Villa, who lived in Singalong, Manila. a Filipino poet, literary critic, short story writer, and painter. Introduced the reversed consonance rime scheme, including the comma poems that made full use of the punctuation mark in an innovative, poetic way. Pen name: Doveglion Occupation:Poet, critic, and lecturer Literary movement: Modernism, Surrealism Notable work(s): The Anchored Angel, The Emperors New Sonnet, Footnote to Youth Notable award(s):Philippine National Artist, Academy Award for Literature, Guggenheim Fellowship, UP Golden Jubilee Literary Contests, Pro Patria Award, Heritage Award
Ponso- a small, thin man with expressionless, black eyes and a thin, quavering voice. A 35 year old man. Flora- was ugly. Her body was thin and short, and her face is not pleasant to behold. A widow man- over fifty year old, had a three children.
It is a story of a man (Ponso) who felt the desire for a woman when he was thirty five. He asked flora to come live with him. At first flora resented and got angry even while she remained silent, but finally she said yes.Flora was a servant woman and she welcomed this chance of having an independent home. Flora was half ashamed but also glad to accept his proposal. When she gave Ponso her acceptance she cried a lot.
Flora, as a girl, had dreamed of marrying but no lover came. Even Ponso, who asked her to live with him, did not make love to het but got to his point at once.“You come live with me, Flora. I’ll be good to you.”Ponso took Flora to the little room that he rented for himself. At first Flora was afraid to go in but Ponso said if they were to live together she ought not to be afraid of him.
Ponso and Flora did not marry but Flora did not complain. Ponso was satisfied with her and Flora was happy she had a man. Flora prayed for him to be good to her and that she should learn to love this man.