An Island formed by earth and fire,
Its mountaintop kisses the sky.
Where men dance with the sea
And sail to where the fish will be.
Where houses built with lime and stone
and stayed standing while time has gone.
Where people's smile are sweet and true
And warms the yearning heart so blue.
The island known for it's beauty,
Its shores I tread, I tasted its bounty.
You'll stay forever in my heart,
We'll meet again, but now I'll part.
And even though I'm sure I'll miss,
I will come back here in Batanes.
Marfel's Lodge, January 22, 2017