Marne’s Poet’s Picturebook

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A second poem of mine got published in Marne Kilates’s literary website Poet’s Picturebook. This edition (Number 29! Congrats Marne!) has been called “The Monsoon Issue” and, as in all other editions, has a range of interesting images (mostly photographs this time around) that go with poetry about the season.

Marne did a fine job translating my poem, “Pagtanaw sa Siyudad sa Paligid ng Bundok, Siyudad na Yapos ng Dalawang Dagat, 1999.” I know, that title is quite a mouthful.

I am still browsing through his amazing website and I invite readers of matangmanok to visit Poet’s Picturebook.

Here is my poem in the original Filipino.  You will have to visit Poet’s Picturebook to read the English translation.

Pagtanaw sa Siyudad sa Paligid ng Bundok, Siyudad na Yapos ng Dalawang Dagat, 1999

Sinlamig ng bisig ng bangkay
Ang salamin nitong bintana.

Humahagupit ang ulan
At binalumbon ng abuhing

Ulap ang kabundukan.
Nilulunod ng palahaw ng hangin

Ang karaniwang ingay
Ng mga humahangos na sasakyan.

Sino ang hindi pa nakakauwi
Sa panahong ganito?

Sino ang ihahatid ng estranghero?
Sino ang gagawing tahanan ng karahasan?

Pagtanaw sa Siyudad sa Paligid ng Bundok,
Siyudad na Yapos ng Dalawang Dagat, 1999
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About matangmanok

Jim Pascual Agustin writes and translates poetry. Sometimes he tries his hand at essays and stories. In 2011 the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House in Manila released BAHA-BAHAGDANG KARUPUKAN (poems in Filipino) and ALIEN TO ANY SKIN (poems in English). The same publisher released his most recent poetry collections SOUND BEFORE WATER and KALMOT NG PUSA SA TAGILIRAN. In 2015 a new poetry collection in English, A THOUSAND EYES was released. His first collection of short stories in Filipino, SANGA SA BASANG LUPA, was released in 2016. UK publisher The Onslaught Press launches his latest poetry collection, WINGS OF SMOKE, worldwide in February 2017. View all posts by matangmanok

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