iba't-iba pang piling-piling kuha ng mga bayaw.
bawal ang bardaging bayaw dito! hehe.
el indio igorot bayaw
werds ob mawt bayaws
but look! it's todo todo torres bayaw!
at higit sa lahat...bayaw fuds treep!
wasak na wasak!
CHE FECE . . . IL GRAN RIFIUTO
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