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Kailangan ko ng kape.

5:07 Namulat sa isang gunita.

5:09 Tulala. Pagod ang mga mata.

5:10 Tila hindi na sila nasanay sa bigat— ng muta.

5:14 Makapagkape nga.

5:17 Teka.

5:17 Walang tubig.

5:18 Itutuloy ko pa ba?

5:22 Wow. Iba din.

5:23 Binuhusan ba ‘to ng pintura ni Van Gogh?

5:23 Ang ganda ng langit.

5:24 Naalala ko na naman.

5:25 Wala pa akong kape.

5:29 Wala ka din sa aking tabi.

5:30 Ba’ t bigla kang nasama sa usapan?

5:31 Sabagay.

5:32 Simula’t huli, hindi ka naman nawala sa isip. Sa paggising sa umaga hanggang sa pagsapit ng gabi. Matamlay man o makulay ang langit. Maging sa eskinita ng 6th st. Sa lamig ng ice cream. Sa init ng kape.

5:33 Kape.

5:34 Kailangan ko pala ng kape.

5:34 At ikaw sa aking tabi.

5:39 Kailan ba ito matatapos?

5:40 Ang tagal naman ng oras.

5:41 Mapanukso ang bawat segundo. Gusto ko silang itulak papalayo. Pabilisin ang pagtakbo ng mga minuto. Ayoko nang kumapit sa kamay orasan. At sa kung ano pang mga pangako ang hawak nito.

5:42 Nakakatakot.

5:45 Nakakasilaw na.

5:45 Natapos na pala ang pamimitak ng araw.

5:47 Kailangan ko nang tumayo. Ayaw mo nga pala sa mga hindi nag-aalmusal.

5:48 Tatayo.

5:49 Matutulala.

5:50 Kailangan ko muna kasi ng kape.

5:53 At pwede bang ikaw na rin sa aking tabi?

5:55 Limang minuto. Limang minutong pagnakaw ngiti. Pagkalaban sa oras na tila galit na tayo’y pagsamahin.

5:55 Itutuloy ko pa ba?

5:56 Oo na. Tama na.

5:57 Tatayo na.

5:59 Panibagong araw na naman ang haharapin.

6:00 Makapag-init nga ng tubig.


It has been a while since I’ve written a Tagalog Poem (or any poem for that matter). This piece is a poem and a story in one. A shoutout to the coffee lovers and to the lovers of dawn. 

P.S. I tried to write an English translation but didn’t like how it turned out. So in defeat, with a hint of distress, I’m posting this as it is. Below is a snippet and probably the gist of the whole piece. 🙂

5:34 I need coffee.
5:34 And you beside me.

Bakit Kailangan Laging May Mang-Iiwan at May Iiwanan?

A poetic duet with a friend, a traveller, an all-time hugotero, an instant love guro, and team bang’s one and only IDOL wanderer. Here’s an early Tagalog hugot about leaving and being left behind…


Idolwanderer:

Sa ngalan ng pag ibig may dalawa kang pagpipilian. Ang mang-iwan o ang iwanan.

Ngunit sino ba talaga ang laging nang-iiwan? Kaming mga lalaki o kayong mga kababaihan?

Maria:

Sino nga ba ang nang-iwan at sino ang iniwan? Sa larong ito, sino ba ang may kasalanan?

Ako ba na walang ginawa kundi ibigay ang lahat. O ikaw na ang tingin sa akin ay hindi pa sapat?

Idolwanderer:

Ha! laro? Anong laro? Para sayo laro lang pala ang akala koy totoo?

Ang sakit isipin at kay hirap tanggapin. Ngayo’y alam ko na, na para sayo ako’y laruan lang at di pala dapat mahalin

Maria:

May totoo nga ba sa lahat ng iyong ipinakita. Kung napakadali mong nagbitiw at naglahong parang bula.

Ang lahat ng pangako mo ay pinanghawakan ko. Ngunit sa isang saglit, lahat pala ay mapapako. Continue reading “Bakit Kailangan Laging May Mang-Iiwan at May Iiwanan?”

Bulong ng Hangin

It has been a while since I’ve written a Tagalog Poem (or any poem for that matter). It was my recent hiatus that rekindled my love of writing poems in our local dialect and I couldn’t be any happier. Perhaps it was being one with nature that brought my muse home? 

Hope everyone’s having a lovely day! See English translation below. 🙂

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Bulong ng Hangin

Hiling ko na ibulong sayo ng hangin
Ang mga sekretong pilit kong kinikimkim
Na sana sabihin nito sa iyo na hindi ka nag-iisa—
Na ako man ay takot din.

Takot na baka magkamali,
Takot na baka ito ay mali.

Takot na masakatan na namang muli.

Ngunit para saan pa ang mga pusong daig pa ang ingay ng mga tambol
Kung hindi naman nito kayang mangahas?
Anong pang halaga ng pagtibok ng puso?

Kaya, heto ako, humihiling sa hangin na ibulong sayo ang daing:
Katulad ng paghagod ng mga alon sa baybayin,
Katulad ng paghalik ng palubog araw sa karagatan,
Katulad ng pagyakap ng dalim sa kalangitan,
Matuto tayong magpadala sa tadhana
Na wala ang mga takot ng nakaraan.

English Translation: Whispers of the Wind

I wish the wind whispers you the secrets
I’ve been trying to keep.
I hope it tells you that you are not alone—
That I, too, am afraid

Afraid to make another mistake,
Afraid that this is a mistake

Afraid to get wounded all over again.

