Gisagul Nga Huna-huna 5/23/2007 11:11:00 PM

Taw'n 'sab sa tanom
Dili na maitsura
Nalaya na man
Siya mao ang
Tunok sa rosas na di
G'yud magpa-ila
Katapusan na
Kay karon nabot na
Ang amo-ang Ma'm
Nahibulong ko
Nganong na-ibog man ka
Gayud kanako
-jara-
(c. 1999)
This haiku collection in the local dialect are probably the first of my few forays writing in Cebuano.
For the sake of the inquisitive mind, I will state that the last one is not autobiographical at all. For the reader who doesn't speak my dialect, please e-mail me to request a translation, though I can't guarantee that it will strictly fit the haiku form.