Filipino poetry

[WATCH] Mga tula ng pag-ibig: Lui Manansala reads Dave S. Tolentino’s ‘Sa Satuyang Pagkawara’

[WATCH] Mga tula ng pag-ibig: Lui Manansala reads Dave S. Tolentino’s ‘Sa Satuyang Pagkawara’
The poem argues that one can only express true love when one learns to commit oneself wholly and unreservedly

Veteran actress and member of Free the Artist Movement Lui Manansala reads ‘Sa Satuyang Pagkawara’ by Bikolano poet Dave S. Tolentino. The poem argues that one can only express true love when one learns to commit one’s self wholly and unreservedly.

Manansala was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for the 2017 Gawad Urian Awards for her role in Ned’s Project.

Tolentino is a teacher and poet from Virac, Catanduanes.

Read the text here:

Sa Satuyang Pagkawara
by Dave S. Tolentino

Nu igwa sana kuta nin salong lugar
kun sain pigaanod nin pagkaringaw
an gabos na nawarang mga bagay,
dae lamang ako maduwa-duwa
na itukal nin tiket pasiring duman
an sadiri kong payo – nakakahang
sa bulawan na plato
nganing dagos mabutwa
an remote, an susi, an relo
an sanggatuson mong bolpen,
an magkapirang panyo
na dae mo na nareparo
kun sain ta pigbugtak
o natakdag.

Magpiyong ka
pag aduman na ako
ta mamati mo tulos
na kapot mo na an gabos
mong pigahanap sa kinab-an.
Dae man palan pigbutsanan
nin saimong mga kamot.
Warang mata an pagkamoot.

– Rappler.com

Special thanks to Dave S. Tolentino, Lui Manansala, and Free the Artist Movement