Archive for 'Famous Poems'
By: Jose Rizal (English Translation by Encarnacion Alzona) When I recall the days That saw my childhood of yore Beside the verdant shore Of a murmuring lagoon; When I remember the sighs Of the breeze that [...]
Sweet are the hours in one’s native land, Where all is dear the sunbeams bless; Life-giving breezes sweep the strand, And death is soften’ d by love’s caress. Warm kisses play on her mother’s lips, On [...]
(Translated into English by Encarnation Alzona from Jose Rizal’s original Spanish, El Canto del Viajero.) A dry leaf that hesitant flies And snatched by hurricanes away, Thus lives on earth the traveler Without aim, without soul, [...]
(A Tagalog poem written by Andres Bonifacio, the founder of the Katipunan during the Philippine Revolution.) Sumikat na Ina sa silangan ang araw ng poot ng katagalugan, tatlong daang ng dusa ng karalitan. Walang isinuway kaming [...]
(A poem written by Dr. Jose Rizal. Translated from original Spanish by Alfredo S. Veloso) Raise your unruffled brow On this day, Filipino youth! Resplendent shines Your courage rich, Handsome hope of my motherland! Fly, grand [...]