Translations

Here’s my English translation to the Tagalog/Filipino poetry I posted back in September 2013

https://quarterlife.ph/2013/09/04/tula-paminsan-minsan-i-write-poetry-sometimes/


Come, rain
And pour over
This parched soil
Of my heart that thirst

Longing
for your kisses and embraces
That I have not felt for so long
And have almost forgotten

Where are you?
Why have you left me alone for so long?
I long for your drops
And hope to taste them again

My love,
Come back
And revive these feelings
That continue to sleep


Halika, ulan,
At bumuhos ka
Sa tigang na lupa
Ng puso kong uhaw

Nagmimithi
Ng mga yapos mo’t yakap
Na matagal nang ‘di nadama
At kagyat nang malimutan

Nahan ka?
Bakit kay tagal iniwan?
Tikatik mo’y inaasam
At sana’y muling matikman

Pag-ibig
Magbalik kang muli
At buhayin ang damdaming
Nananatiling naiidlip

 

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