Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Tula

I dabble in poetry. I was inspired and encouraged by my good friend, Nini, a poet. I can say, without any reservation that she is one of the best, and I'm sure some of those who have read her poems agree with me. (Pssst...you agree? Right? Come one say something.) Her poetry takes one off to her world; to her feeling of joy and soars with her. It is a gift. How I wish I could write just like her, but, alas, I am not to be. I am a mere rhymester...not a poet.

Here's one I wrote in Tagalog.

Ay, Hinagpis

Si Mang Isko ay naghihinagpis
Di makakain; singnipis na ng ipis.
Ang paningin ay nagkaekis-ekis
Nang ang mahal niya ay umalis.

Ito ay nangibang bayan,
Tumawag o sumulat nakalimutan.
Si Mang Isko ay nagmuk-mok
Kanyang ulo'y ipinuk-pok.

Sa pader na walang bukbok,
'Sing tigas ng martilyong pamukpok,
Hanggang siya'y nagkabukol-bukol
Animo'y kalsadang Maynila na bakul-bakol.

Maawaing kapitbahay ay di pansin
Kahit may dalang bibingkang kakanin.
Maawa na sana ang mahal niya
At bumalik na sa piling niya.

O, hinagpis.

Aug. 19, 2004

8 comments:

nona said...

I agree with you mari...galing niya nakapunta na ako sa site niya noon timing kasi ang post niya that time yung lavender flower painting na may poem...shy lng ako magcomment hehe...

haha, cute nman niyan nagrarhyme talaga..."si mang isko", *bow*

nini said...

psst...ikaw man. i'm not a poet, just a wannabe or a struggling dabbler.

thanks for the intro mi amiga.

nini

Mari said...

Nona: Don't be shy. Sige punta ka sa blog niya at basahin mo yung Blog Theft na post niya. What happened to her might happen to you, me, or any of our friend bloggers. You might even write about it in your blog. Come to think of it, I should write about it. Punta ka sa blog niya, make a comment, di siya nangangagat...wala siyang ngipin. He he he

Mari said...

Nini: You are so humble. You truly are one, you know.

Thank you Nona and Nini for commenting here. Muah!

sexy mom said...

hey, the poem is not only rhymy (i mean it makes rhyme), it's witty, too. i like it very much. i also write poems, i have posted some them in my blog, they're light ones (kaya i felt the similarity):)

Mari said...

sexy mom: Gee, thanks. I'm glad you liked my silly poem. We have something in common then...poetry. I'll visit you again and read your poems. Better yet, I'll link you to mine, if that's alright with you.

ghee said...

hahaha!I like it!!Hilarious at ang ganda ng rhyme :)

dinalhan kita ng halo halo,LOL!

uuy,link na rin kita,okies?update ko blog ko tonight :)

ciao!!

Mari said...

ghee: Thanks. I'm glad you liked my poem. Hmmm...halo-halo espesyal...sarap...ha ha ha.

You are linked already.