Archive for August, 2011

August 31, 2011

Ilocano haiku #140

Bukbok

Inka ibukbok
Nagrupanget nga rikna
Ibulos ida

Pour

Go pour out
Your frowning feelings
Let them go

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August 30, 2011

Ilocano haiku #139

Natay

Natay ti daniw
Idi ta nagbartekak
Iti sasaom

Died

The poem died
When I got drunk
With your words

August 29, 2011

Ilocano haiku #138

Cathy’s

Prinito nga rice
Bagnet, chicken wenno shrimp
Ah, nagimasen!

Cathy’s

Fried rice
Fried pork, chicken or shrimp
Ah, delicious!

August 26, 2011

Ilocano haiku #137

Kaibaan

Init ken tudo
Idi nga nagkuyogda
Naiyanak ka

Elf

Sunshine and rain
They were together
The day you were born

August 25, 2011

Ilocano haiku #136

Sippaw

Ket no matulid
Ibangon ka. No matnag
Ket sippawenka

Catch

Then if you trip
I’ll help you up. If you fall
Then I’ll catch you.

August 24, 2011

Ilocano haiku #135

Palubos

Palubosanka
Tapno panangipateg
Inka marikna

Letting

I’ll let you go
So that my affection
You will feel

August 23, 2011

Ilocano haiku #134

Pangas

Ti kinapangas
Kas pukkaw, umaw-aweng
Makatitileng

Boastful

Boastfulness
Like shouts, screaming
It’s deafening

August 22, 2011

Ilocano haiku #133

Kinabaknang
Gameng ti daga
Kinabaknang ti ili
Biag, salun-atmi

Wealth

Land’s treasure
Wealth of the nation
Our life and health

August 19, 2011

Ilocano haiku #132

Montreal

Pintas nga gameng
Saguday nakalemmeng
Innak saraken

Montreal

Your treasured beauty
You hidden wonders
I will look for them

August 18, 2011

Ilocano haiku #131

Duyos

Uray igalot
Duyos ket rumuk-at
Kenka sumabat

Desire

I tie it down but
The desire breaks free
And meets you halfway