacher Mrs. Cercell. What does a kid say who barely knows English? I did my best to scribble something each day. Only because she was someone that resembled my 2nd grade teacher her twin sister Ms. Vance. I did like star stickers, too. Them being beautiful inside and out helped. They put me in remedial English and just did my best to understand. Another interesting fact I had to repeat 1st grade over again not because I did not pass and followed around another student with the same name as me. I did not know the English language well enough to advance. Here I am now in full resolution. Thanks to great teachers for never giving up on me. Time gives back what I have learned.

Glad you found wisdom and love in these verses. What is our art if we cannot let others soak in our thoughts? Our memories are past and present. What is to come as we move closer to the day? When all we are is those written letters of a much beautiful world. We leave behind a legacy to others that continue the path. We left off.

I truly believe one finds a balance with what makes them happy. Even In the event monetary is not as much. Focus to live by is not the bank account. Road for which makes them be content to the fact. Comfort, health and assurance are enough to move on this journey. We call life experience. Trial and error goes hand in hand to the development of who you are and what you want to become. Time is short and living your dream is priority.

This ever-growing world of ours and children next take reign. They develop so much faster and experience events with a click of a button. In turn they teach us more of what we've missed in life. We do our part to guide them in the right direction.

Talent can only get you so far. The rest is living out your creativity. No matter the barriers one must truly have a passion for the art. A man can eat and not be satisfied by the food. Give him the recipe of his dreams. He will be fulfilled for a lifetime.

Mirror is a reflective glass. Only contented image must realize and turn against the ways of misdeeds. No matter how you convey that in the mirror. Your reflection does not change to the person who you have become in life. Healing process is a longer road than the destruction.

Questions are avenues of the soul’s rite of passage. Is there a meaning to all of this rubbish called life? Factor existence of the fabric of your being. You do not breathe and hold. Something inside will let go and make you exhale. You're at an age when doubt comes into play. In time that will come to pass and give direction, which you seek. Meaning of life, the whole truth is a picture not a puzzle of pieces in a box already assembled. Once you put them altogether.

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Invisible



"Wind is just an invisible reflection.
In a calendar’s end of days gone by.
Without constant admission is your presence."


When someone come and go just like a wind, then who would not feel bad? I have also made poems about the wind and it's invisibility, so I can fully relate to this.
Nice metaphor, Glen. :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Glen Yumang Manese

4 Years Ago

Good to see you back here and again thanks for your time...I'm at the last stage of this journey...o.. read more
Dhaye

3 Years Ago

Creativity really matters.....
You're welcome, Glen. :)



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To me, these are works of a true professional! I have to go and clean up the kitchen, so can't read them all now. But I now know where to look when I have some free time! Thank you for sharing your poems with us.

Posted 4 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Glen Yumang Manese

4 Years Ago

Thanks for stopping by...take you time...these will be here...
Dear Captain, this is extremely long, why don't you break it up into smaller segments so that the reader gets the full effect of each piece...it's stunning in its entirety, 'Out of Ink' is my favorite...

I will flow with words of my true imaginary.
Putting on is my armor to battle my demons.
Still my hands bleed upon my shield in this translation.
Monsters are claiming my authority.

Superb, you are very gifted in your ink's flourish Glen, and the font's not so bad either...

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Glen Yumang Manese

4 Years Ago

Frieda - thanks for your time and review of this extremely long post...I did not do this on purpose... read more
Enigmatic, powerful and full of introspection. You a very gifted, creative man, a soul that is wandering through the plains, the skies the stars and Heavens above, reflecting your true heart and energy in your gifted words and thoughts

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Glen Yumang Manese

4 Years Ago

Anne - thanks for your time and review of my work...and the responses through email...just patiently.. read more
You're writing is incredible, can't wait for the release..."Out of Ink" is very intriguing, the struggle for peace is an immense one. How easy would it be to wrong every wronger, how hard, but eternally rewarding is it to forgive for they know not what they do...great work, please keep inspiring!

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Glen Yumang Manese

4 Years Ago

Saleem - thanks for your time to read my work...I agree with you on that statement...I continue with.. read more
Being an author of some forty-odd books (I've written so many that I've lost count!) I feel; you are on a great road of self-discovery. I must admit that I never wrote 'In-depth' but lightly rode wherever the wind took me. There is such intensity within all your writing, as if you fear stopping for breath in case you pass away before all is told. But there's no doubting your intelligence and style which keeps this reader reaching the end of the page... There's no doubt you will get to where you are going!.... Ron.

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Glen Yumang Manese

4 Years Ago

Ron - thanks for your time and review of my work...means a lot...you know more than I with the publi.. read more
I know how challenging writing can be and to publish can be even more daunting. Good luck with your writing and constantly follow your dreams. Enjoyed the poetry here. Trace

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Glen Yumang Manese

4 Years Ago

Thanks for your time...Trace...the cycle seems never to end...when you're done with one thing anothe.. read more
Just thought I would repay the favour and see what you have been up to. Obviously a very serious writer with much happening. I have read through most of this work, captivating with wonderful images and the various styles used reveal the breadth of your talent. I agree with Muse, 'Out of Ink' is wonderful. Also Manila skies is very revealing about your early childhood and makes a sweet read. Was that snake just a metaphor for death, or did one actually wrap around you? I know pythons do kill children in some tropical zones like New Gunea. Good luck with the book Glen.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Glen Yumang Manese

4 Years Ago

Thanks for you time and review...that is a true story...my mother and dad told me...when I was old e.. read more
Keith

4 Years Ago

Thats amazing, hope your good luck continues into your publishing carreer..
Glen Yumang Manese

4 Years Ago

I only have my words to carry me...if they are not enough...I'm going to need a miracle...Thanks Kei.. read more
Invisible



"Wind is just an invisible reflection.
In a calendar’s end of days gone by.
Without constant admission is your presence."


When someone come and go just like a wind, then who would not feel bad? I have also made poems about the wind and it's invisibility, so I can fully relate to this.
Nice metaphor, Glen. :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Glen Yumang Manese

4 Years Ago

Good to see you back here and again thanks for your time...I'm at the last stage of this journey...o.. read more
Dhaye

3 Years Ago

Creativity really matters.....
You're welcome, Glen. :)
I think I'm overwhelmed. What a beautiful and unique way to entice the world to come read you.

My favorite was the "Out of Ink" poem

Tell me once, my heart to the mind.

Tell me twice, my senses to the restless mind.

Tell me three times, my comforts to the said mind.


There's something whimsical about these lines. They way you play with the repetition is charming. It appears that you have found a wonderful photographer to grace your words. I think the most challenging part for some writers is finding a photographer or artist that can compliment his or her work. Thank you for sharing your creative vision...so glad to have stumbled upon this.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

+she plays with matches+

4 Years Ago

you sound blessed, and good luck!
+she plays with matches+

4 Years Ago

I just pinned you, on pinterest, hope you don't mind? I love the third photo down with the man in th.. read more
Glen Yumang Manese

4 Years Ago

Yes...that's Mark Lemmon's photo...he is on Facebook...if you're on there look at his work and give .. read more
I really like your poem "Manilla Skies," Glen. Is it a short autobiography? A baby, thought dead at birth, becomes a man for whom a great prophesy is made. And I believe that prophsesy will be fulfilled. You, and the old man, speak from the heart and well as from the mind. Best of luck to you with your publication. (I will attempt to read others of your poems as time permits.)

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Glen Yumang Manese

4 Years Ago

Joyce - thanks for your time and efforts to the contribution of looking and admiring my work...and t.. read more

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