Friday, January 27, 2006

Waxing poetic in Mangyan


Si ayopod bay upada
No kang tinaginduman
May ulang madi kagnan
May takip madi kaywan
No kang tinaginduman
Ga siyon di sa adngan
Ga pagtangdayon diman 

(You, my friend, dearest of all, thinking of you makes me sad: rivers deep are in between, forests vast keep us apart. But thinking of you with love: as if you are here nearby standing, sitting by my side.)

Hanunoo mangyan poem written in the Baybayin syllabic writing system. A part of our Filipino heritage worth looking at and looking after.
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