Archive for April, 2011

April 28, 2011

Ilocano haiku #51

Lumnek

Lumgek ni init
Lumnek met kinasam-it.
Mabatin’ pait.

Sinks

The sun sets
and the sweetness sinks with it.
Bitterness remains.

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April 27, 2011

Ilocano haiku #50

Kawaw

Dakkel nga kawaw
Iti kaunggan riknak
Awan mangpunno

Empty

A big emptiness
In my innermost
Unfillable

April 26, 2011

Ilocano haiku #49

Adat

Apay nagadat
Nagasang ti iliw mo
Makapauram

Spice

Why so spicy
So hot, your longing
It burns

April 21, 2011

Ilocano haiku #48

Daton

Daton ko, Apo
Singpet ti panagbiyag
Dayaw ti sao

Offering

My offering, Lord
Virtue in living
Honor in words.

April 21, 2011

Ilocano haiku #47

Tubos

Sakripisyo Yo
Nangtubos basbasol mi.
Sika’t salbar mi.

Paid

Your sacrifice, Lord,
Paid for our sins,
You’re our salvation.

April 21, 2011

Ilocano haiku #46

Kararag

Panagkararag:
Kawes, salaknib, armas.
Ken agimat ko

Prayer

Praying:
Cloth, shield, weapon.
My amulet.

April 20, 2011

Ilocano haiku #45

Dalluyong

Ay, dalluyong ka
Iti baybay ti imnas
Awan talna na

Wave

Oh, but you’re a wave
In a sea of serene beauty
There is no calm

April 19, 2011

Ilocano haiku #44

Pegges

Pegges ti essem
Naadalem, makalmes
Isalakan nak

Rapids

The rapids of desire
So deep and drowning
Save me

April 18, 2011

Ilocano haiku# 43

Ruk-at

Ruk-atam kadi
Nakagalut a rugso
Pitik ti puso

Unleash

Please unleash
Your bound passion
And your heart’s beat

April 15, 2011

Ilocano haiku #42

Kamat

Init ken Bulan
Agkinkinnamatan da
Ay, apay ngata?

Chase

The Sun and Moon
They chase after each other
I wonder why?