Sunday, May 22, 2016

Ilokano Haiku: No Mapulinganka (When dust gets into your eyes ... what will you do?)*

Dr Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature - School on Blog []
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid (People's School-on-Air) with Ms Melly C Tenorio
738 DZRB AM Band, 8 to 9 evening class, Monday to Friday []
Upstream is noisy after a heavy rain. Fishing
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ainting in acrylic AVR 1997?

1. Panagladingit,
Ilelennek ti init,
Tikag, sakit
Sorrow is immeasurable in times of drought and disease at sunset (metaphor). 
2. Mapulinganka,
Ipangresmo't mamindua, 
 Blow your nose twice to relieve you when dust gets into your eyes. 
3. Naanos unay -
Maikatallo a takiag
Ni apo lakay.

The attendant of an old man is indeed very patient.

4. Laud ken daya
Agsabat a maymaysa
Agkabsat ida.
 West and East meet and become brothers.

5. Panagkasangay,
Agtinnag ti bulbulong,
Aweng malmalday.
Birthdays can be lonely in old age. (Falling leaves, metaphor)

6. Pugot idiay sanga,
Agpalpalayog aya,
Ay, lawa-lawa'.
It's the spider hanging on a branch, a riddle.

7. Rupa't arigna,
Uray nakakidemka,

The way one talks shows his character (face)

- even without looking at the person.

8. Atiddag ti biag,
No dakkel ti lapayag,

He who has large ears live long. (Being alert)

9. Napnuan saririt -
Kabusor, rig-rigat,

Wisdom grows in the face of enemy, hardship and failure.

10. Natagarinto,
Kalpasan ti tudo,
Waig ti ngato.
Upstream is noisy after a rain.

* Answer: Just blow your nose hard, and the dust will be eliminated.
Reference: Living with Nature
, AVR (UST) 2003

A haiku in English is a very short poem in the English language, following to a greater or lesser extent the form and style of the Japanese haiku. A typical haiku is a three-line observation about a fleeting moment involving nature.  

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