Saturday, August 23, 2008

PhotoHunt: Wrinkled




PANA-PANAHON
In Time
ni Sylvia S. Okada
(translated by ian)

Sa taglagas
In the Fall
ng ating pangarap
of our dreams
natuto tayong
we learned
tumiklop
to fold
at sumayaw
and dance
sa hanging
to the wind
kumakandong
cradling
sa ating paglipad.
our flight.

Hindi takot –
Unafraid -
dahil kung mahulog ma’y
because even if we fall
may sasalong
our descent will be cushioned
unan sa lupa,
by the earth
tinakpan,
blanketed,
pinalambot
softened
ng mga dahong
by other leaves
tulad nati’y
who like us
natutong bumitaw,
learned to let go,
tumiklop,
fold,
lumipad.
fly.
At mahulog.
And fall.



Found these roadside in Iligan City, as our team made a pitstop to eat durian in the Philippine summer of 2007. I didn't partake of the fruit because I devoured something better with my camera's lens. I pray that the ongoing conflict in this part of Southern Philippines gets resolved soon- so that more people will enjoy the multi-layered peaceful bounty currently being drowned by political noise, gunfire and fear.

Apologies and thanks to Ms Okada for using her poem and freely translating it.

8 comments:

  1. Wrinkled dried leaves :)
    Good take for the theme!

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  2. nice job! yeah was just talking abt war n its effects on people w my sutdents this wk. pray!

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  3. napaboaniya: thanks =]

    loudcloud: bitter-sweet reminiscence...

    sho: thanks. i will. include us in your prayers as well please!

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  4. The Philippines is such a beautiful country, hope it will rise above all adversities.

    Nice photo for this week's theme. Happy photo hunting.

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  5. thanks ECL, your prayers are the same as ours. have a great week as well =]

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  6. Hi doc! I am also praying for world peace... sana tumigil na lahat ng kaguluhan sa Mindanao, Iraq, Georgia atbp.

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