It is not often that poetry is read or listened to by a lot of people. It is regarded as one of the hardest to understand and sometimes even treated as a puzzle or a code that cannot be deciphered. In On the Wings of Love, however, this usually ignored form of expression has been organically woven into the story as the character of Rico (Juan Miguel "Gege" Severo) performs his spoken word poetry interspersed with related scenes of Clark, Leah, or Jigs.
In a previous interview
, Gege—a spoken word artist himself in real life—said: "I'm happy that more people now have become aware of the existence of spoken word as an art form, but I'm a bit pressured because the first few were all well-received. At the same time, worried din ako about misrepresenting the form. I want the people to know na spoken word is not exclusively about love and heartache."
Hugot lines or not, Rico has definitely caught our attention with his saksak-puso lines that we'll listen to again and again anyway. He has already delivered six pieces of poetry to date.
1) Sampung Bagay na Natutunan Ko sa mga Umiibig
Rico dedicates this poem to those who has loved and lost, and will probably do it again despite the pain. He enumerated the ten things he learned about love, from its sweet beginning to its bitter end.
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