Archive for July, 2011

July 29, 2011

Ilocano haiku #117

Kulibangbang

Ay, kulibangbang!
Apay nga nagragsakkan?
Nagtaytayabam?

Butterfly

Oh, butterfly!
Why are you so happy?
Where did you fly?

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July 28, 2011

Ilocano haiku #116

Lulua

Luluam, ipeksam
Sibog kadayta isem
Agbunga’t ragsak

Tears

Let go your tears
To water your smile
And bear fruits of joy

July 27, 2011

Ilocano haiku #115

Sabong

Sabong ti away
Nalapsat ken naem-ma
Awan padana

Flower

Countryside flower
Beautiful and tender
There’s nobody like her

July 26, 2011

Ilocano haiku #114

Bit-bituen

Agranranyagda
Bitbituen ti Siyensya
Lumawlawagda!

Stars

They keep shining
Stars of Science
They grow brighter!

July 25, 2011

Ilocano haiku #113

Tibbayo

Awan ka metten
Idi nga nariingak
Nagtibbayoak

Fear

You were gone
When I woke up
I feared the worst

July 22, 2011

Ilocano haiku #112

Kararag

Panagkararag:
Taraon ti kararua,
Talna ti rikna.

Prayer

Praying:
Food for the soul,
Calm of emotions.

July 21, 2011

Ilocano haiku #111

Gur-rood

Ay, sika kanyak
Kas gilap ti gur-rood
Aweng ti kimat

Thunder

Oh, you to me
Like the flash of thunder
The boom of lightning.

July 20, 2011

Ilocano haiku #110

Raman

Nasam-it kunam
Kunak met ket napait:
Panangipateg.

Taste

You say it’s sweet
I say it leaves a bitter after taste:
Love.

July 19, 2011

Ilocano haiku #109

Ngitingit

‘Nya kangato na?
Kangitingitan tuok
Ken panagdusa?

Height

How high is it?
The height of suffering
And punishment?

July 18, 2011

Ilocano haiku #108

Alimpatok

Nagalimpatok
Nadanon patinggana.
Natinnag. Daga.

Peak

It peaked
It reached its limit.
It fell. To earth.