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abel d soto
abel soto
DING SISITSIT

icami 
            ring     maglacad 
caring
            macaliling     dalan
queti...


macatalacad
            caming     malbe
iba't
            quilual     ning
pilubluban...


dimut
            mung     amanu,
aduan
            mi         ban
macatalus.


ditac
            mung     panaun,
ibie                
            yu        ban
maramdam...


darapat
            caming     alang
tucnang
            ba'     queng
mayaquit...


icami
            ring     ditac
caring
            tutung     miquibalu
quecayu.


PILATAN

Nanung atiu
qñg pilatan
da rening bague-bague:
ning banua't sicluban,
nung lumbe ampon tula,
ning bie ampon camatayan,
ning atiu ampon ala,
ning napun ampon ngeni?
Qñg pilatan da
rening bague-bague 
ya pin ing capaliarian,
metung a panaun,
metung a taguimpan,
metung a bie,
metung a grasia,
metung a pamipatilip,
metung a panandit,
metung a capanayan,
a ausan tamung
"CASALUCUYAN."

(August 30, 2008)


IN BETWEEN

What's in
between all these:
heaven and earth,
sadness and joy,
absence and presence,
night and day?
In the middle
of these things
is
an experience,
a moment,
a spirit,
a life,
a gift,
a chance,
a hope,
that is called
the PRESENT.    

(August 30, 2008)


PAGITAN

Ano ba
ang nasa pagitan
ng mga bagay-bagay:
ng langit at lupa,
ng lumbay at ligaya,
ng buhay at kamatayan,
ng nandiyan at wala,
ng kahapon at bukas?
Sa pagitan 
ng mga bagay-bagay
ay isang karanasan,
isang panahon,
isang diwa,
isang buhay,
isang biyaya,
isang pagkakataon,
isang pag-asa
na kung tawagin natin ay
NGAYON.                

(August 30, 2008/Angeles City)

(Dito ko palaging mas gustong hanapin ang Diyos: 
sa NGAYON. 'Di komplikado, 'di simple. 'Di magastos, 
di matipid. 'Di sobra, 'di kulang. Sakto lang... 
parang COKE.)



[About the author. Abel D. Soto took up his certificatory double major course in Creative Writing and Performing Arts at Centre for Arts Foundation, Inc. in Quezon City. He also finished the Managing the Arts Program at the Asian Institute of Management in Makati City. He is a resident of Bacolor, Pampanga.]

-Posted: 8:25 AM 10/14/09 | More of this author on eK!
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