Ayhan

Siling nila                                                         They say

nakatapos ka eskwela                                    you finished school

paagi sa pagpasoso                                   by breastfeeding

sang isa ka tigulang.                                 an old man.

Nagabalikbalik ini                                     This story comes back

sa akon painoino                                        to me

pareho sang bugong                                  like a mosquito

sang lamok.                                                whirling.

Salig ka, siling nimo,                                  Have faith, you said,

pareho sa pagsalig mo                               like you believe

nga ang duta                                               that the ground

nga imo ginatindugan                               you are stepping on

indi malusod.                                              will not sink.

Salig ka, siling pagid nimo,                       Have faith, you also said,

pareho sa pagsalig mo                               like i have faith

nga ang tubig sa lalanguyan mabuka       the water in the pool will break

sa imo paglukso.                                          when I dive in.

Salig ka, dugang mo pa,                             Have faith

nga matuod ang akon paghigugma          that my love is true

pareho sa pagsalig mo                              like you believe

nga ang katawhan                                      men

gintuga sang Ginuo.                                  were created by God.

Nagahabok ang tyan mo                          Your stomach bloats

sa kadlaw sa estorya                                of laughter about the story

parti sa tigulang.                                       of the old man.

Nakahibalo nagid ako,                            I have always known

siling nimo, nga ginhimo lang ato           it was made

sang mga lalake nga naghatag               by the men who gave you

sa imo laya nga bulak nga ginsulod mo withered flowers you put inside

sa basurahan.                                           the trash can.

Nagapangimon na                                    Jealous are

ang akon mga libro                                  my law

sa pagkaabogado.                                     books now.

Indi ko na sila maintindihan                   I can’t understand them

umpisa lang sa pagpasalig mo.                Since you asked me to have faith.

Apang, bayaan mo bala ako                    But, will you leave me

pareho sa pagbiya mo                               like you leave

sa lababo sang hinugas nga sabon           in the sink the soap washed

halin sa imo guya kag ipaanod                from your face to drain

sa puso negro kon nagapati                    into the septic tank if I also believe

man ako nga indi imposible                     it is not impossible

nga ang tubig sa lalanguyan                    the water in the pool

indi mabuka sa akon paglukso,               will not break apart when i dive in,

kag indi man imposible                            and it is not impossible

nga ang tawo ang nagtuga sang Diyos   it was men who created God,

sang sa ang Diyos ang nagtuga sang tawo? rather than God created men?

29 Hulyo 2001 12:30 umaga 29 June, 12:30 am

Advertisements

One thought on “Ayhan

  1. Sorry atty. I don’t know if this comment is correct but I would like to share it to you my thoughts about the translation of hiligaynon to English version to wit;

    Nagabalik balik ini sa akon pa inoino pareho sang bugong sang lamok.

    i think the correct translation goes this way,

    THE STORY COMES BACK TO ME LIKE A WHIRLING MOSQUITO.

    also this sentence,

    Apang, bayaan mo bala ako
    Pareho sang pagbiya mo sa lababo sang hinugas na sabon halin sa imo guya kag ipaanod sa puso negro kon nagapati man ako nga indi imposible and tubig sa lalanguyan indi mabuka sa akon paglukso, kag indi man imposible nga ang tawo ang nag toga sang diyos, sang sa ang diyos ang nag tuga sang tawo.

    But, will you leave me like you leave the washed soap at labatory where came from your face to drain into the septic tank, if I believed it is not impossible that the water in the pool will not break apart when I dive in, and it is not also impossible that it was men who created by GOD, rather than GOD created men?

    this is only my suggestion and comment’s it was you if you will agree or not. anyway i am pure and true hiligaynon i was born and grew up at roxas city. I finish my studies at Filamer Christian College Roxas City.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s