Monday, July 11, 2011

Puling ken Salugsug (Haiku in Ilocano) (Dust in the Eye and Thorn in the Finger)

Ni Dr. Abe V. Rotor

Agkatkatawa,
Lumlumwag iti banga,
Ittip tungpalna.

(Laughing while pot is boiling may end up into crust.)

Iwaksi nga galad,
Barbasan, ub-ubanan,
Karirigatan.

(Bad habit is hard to give up for the bearded and gray haired.)

Ay, danggayam man
Dagiti lumlumdaang,
‘Toy masakbayam.

(Sympathize with the bereaved to deserve the same in the future. )

Napulinganka?
Ipang-res mo’t mamindua,
Mabang-arangka.

(Dust in your eyes? Blow your nose twice to obtain relief.)

Agbalballaigi,
Rosario nga balitok,
Makasisirap.

(Miraculous rosary of gold, glaring to the sight.)

Agpampannimid,
Bato nga arapa-ap
Ay, daksanggasat.

(Air castle is dream in stone - what a sorry state!)

Balangawisan,
Bullalayaw ta-aw,
Laud ken daya.

(A fishing pole spans the ocean from east to west.)

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