Gubatnón: Rawit-dawit

BUSKAY

Sa inóp mo, naimód mo
an imo sadiri. Nagpupurot
buskáy sa baybayon.

Nakatalikód. Mas halabâ
an buhók. Peró arám mo man
na ikáw yadtó. Pareho bagá

sa pagkaaram mo na nag-iinóp
ka man lang. An inóp, salmíng na
nagbabanaag sin ibá na panahón.

O putag halì sa inóp sin ibá.
Sa inóp ko, ikáw an buskáy
na inanod sin balúd. Putî.

Peró buwás, dirì ko na
madudumduman an kulay mo.
Sabi mo, gusto mo maghimo

kulintás halì sa buskáy.
Sa iba na buhay, nainupán mo
an imo sadiri. Nagpupurot

buskáy sa baybayon. Nakatalikód.
Mas halabâ an buhók. Pagmatá mo,
nalibong ka, nagkakasuká.

Kun minsan, mapaít an
namit sin inóp, malin bagá
bulóng na napasalâ kasupaá.

Iní, dirì ko arám kun
hanggán nuarín mo
madudumduman: an hibî

sin sadáy na batà na nabatî mo
san binutáng mo sa imo talinga
an napurot mo na buskáy.

 

SEASHELL

In your dream, you saw
yourself at the shore. Picking up
shells. Facing the other way.

Wearing longer hair.
But you were certain that
it was you. Like you were

certain now that it was all
simply a dream. A dream
is something similar to a mirror

reflecting a different time.
Or a ripple of someone else’s dream.
In my dream you were the shell

that the waves carried off.
White. But tomorrow, I will
no longer remember your color.

You said that you wanted to
make a necklace out of seashells.
In another life, you dreamed

of seeing yourself at the shore.
Picking up shells. Facing the other way.
Wearing longer hair. When you

woke up, you felt sick and
throwing up. Sometimes, the taste
of a dream is bitter, like a pill

mistakenly chewed.
I do not know how long
you are going to remember

this: the cry of a child that you
heard when you picked up
a shell and put it on your ear.

_____________

Ini tabi na tula kaupód sa koleksyón na Pagpangaran, ni Mr. Eduardo E. Uy Jr san Ariman, Gubát. An koleksyón, na nasusurat sa Gubatnón, nan may pagpalis hamok sa Ingles, nagdara kun Mr. Uy san tihataasi na onra sa kategoriya na Rawitdawit sa nakaagi pa hamok na Premio Tomas Arejola Para sa Literaturang Bikolnón 2012 san Septyembre 29. Nailuwas man ini na koleksyón, kaupód an iba pa, sa paagi san Salabay nan ABKAT (An Banwa: Kultura buda Arte Kan Tabaco, Inc.) nan san BURABOD (Bicol University RAwitdawit, Belada, Osipón buda mga Dahon).

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