Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Year of Bayaw

iba't-iba pang piling-piling kuha ng mga bayaw.

bawal ang bardaging bayaw dito! hehe.

el indio igorot bayaw

mafiartist bayaw

werds ob mawt bayaws

but look! it's todo todo torres bayaw!

totelcoholic bayaw

at higit sa lahat...bayaw fuds treep!

wasak na wasak!



A day comes to some people when
they must pronounce the great Yes or the great No.
It is instantly clear who has the Yes within,
ready; and by uttering it, he crosses over to

his honor and conviction. The one who
refuses has no remorse. If asked again,
he'd say no again. And yet that No —
the right No — weighs him down to his life's end.

Translated with Willis Barnstone

C. P. Cavafy
Translated by Aliki Barnstone
The Collected Poems of C. P. Cavafy
W. W. Norton & Company

from Poetry Daily