papa osmubal
ING MAKUDTA: KAWATASAN KARENG ATLUNG AMANU
(KAPAMPANGAN, PORTUGES, AMPONG TAGALOG)*
(Kapampangan)
ING MAKUDTA
Makalawe yang maratna keng papil balamu mo
ing lawe karin kusa yang dumukit amanu

Mabilis yang mapupupud ining pundat-pundat a kandila
ing mitututundu nang aslag maka-adya neng magkera

Mapagal nala naman deng alino at deng lupisak
a nandin pa atiyu keng bubung memaglako no ngan

Ditak na mung pinandit kanyan kusang dalumdum na
inalduk neng misan ing kayang alak at inisip ne ing banwa

Dapat yang lalang masalang batwin ampong mata
uli'ng saguli mung pinandit kanyan kusang dalumdum na
(Portuges)
O POETA
Ele está olhando o papel em branco, parece que
o seu olhar cinzelará palavras miraculosas nele

A vela sonolenta ainda fica mais curta
a sua chama preguiçosa já descansará

As sombras estão cansadas e os lagartos
que estavam no teto foram já embora

Vai logo ficar muito escuro
ele tomou um gole do vinho e imaginou o céu

Porque ele tem que escrever e inventar estrelas e olhos
porque vai logo ficar muito escuro
(Tagalog)
ANG MAKATA
Nakatitig siya sa papel akala mo ang kanyang titig
ay kusang uukit ng mga salita doon

Ang kandila ay nauupos nang mabilis
ang tamad nitong apoy ay handa nang matulog

Ang mga anino ay pagod na at ang mga butiki
na kani-kanina lang nasa bubong ay nagsilisan na

Magiging madilim na maya-maya lamang
ininum niya ang kanyang alak at inisip niya ang langit

Kailangan niyang lumikha ng mga tala't mata
sapagka't maya-maya lamang ay magiging madilim na

*Ining kawatasan linikas neng Papa Osmubal keng Kapampangan, Portuges, ampong Tagalog, ibat keng kayang lalang keng Ingglis a mayayawus "The Bard" a melimbag keng Poor Mojo's Almanac(k) ketang banuwang 2005. Malyari yang batyon itang kawatasan keng Ingglis keni: Poor Mojo's Almanac(k)
—Posted 9:02 AM 2/10/10 by eK! | Post Your Comment!



About the author. Papa Osmubal is Oscar Balajadia of Magalang (Well, don't get fooled by that name), now a Macau resident (Sorry, where?) and married to a Chinese local (How? How come? Why?). He has been a Catholic seminarian (OK, he once opened a book at an exam in Latin and Romance Languages—but who in frigging hell did not?), a Catholic missionary (Oh, the rosary is the answer to our country's economic problems and to your alcoholism and addiction to nicotine!), a bookstore staffer (Yes, sir, listen here, we know it is urgent, so your book is on its way from Guangzhou and will be here in 8 months!), a librarian (Oh, it's Friday the 13th and I am not putting 666 as Dewey call number on this bloody book!), and a teaching assistant (OK, pal, I know you prepared for the exams so I will check and mark them!). He is currently a teacher (yawn) and has an M.A. in English Studies (yawn even more, nod off, and then snore) from the University of Macau (sorry again, where?).
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