Ti Berdugo iti Balayna




TI BERDUGO ITI BALAYNA

Ania ngata ti pampanunoten ti maysa a tagabitay.
No sumangpet manipud iti trabaho ket agdiretso iti balayna?
Iti dulang, kadduana dagiti putot ken asawana, nakasango
iti umas-asok nga NFA nga innapuy,
tinuno a saluyot ken naperresan a bugguong,
damdamagenda ngata dagitoy ti agmalemna,
no di met laeng napurnada itay ti bitbitayenna iti plasa?
Wenno likliklikanda ti kakastoy a saritaan
ta mas kayatda a pagsasaritaan ti maipapan iti politika
ken pelikula, ti kabarbaro a damag nga inkannawag
ti reporter a bakla, ti pananglalayus ken didigra?
No man adda, adda kadi mangmira kadagiti ramay ken dakulapna
iti tunggal kumammet ket idumudomna ti sida iti bugguong?
No ti putotna a babai ket umasideg ket awisenna nga agay-ayamda
iti sinsinan-kabalio a masingdanan ti tenggedna,
maaramidna pay ngata ti sumungbat iti rinarabak - Nakkong, ti kinaagpaysuananna
saanen a mabilang ti siningdanak a tengnged itay.
Adda kadi ragsak a bumukar iti rupana,
pampanunotenna ngata no kasano ti kinangayed ti umang-anges pay.
No bilang maimatanganna ti bulan a sumirsirip iti tawa,
ket siiinayad daytoy puraw a lawag iti lulunan ken lapayag
ti buridekna a narnekanen iti papag,
kamaten ngata ti riknana - daytoy a berdugo - diak ammo.
Nalag-an laeng ti kakastoy a bambanag para iti maysa a tagabitay.
Sabagay, amin met a banag ket nalag-an para ti maysa a tagabitay.

(Nairanta a nabalbaliwan dagiti dadduma a paset daytoy manipud iti original)

July 11, 2011
*diak kukua ti ladawan



The Hangman at Home
by Carl Sandburg


What does the hangman think about
When he goes home at night from work?
When he sits down with his wife and
Children for a cup of coffee and a
Plate of ham and eggs, do they ask
Him if it was a good day’s work
And everything went well or do they
Stay off some topics and talk about
The weather, base ball, politics
And the comic strips in the papers
And the movies? Do they look at his
Hands when he reaches for the coffee
Or the ham and eggs? If the little
Ones say, Daddy, play horse, here’s
A rope—does he answer like a joke:
I seen enough rope for today?
Or does his face light up like a
Bonfire of joy and does he say:
It’s a good and dandy world we live
In. And if a white face moon looks
In through a window where a baby girl
Sleeps and the moon gleams mix with
Baby ears and baby hair—the hangman—
How does he act then? It must be easy
For him. Anything is easy for a hangman,
I guess.




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