Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Verses in Ilocano: Sarukod (Walking Cane)

Dr Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature - School on Blog
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid 738 DZRB AM with Ms Melly C Tenorio 8 to 9 evening class, Mon to Fri

Itudom amin,
Awan basolmo
No nadaluska.
Blame everyone - you're sinless and clean.
(He who has no sin casts the first stone)

Awan gibusna:
Sarsarita, tagtaga-inep,
Kalpasan tanem.
There's no end to gossips and dreams - even after death.

Mapugipog,
Babel padapada,
Ginggined.
Tower of Babel and its kind will fall.

Ugali a madi
Iwaksi. Ub-ubanan,
Kasusukiran.
Habits are hard to correct in old age.

Laud ken daya
Agsabat – aggugubat,
Agkakabsat.
East and West meet, fight and become brothers.

Kibrada
Mangted panagkakadua,
Panagmaymaysa.
Calamities breed unity and cooperation.

Dumanon langit
Ti maikatlo a takyag
Ni Apo Baket.
A helping hand deserves Heaven.

Panagladingit:
Ilelennek ni init,
Tikag, sakit.
Gray sunset is sign of hard times.

Agur-urayka,
Tedted agsasaruno
Mangrunaw bato.
Rock yields to dripping water.

Natalna,
Tarampo, pilid,
Kaar-amamid.
Spinning tops and wheels hum when new.

Agbilangkato't
Sangagasot ken maysa
No agdua-dua ka.
Take time to think when in doubt.


Reference: Okeyka Apong (Tawid a Sirib ken Adal), column by the author, Bannawag Weekly Magazine.

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