Duyan / Cradle — Poetry

Sa panahon na ikaw ay may mga pagsubok na pinagdadaanan —

Bakit nga kaya’t hanap mo ang duyan na kinalakhan?

Ang hele ni Inay, ang awit ni Itay, silang haplos na inaasam!

O duyan ng pag-ibig — hindi ko makakalimutan kailanman.

Cradle

When trials come and vex your spirit,

the cradle that rocked you calls.

Mother’s embrace, Father’s lullaby

caress your soul as the night falls

and safety is remembered, restored

once more.

(C) Ruth Solitario, August 2020

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