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Literary Criticism

Literary Criticism

Found this great book while browsing the net…very helpful for literary criticism

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Kritika 2012: Shaping the next generation of critics

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11:43 pm | Sunday, May 13th, 2012

http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/47967/kritika-2012-shaping-the-next-generation-of-critics

While browsing some papers on critical analysis of Philippine poetry I came across this particular article written by a former elementary pupil of mine, Michael Carlo Villas.  Am I proud?  Need you ask?

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Abadaw, Padi Tamen

Abadaw, Padi Tamen, nakain ka ba?

Maaram ka ba nga kakulop nagbaha hin tuba?

Pebrero 16, 2013 – an Taboan  nalukop han kapula…

Pastilan,  padi, kun nakadto ka , naglalaway ka gud han kahamot han bahalina.

Halagad, padi, han nananagay na, magpapanulon-tulon ka gud pagsiplat pala nim ha tuba

May masaputok nga mapula-pula, mayda liwat an katin-aw

lupig pa an surudlan nga botelya.

Pero aton la ini padi ha,

Mayda ko nadiskubrihan  kakulop gud la.

Ini ngayan nga mga magsiriday ngan han marasa nga tuba,

Abadaw padi, an kamagsangkay di harumamay la.

Bisan ha paniudto dayuday katangka, pirmi gud kaupod han uruistorya.

Kahuman paniudto, nag eleksyon, padi

Ira kuno mga opisyales han hini nga grupo

Mga maniriday han Samar, Bilran, ug Leyte

Nagkakaurusa pag pauswag han literatura dinhi.

Ada, padi, tungod han tagay-tagay di nanhaha-arasya

an mga panudlok.

May nangangalimot han ngaran han iya kasapit

Mayda liwat nabubungul-bungol  na,

gin-uutro an ngaran han daan na nominado.

Pag-abot han ligas, padi, di nangagsiday na,

An kada napaprente rosi chiks ngan matawa-tawa

An kada natatawag di gud nakabaribad, nakadto gud han butnga  hin pirit

Bisan daw nawawad-an han mga linya nga  igpapa-angbit,

Kay karisyuhan man han mga maniriday.

An ira parakpak, padi, nanhahagalpak gud han kalipay

Ngan an karagtatawa, abadaw padi, nanharag-ing kaupay.

Han pagtikang ginsistahan an “Guindumdum Ko Ikaw”,

Mayda nagpa-angbit han iya kaagi han kapobrehan

ngan papangeskwela han iya kabataan,

May usa nag-iningles tungod han mga harok

May usa liwat nga daraga iginsiday an mga kagirok.

Mayda  pa gud nanbuking han nananaringsing nga “Dama de Noche” han iya Amay

Abadaw padi, kamakaluluoy  han iya nalidong nga Nanay.

Ngan damo pa adto kadurudilain la.

May naruruyag pagsaka bukid han Panamao,

Mayda liwat nagpaukoy hin bisita nga labnaw

An iba ginpalid na ha ak’ panumdum

Basta an ak’ natitigamnan na la nga ha kada siday

hi Ma’am Merlie napakpak ngan baga napapahiyum.

Porbida, padi Tamen, kun nakadto ka, nakagkanta ka gud

han im’ paborito nga “Matud Nila”.

Abadaw padi, an abre nga galonan han bahalina

di ka gud maantos, malag-ok ka man ta.

Pero maupay na la nga nakadto ka ha hirayo nga Baryo han Magsaysay

Kay bangin ka pa nagsudoy han im’ tim song nga “Agway!”

2/17/13 mbcl

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Hi bloggers!

Lately, I’ve been fearful of writing poems.  It’s funny that when you know better the more careful and unsure you become.  I’m afraid my writing will not pass the high standards of the literary critics I have had the privilege to brush elbows with.  There are times, however, when your heart’s boldness wins over your mind’s timidity.  And this is one of those moments when I just wrote from my heart defying literary critics and their “barkings”…

Where I Have Been

I have walked on dirt roads

And climb their veiled hilly ends;

I have trodden crooked trails

And found surprises at river bends.

I have traveled highways

And strolled in thoroughfares;

I have tripped in alleys

And traced some lost forebears.

I have rode in carriages

And jawed with so-called nobles;

I have danced in castles

And dined on gilded tables.

I have romped in meadows

And danced under the rain;

I have wandered in forests

And sought solitude in vain.

I have sailed on high seas

And weathered fierce storms;

I have spanned vast deserts

And journeyed with vagabonds.

I have loved and lost

And borne great pains in silence;

I have fought my own fights

And rose from where I’ve fallen.

I have lived and given my all,

Yet I’ve still to ask God where I have really been.

January 30, 2013

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