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Kaligkig*

Sa init at lamig
hindi ko pipilin ang huli
pagkat kaybagal kitlin
yaring munting buhay:

gagapang mula talampakan
pangangalugin mga tuhod
saka sasalakbin, mga bisig

pamumukulin nito yaring balat
pangingitimin mga kuko
pamumutlain mapupulang labi

sa huli, aalisin sa salansan,
mga gunitang kay inam
saka pamamanhirin ang damdam
hanggang tuluyang kaluluwa’y
mamaalam sa lupang katawan.

—-

*Salin sa tulang Hypothermia ni Reynosa “Reya” Erni Bato (2012):

Between hot and cold
I’d choose the latter not
since it kills without a hurry:

first, it crawls up the feet
rattles the knees
and cover the limbs

it decks the skin with bumps
darkens the nails blue
and lightens the lips hue

then, it disarrays the brain
deadens the feeling
‘til we reach the ending.#rebato

revamp 28-06-2012;13:33

Author:

Isa lamang ordinaryong miron at mapangarapin si Noel Sales Barcelona na nagnanais magsulat ng hinggil sa kaniyang nadarama.

One thought on “Kaligkig*

  1. Marami pong salamat sa pagsasalin. Isang kagalakan na maisalin ninyo sa Filipino ang aking (mga) tula.🙂

    Typo:

    first, it crawls up the feet
    rattles the knees
    and *covers the limbs

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