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REQUIEM UKUL KENG PANALALA KU KENG KAKUNG PINILI July 28, 2006

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REQUIEM UKUL KENG PANALALA KU KENG KAKUNG PINILI  
                           John S. Manalili

Ala kang pengaku inyang mumunang ikit daka
Kareng birhen kung pamaglalawe.  Alang bulung kalupa da reng banayad a angin.
Alang panambitan keng bosis mung mepayo
Keng pamagsalita kareng dakal a dinatang.

Ing lupa ku, metung keng dayat da reng lupang tinalakad–
Arapan mu, magmulala, keng kebiasnan na ning kekang kayanakan,
Ing isip ku, a kinimut ibat king pangakuntentu na,
Ing pusu ku, a tutung mesukul na.

Ah, ing api
Kalupa na ning salang malwat nang panenayan, lalagablab ka
Keng kilub da reng angga ming kaladua, a migpalub keka
Kalupa da reng taung meengkantu.

Ing aus mu yang ginising keng kakung panudtud.
Inyang benging ita, dakal nang benging milabas a e na abilang

At ngeni, dakal nang panaun ing milabas,
E da na ka akakit,
Mepagal na ku, melabug na mata,
Kareng mangatsurang katutwan, a e ku buring pakiarapan.

Mepagal na ka, batikan a makilaban?
Telikdan mu na ing pamaglaban keng pamagbayu
Keng yatung ini a kuntentu na keng sarili na?

Ing manyagitsit mung sindi meging
Baya nya mu, ing kekang kanta
Meging tunug nyang makatundo?

Sabian mu nung nu ka sasalikut?

Akit da ka kaya lalam da reng mengarunut nang paninap,
Ning metung a napun a abalu ta? O gulut da reng pasbul,
Ing balang metung papunta ya keng metung, ing balang metung tatakpan ne
At isasalikut ding lungkut a piyaben ta
At ding tagumpe a e tana akwang pasibayu?

Dakal la reng dintang kaibat mu, dapot ditak la mu reng meging tutu
Uling misundu ing laban, atyu ka man o ala.
Anti’y ta ku naman.

Uling kaibat na ngan nini, o pinili ku,
Ala kang pengaku
Nune pagasa mu keng metung a papil.

(John Manalili’s Kapampangan translation of “Requiem to the Memory of My Chosen One” by Tec Sanchez-Tolosa)

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