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Cuando la lluvia venga
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Enter the fascinating world of Antonio Aguirre Salamero, an extraordinary poet radiating with gravitas. In his debut poetry collection, he illuminates his deep affection for the environment, unveiling the breathtaking beauty fashioned by an indescribable Uncreated Beauty that unfolds within nature's embrace. With a striking blend of symbolism and naturalism, Salamero firmly believes in the enduring legacy of the trees we plant, destined to outlast our mortal existence. Brace yourself for a transformative experience as his verses effortlessly transcend the boundaries of mere words, imbuing each line with philosophical revelations and every phrase with the weight of an aphoristic truth. Through the pages, you'll feel an undeniable presence of his unwavering love for family and friends, an omnipresent force that surges through the book like a torrential downpour, leaving an indelible impression on your heart and soul.

Rubrics and Runes

Follow José Morán as he enters the hallowed walls of a monastery, driven by an unwavering pursuit of chivalry's loftiest ideals. Little does he know that his path will take a treacherous turn amidst the tumultuous upheaval that engulfs the fictional island nation of Islas e Islotes following a government's collapse. In a shocking twist, José's fate as a devoted religious priest hangs by a thread, manipulated by a corrupt and morally bankrupt religious superior who leads a secret double life. Exploiting the chaos that ensues, this abominable figure colludes with uniformed human rights violators, concocting a vile fabrication that falsely accuses the blameless friar of a heinous crime.


As the plot thickens, the novel delves into the dangerous intersection of politics and faith, where those professing to follow the teachings of Christ readily trample upon His injunction: "Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's and unto God the things that are God's." Within these pages, the cloak of righteousness is torn asunder, revealing the true faces of hypocritical figures donned in cassocks. At the same time, the innocent and vulnerable are left to face the harrowing consequences.


Prepare to be captivated by a tale that weaves together the dark underbelly of power, the resilience of the human spirit, and the precarious balance between faith and politics. In this unflinching exploration, only the weak are spared, and the identities of both heroes and villains unravel in a stark portrait of the human condition.

Spiritual Quest in Verse

Spiritual Quest in Verse introduces to the world outside the Philippines the extraordinary poetry of Ricaredo Demetillo. Author Gilbert Luis R. Centina III dissects Demetillo's poetic creations, which transcend boundaries, effortlessly blending the rich traditions of East and West. 


Praised by critics as a luminary straddling two worlds, Demetillo's poetry offers a mesmerizing bridge between diverse influences. Each verse becomes a gateway to profound exploration, revealing the intricate depths of the human experience and enlightening both the eager student and dedicated cultural scholar. Within these pages lies a precious reservoir of knowledge, waiting to be discovered and cherished.


Spiritual Quest in Verse is a testament to his enduring legacy, a resplendent mosaic where Eastern and Western sensibilities merge harmoniously. This extraordinary book unlocks the secrets that will forever enrich your understanding of humanity's spiritual journey.

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