Poems are rituals. Believe or not?

Switzerland
June 28, 2009 6:53pm CST
People use rituals to help them in their transitions. Endings, in particular, are celebrated inmany ways. For some people, when they end relationships,they clean out things given to them by their separated other half. Some would return, some give away, and others burn. For me, it is this. This is my ritual – recording a favorite Neruda poem, translated in Filipino, to formally end my chapter with Marco (a friends boyfriend) . This marks the end, but also a new beginning. Tonight I Can Write The Saddest Lines Maisusulat ko ang mga pinakamalulungkot na tula ngayong gabi. Maisusulat halimbawa, Ang gabi maningning, ang mga tala at bituin na asul, sa dako pa roon. Umiikot sa langit ang hangin ng gabi, umaawit. Maisusulat ko ang mga pinakamalulungkot na tula ngayong gabi. Siya ay iniibig ko at kung misan ako ay iniibig din niya. Isa lang akong makata na tapat at di natinag sa pagkakabigkis ng sadula. Sapagkat maisusulat ko ang mga pinakamalulungkot na tula ngayong gabi. Ano pa at nag umaga, nagdaan ka at nasilayan twina.. Sumapit ang gabi, lungkot ang nadama, kasama mo pala ay iba.. Sapagkat maisusulat ko ang mga pinakamalulungkot na tula ngayong gabi. Sumapit ang kaarawan, munting regalo nakamtan, Pag asang galing sa iyo mahal, Di pala naging makatotohanan. At sa huli, maisusulat ko ang mga pinakamalulungkot na tula ngayong gabi. Salamat, Jeff
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@underdogtoo (9601)
• Philippines
29 Jun 09
I am not sure if this is allowed. Someone could report this and cause this post to be deleted. English is the language used in mylot and though I find the poetry exquisite, it might still be against the rules. cheers!!
• Switzerland
29 Jun 09
If they would like to delete it, then there is no problem at all. Rule is rule but myLot also appreciates ideas from own language. So why not sometime share your talents in writing poems through MyLot. Still I am very happy that many people appreciate my poems. I am sure, many filipinos out there will appreaciate my writing. Let us give them the time to see this and for sure, they will fight for my right. Hehe. Kind regards, Jeff