Category: Balak (Visayan Poetry)


Kung asa ka malipay, mao to ang pilia

Apan hinumdumi

Ang kinabuhi dili mahimo nga puro ra kalipay

Kinahanglan pud ug sakripisyo.
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Choose whatever makes you happy

But remember

Life issues always about happiness

Sacrifice is also needed.

Diri sa akong dughan

Nagpabilin ang kasakit

Diri sa akong huna-huna

Imong pangalan ang gisangpit

Hangtod karon

Diri ikaw nagpabilin
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Here in my heart

The hurt remains

Here in my mind

I scream still your name

Even until now

Here you remain

Adlaw (Days)

Mga adlawng nilabay / Days gone

Mga adlawng lumalabay / Days to come

Hain na? / Where has it gone?

Nganong ka dali ba? / Suddenly all done?

Nitunga, nawala, ni agi / It came, disappeared, went by

Murag imong gibati, ako ang alaot niini / Like your fleeting feelings, I’m the one left to cry

Pero mao na jud na / But that’s that

Mga adlawng nawala / Days gone just like that

Gipangandoy, sama sa pagpangandoy sa buwan

Naghangad kanunay

Naghinaot makab-ot ang sama kanimo

Apan layo kaayo ka

Layo ra sa ako

Layo ra nga maako

Kutob ra sa pangandoy

Sama sa buwan

Goodnight dreamland

I sleep with the night light off

The stars twinkle above my head

And the moon sings lullabies 

Wala ka ma ako 

Wala ko ma imo

Wala bisag asa or bisag unsaon pa nato.

Abi nako ug naa kay gibati para kanako

Ako diay nasayop.

Ang imong pagsungog kanako sa uban

Sinyalis na diay kadto.

Kung naa man gani kay pagbati saona

Karon na papas na, nahanaw, nawala.

Dako akong pagtuo nga ikaw na

Ikaw na jud unta, kung wala pa lang ko nimo gipanghatag.

Husto na,

Dili na,

Wagtangon ko na ang tanan

Samtang dili pa ingon ana ka grabe.

Ang akong gibati kanimo…..

….ako nalang pud ipanghatag sa hangin.

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You were never mine

I was never yours

Nothing, nowhere, no matter which way you turn.

I thought you had feelings for me

But I was mistaken

How you tease me with someone else…

…I should have taken that as a sign.

If you did have feelings for me before

It has now been erased, forgotten, lost.

I really thought you were the one

You could have been, had you not given me away.

No more,

Not anymore,

I will stop and feel no more for you

I’ll do so while I’m not quite into deep yet.

My feelings for you….

….I will give this away to the wind too.

Mga pahiyom nga dili mabantayan
Mag sige nalang ba ko anig patagad?
Kanus-a pa kaha nimo ma bansay
Nga ako halos na mamatay
Sa pag tago-tago aning gibati
Nga ipagawas nalang sa usa ka pahiyom

A small smile on my face, but you never notice
Should I keep on trying to get your attention?
When will you realize
That I am close to dying
Trying hard to hide my feelings for you
The only sign that I would ever show, is the faintest smile

Ang imong nawng akong gusto makita
Mga adlaw nga wala ka, haskang sakita!

Ang imong tingog gusto nakong mabati
Mo tawag kanako, mo sangpit

Hain na? Hain ka na?
Pauli na, anhi na

Your face is what I want to see
Days when you’re not hear, pains me

Your voice is what I want to hear
Calling me, longing

Where? Where are you?
Come home, here

Gugma,
Gugmang gibati ipahinungod sa imo
Matagad ba pud kaha kining pagbati ko?

Nadungog ba nimo akong tawag?
Kabalo ba ka nga naa ko?
Nakita ba ko nimo?

Gusto ko lang mahibaw-an
Kung ikaw naa bay pagbati kanako

Love,
I want to tell you the love that I feel
Would you ever notice what I feel?

Do you hear my call?
Do you know I exist?
Do you even see me?

I just want to know
If you have feelings for me

Inahan nga pinalangga
Walay sama akong paghigugma sa imo
Pagbati nga hangtod sa kahangturan
Walay makalupig

I love you, mother
My love for you cannot be measured
A love that lasts until forever
And nothing can ever compare

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