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Topics: Philippines, Tagalog language, Metro Manila Pages: 2 (261 words) Published: March 20, 2013
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To the Philippines
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Rizal wrote the original sonnet in Spanish
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Aglowing and fair like a houri on high,
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Full of grace and pure like the Morn that peeps
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When in the sky the clouds are tinted blue,
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Of th' Indian land, a goddess sleeps.
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The light foam of the son'rous sea
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Doth kiss her feet with loving desire;
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The cultured West adores her smile
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And the frosty Pole her flow'red attire.
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With tenderness, stammering, my Muse
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To her 'midst undines and naiads does sing;
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I offer her my fortune and bliss:
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Oh, artists! her brow chaste ring
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With myrtle green and roses red
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And lilies, and extol the Philippines!

Our Mother Tongue
A poem originally in Tagalog written by Rizal when he was only eight years old IF truly a people dearly love
The tongue to them by Heaven sent,
They'll surely yearn for liberty
Like a bird above in the firmament.
BECAUSE by its language one can judge
A town, a barrio, and kingdom;
And like any other created thing
Every human being loves his freedom.
ONE who doesn't love his native tongue,
Is worse than putrid fish and beast;
AND like a truly precious thing
It therefore deserves to be cherished.
THE Tagalog language's akin to...
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