Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Patianak

Patianak (a baby vampire). Poem about the creation of myths to promote an ideology.

Alas sais pa mung sisilim linub ne bale
I Boy Taloti agya’pang mamialung la pa
Tag-tagan, sálikutan, patinteru’t touching ball
Kayabe ra ding kaluguran king Villa Gloria

It's just 6 PM but he already went inside / Fraidy-cat Boy, even though he was still playing / tag, hide-and-seek, patintero and "touching ball" / with his friends from Villa Gloria

E ne buring dasan alas syeti ing tanaman
King mula rang wawangis kakewan king kasukal
Ketang pun ning kaymitu a matas pa king bubung
Patianak kanung mabuangis ing keta mánagal

He didn't want to encounter the tree at 7 PM / there in the garden that's messy as a jungle / for from the branches of the tall star apple tree / a vicious patianak is keen on chasing

Kanita kasi ‘nyang minuli yang alas otsu
Nganang indu na kabang papakit ing sugat na
“Tung, patye alas syeti atin palang patianak
Malutu ya mata’t saka magdatun king mula

Once upon a time he went home at 8 PM / his mother told him while showing her wound / "Son, a patianak appears around 7 PM / with red eyes, staying in the garden

King taram da ring kayang ipan kayatan na ka
Sipsipan na ka daya anggang ika mibulang
Kayi ‘dala na ka king yatu ring laman labuad
Laklakan da kang mabiye ring mangasurang asuang”

He'll bite you with his sharp teeth / suck your blood until you pass out / then he'll bring you to the elemental world / where ugly monsters will devour you

Ibat inyang inamanu ning indu na ita
Meranun neng mumuli ing mataloting anak
At king makabang panaun mebiye ya king takut
King mula rang masukal, tuknangan ning patianak

Ever since his mother told him that / he began coming home early / and for a long time he lived in fear / of the messy jungle, the habitat of the patianak

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