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Harayo/Harani (Far/Near) By Raymond Roldan

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Published         2 Apr , 2015      10:48 am          814 views.

Harayo/Harani
By Raymond Roldan

Orog linaw an pagmate
sa mga dae nahihiling
Kun sa isip dae malilingwan
an kaogmahan na siring.

Ta ako naparayo saimo
sa rason dae pa masabi
Haloy nang panahon
kan ako minsan naparani.

Ako baya ta nagdulag
sa simong pagparaapud
Tanganging maabot gayod
harayo napaanod-anod.

Asin kadakol pang tataramon
an sakong nanunudan
Sa paglakaw, sa pagkamang
sa pagpondo, sa pagdalagan.

Garo man sana pinaghalean
an lugar na padumanan
Kun an puso mawawalat
sa lugar na mamomotan.

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Editor’s Note:

Below is a free English translation so non-Bicol readers can get an insight on the poet’s thought.

The feeling so clear (So clear is the feeling) / of (for) things that (I) can’t see / If in the mind (I) can not forget / the same happiness. /

Because I went (walked) away from you / for (but) the reason I can not yet say / It has been a long time / When I once came closer (close, near, nearer) /

I went away to escape / from your constant calling (calls, or from your incessant calls / (so that) To reach (attain) at least / Far (place) floating (without direction) /

And the many words (language) / I have learned / In walking, in crawling / in stopping, in running. /

As if the place (I) abandoned (leave) behind / (is the same) the place I went (destination) to / If the heart will be left behind / in the place that will be loved (cherished). /

Roland Raymond Roldan

Roland Raymond Roldan

Other than writing his musings in Bicol, Raymond Roldan is an accomplished "voice teacher, stage actor, music arranger and TV/computer addict" rolled into one.He was enrolled at the Holy Rosary Minor Seminary in 1984-1988 and completed English studies at the Colegio de Sta. Isabel in 1992.He also studied voice at the UP College of Music until 1999.He was the tenor-soloist of the UP Concert Chorus from 1995-1997 and again in 2001-2003. Voice Teacher at Fides Cuyugan Asensio Institute of Music & Arts,at Star Magic Workshops and Music Composer at Music Theatre Foundation Philippines.
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