But for what are the hearts that beat louder than drums
If they can’t be brave?
What’s the point of having hearts that beat?

So, here I am, wishing for the wind to whisper my plea:
Just as the waves stroke the shore,
Just as the setting sun kisses the sea,
Just as the darkness embraces night,
Let us give in to destiny
Without having the fears of the past.


Linking this one to dVerse’s Open Link Night. 🙂

Head over here to join the fun!

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The flame of destiny

“You don’t have to say everything to be a light. Sometimes a fire built on a hill will bring interested people to your campfire.” ― Shannon L. Alder

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It was back in July when my dearie, Rosema of A Reading Writer, and I decided to build our small campfire called, Word High July, on a hill. None of us knew if our fire was bright enough to draw people or if it could last for the whole month. We had nothing to keep the fire burning but our passion in writing, our desire to meet new friends, and our pride, The 30 Beautiful Filipino Words.

But, in the midst of our doubts, all the forces of the blogosphere seemed to have connived and turned our fire into a blazing flame.  The flame of destiny. We were all meant to meet. We were all meant be each other’s light. We we’re all meant to sit around a campfire.

And for that, I thank all the great writers and poets that I have come across through Word High July. It was a month of learning, inspiration, and building greater bonds among everyone.

Thank you for the poems and  fictions
Those gorgeous photos under the sun
Those six-word tales and random thoughts
That kept us word-high on July!

Let’s give ourselves a pat on the shoulder, we made it! Cheers everyone. Mazel tov! 😀 ❤

Image Source: Favim


Today’s Filipino word prompt is “tadhana” which refers to “an invisible force that makes things happen beyond the control of mortals”.

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At Your Mercy

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At Your Mercy

Fears and doubts today surround me
Endless questions I can’t comprehend
Darkened path, my eyes cannot see
Mind running wild as logic ends
These all I lay at the mercy of Your feet
My restless heart, my wavering faith
My rivers of tears and gnashing teeth
Your gift of love and wisdom, I will wait

© 2016 Maria. All Rights Reserved.

Image Source: Favim


Today’s Filipino word prompt is “kinaadman” which refers to “knowledge or wisdom”.

Come on! Write a poem or a fiction
Snap a photo under the sun
A six-word tale or a long post, perhaps?
Let’s all get word-high this July!

Want to join the fun? Find the prompt words HERE! Don’t forget to pingback & use the tag WordHighJuly. Mazel tov! 😉

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Nostalgia

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Nostalgia

Ang dalisay na hangin,
Sa aking pisngi dumadampi
Mga huni ng ibon,
Sa aking paggising inaawit
Ang amoy ng kape
Na timpla ni nanay
At mga halakhak
Ng aking tatay—
Ito ay ilan lamang sa binabalikan
Ng aking pusong nangungulila

~English Translation~

The undiluted wind
That kisses my cheeks
The bluebirds’ hymn
As I wake
The sweet aroma
Of mother’s coffee
And my dear father’s
Lively laughter—
These are just few things
My longing heart wants to relive

© 2016 Maria. All Rights Reserved.

Image Source: Favim


Today’s Filipino word prompt is “dalisay” which means “pure or undiluted”.

Come on! Write a poem or a fiction
Snap a photo under the sun
A six-word tale or a long post, perhaps?
Let’s all get word-high this July!

Want to join the fun? Find the prompt words HERE! Don’t forget to pingback & use the tag WordHighJuly. Mazel tov! 😉

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Your Flame

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Your Flame
An Imayo

The sun shines brightly, a blazing ball of splendor
Its warmth enfolds me tightly, erasing my blues
But one look at you, the gorgeous sun is no more
For like a moth to a flame, to you I’m enthralled

© 2016 Maria. All Rights Reserved.

Painting by Ben Jackson


Today’s Filipino word prompt is “makisig” which means “dashing, well-dressed, or gorgeous”.

P.S. To be precise, this word falls under the masculine category. In Filipino, this is an adjective subjected to men. The word, “maganda”, is it’s feminine counterpart. 🙂

Come on! Write a poem or a fiction
Snap a photo under the sun
A six-word tale or a long post, perhaps?
Let’s all get word-high this July!

Want to join the fun? Find the prompt words HERE! Don’t forget to pingback & use the tag WordHighJuly. Mazel tov! 😉

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Wind & Kisses

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Wind & Kisses
Shadorma

Sweet and soft
The northeast wind blows—
Heart tickles
Skin shivers
As Boreas sends his kisses
In the breath of wind

© 2016 Maria. All Rights Reserved.

Image Source: Favim


Today’s Filipino word prompt is “amihan” which refers to “the northeast wind, breeze”. This is another piece inspired by Boreas, the Greek god of the north wind.

Come on!
Write a poem or a fiction
Snap a photo under the sun
A six-word tale or a long post, perhaps?
Let’s all get word-high this July!

Want to join the fun? Find the prompt words HERE! Don’t forget to pingback & use the tag WordHighJuly. Mazel tov! 😉

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Frozen Time

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Frozen Time
Kimo 

My world froze when I look into those eyes—
A moment I yearned to last
Until the end of time.

© 2016 Maria. All Rights Reserved.

Photo Credit: Pipay via Favim


Today’s Filipino word prompt is “humaling” which means “extreme fondness”.

Come on! Write a poem or a fiction
Snap a photo under the sun
A six-word tale or a long post, perhaps?
Let’s all get word-high this July!

Want to join the fun? Find the prompt words HERE! Don’t forget to pingback & use the tag WordHighJuly. Mazel tov! 😉

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