Posts Tagged ‘A Walk Through Words at the Gardens’

I was so inspired coming from a World Poetry Day celebration at Ayala Triangle one fine night of March.  It was first after so many years that I attended a poetry reading session.  I remember being forced to attend this literary thing back in my college dorm days at UP Yakal Residence Hall Open House week.  Never thought I would be drawn to poetry after 10 years. 🙂

On my way home that night as I’m patiently seated in my bus journey from Ayala to Quezon City I scribbled some lines and stanzas in Filipino.  And after a few days a full Tagalog poem is born.  Final draft written inside Starbucks Matalino, I’m so happy to post this poem on the very month of  August as we all celebrate “Buwan ng Wika”.

Ito ay aking handog para sa inyong lahat at nawa’y magsilbing inspirasyon upang ipagpatuloy ang pagsusulat sa wikang Filipino.  


Ang Hinahanap

by: Reg Cagampan


Sa katahimikan ng umaga
hindi mapakali at aligaga
Ang kaginhawahang tinatamasa
iiwanan ba pansamantala
o sa lambot ng unan mananatili, maghihilik?

Sa bawat gabing pagkahimbing
laging may bumubulong sa dilim
Idinuduyan man ng panaginip
pakiwari’y gising na gising pa rin
ang diwang gustong makawala, lumaya.

Minsan kailangang lumayo, dumayo
taliwas sa nakasanayan ng puso
Sapakat minsan, hindi natin alam
na nasa kawalan doon matatagpuan
ang pinakakamimithi, ang hinahanap.

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Yesterday was truly a fulfilling night for great and aspiring writers alike. Celebrating World Poetry Day, Filipinas Heritage Library with Metro Serye and Ayala Land gathered great poets as well as musicians in a night of poetry reading and music.  In the heart of the busy Ayala Triangle Gardens I was privileged to be part of this rare thing.  I’m a newbie in poetry but all the things I witnessed and listened in these 2-hour literary night awakened something in me.

And now I’m sharing a few lines I scribbled in my heart inside a bus on my way home.  I love to write again in Tagalog!  Ang saya pala!

“Minsan kailangang lumayo, dumayo

taliwas sa nakasanayan ng puso

sapakat minsan, hindi natin alam

na nasa kawalan doon matatagpuan

ang pinakakamimithi, ang hinahanap.”

Full blog and a finished piece soon here in my pinkyreg.wordpress.com.  Just happy to aspire to be like one of the great poets I met…someday. 🙂

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