Sadiay Tawa

(naiyulog manipud iti "At a Window" ni Carl Sandburg)

Ikannak iti panagbisin,
Sika a Dios a nakatugaw ken mangmangted
Talinaay iti lubong.
Ikannak iti panagbisin, saem ken kinakisang
Dita bimmalitok a ridawmo a nadayaw,
Itedmo kaniak ti kinarugak, makautoy a panagbisin.

Ngem ibatianak koma ti bassit a panagayat,
Maysa a timek a makisao kaniak iti panaggibus ti aldaw,
Maysa a dakulap a mangsagid kaniak iti nasipnget a siled
Mangper-ak iti naunday a kinakawaw.
Dagiti gayamudaw iti sumipnget
Kumusnaw ti itatabon ti init,
Maysa a bassit a bayanggudaw, bandus
Ti lumtuad manipud iti panaginnagaw ti sipnget ken lawag.
Bay-annak a mapan sadiay tawa,
Buyaek ti idadarup ti sipnget
Ket agurayak tapno ammuek ti isasangpet
Ti bassit a panagayat.

(Sapay ta umisu met laeng ti panangiyulogko)

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At a Window

Give me hunger,
O you gods that sit and give
The world its orders.
Give me hunger, pain and want,
Shut me out with shame and failure
From your doors of gold and fame,
Give me your shabbiest, weariest hunger!

But leave me a little love,
A voice to speak to me in the day end,
A hand to touch me in the dark room
Breaking the long loneliness.
In the dusk of day-shapes
Blurring the sunset,
One little wandering, western star
Thrust out from the changing shores of shadow.
Let me go to the window,
Watch there the day-shapes of dusk
And wait and know the coming
Of a little love.

June 10, 2011

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