oliver s. carlos
ATLU
ING POETA, ING PAUICAN, AT DING CAUATASAN
nung ing poeta

metung iang pauican

at ding iapsa nang cauatasan

ebun la mung

tatambunan na't lalacuan,

cabud da la panacauan

quing balas ning pasigan,

caplas na at casaquet

nung qng catataulian

abalu nang ala

metung mang caia ala.
E MU KU IYASAG
e mu ku iyasag munye kapuryan

karing poesyang maglarawan

nung makananu neng pamitan

ning didigang butu

   ing puking timan-timan;


nung nuanti kayumu

ing pulut ning kapalsintang

pisulu

lalam ding impung makaduku

king dikut ning dalisdis

o mabatung batis


   maybug nakung mika-dyabetis!


mal ing panyaliwan.

dakal no ring magkasat

king kasakitan at kayalan

kabang manako la

ding ganid a lider

a peparam tamung katungkuluan

kabang dening sasalangsang


   pamaten dong tunggal-tunggal!


e mu ku iyasag munye kapuryan

karing poesyang maglarawan

king butu't puki ning kapalsintan
QUO ANIMO?
Alang duda

alang pisasabyan

iniang ding miliwas-liwas a migmalasakit

ginulyut king garitun, ikua ra nang minina at misalunan

ding seke rang gintung layun at mayap a parasan, memitamit lang

mibakutut king ilang a lugal. Karin, ume lang manatiling lakwan-dasan

ning aldo at uran. Deta namang magmyus at magparangalang ila

ing midalakit at milud karing anggang miumpisan---ding teterenten

a payaus talasalba, kinangwa lang mangaragul a trompa. Peparamdam

do ring paulit-ulit a gale, ding pamagmasabal, a papasiag da ring labing

e mebyasa karing bayung siuala at aske. E ra ikit ing pamiyaliwa ning layun

at sitwasyun. Ding balang gagawan, susulat da la at iyukit king pawud

at dalpakan ning garitun. Misake lang miyayaliwang gayak, seke da la

pati ring galut-galut at mangalirang a pamispisan ning minunang panawun.

Geyak de ing garitun . . . e ra no siniyasat man

ding ala nang angin a gulung. Geyak de pin

at kitmuang miyayaliwang pabayat.

Geyak da la naman ding karelang sarili

Misulud lang mangakintab a imalan

atsaka do sebitanan bulung a gintu

ding karelang malingmingan

alang gugulyut

sinake la ngan
—Posted: 10:59 PM 5/6/12 by eK! | Post Your Comment!



About the author. Oliver Carlos was born and grew up in the town of San Luis, Pampanga. He studied AB Political Science at the University of the East in Manila, but did not manage to finish it, not because of some difficulties, but rather because of his love of his country. He was kicked out of school because he spent most of his time in the streets with other nationalist youths, fighting against the rotten political system. He chose to stay in other people's houses and studied in the hinterlands with the poor farmers. In doing so, he met his future better half and companion in life. Now, he is one of the OFWs, trying his luck in foreign places to make both ends meet and to get his family out of poverty. Amidst all this, he keeps on looking back at his beloved country, especially his province, Pampanga.
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