Sun: A first offering of the year

14.02.2021 - Philippines - Pressenza IPA

Sun: A first offering of the year

POEM

 

 

 

This was the first poem of 2021 that whispered to me, upon seeing this photograph by Aze. A photograph she sent on New Year’s day with a New Year wish for everyone.

SUN

by Rem Tanauan

I knit

the entire universe

using fibers

of light.

 

The colors have merged

red, orange, yellow

The rays have been formed

 

and now laid out.

It took a rest–

my darkness

 

And I felt it, too:

like I was lying down

in the sun.

 

(original poem in  Pilipino)

ARAW

Ginantsilyo ko

ang buong kalawakan

gamit ang mga hibla

ng liwanag.

 

Nagsanib ang mga kulay

pula, kahel, dilaw

Nabuo na ang mga sinag

 

at ngayon inilatag.

Nagpahinga ang

aking dilim

 

at naramdaman ko rin:

para akong nakahiga

sa araw.

 

About the author:

Rem Tanauan is a translator, writer, poet, Ginhawa well-being facilitator and a Yijing consultant on personal decision-making and life direction. He is the lead teacher of Tungko ng Tula, a 9-week poetry class and community for poets and artists and creatives. He is currently running its third batch. You can find his poems and photos on Instagram.com/ditomuna.

 

 

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