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.
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.