Treasure Island

Sonya Florentino

(Manila, Philippines (residing NYC))

# # Found in Translation


A song I loved

since I was a child

I never really

understood it

Till I had lived

and found the words

to translate it.


© 2009 Sonya Florentino

The song referred to above is titled 'Kahibulungan'
an anomymous love song which I translated into English in my poem 'Wonderment'

Submitted: Monday, September 14, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, October 20, 2009

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  • Patti Masterman (9/15/2009 9:11:00 PM)

    This seems very profound. I can tell it left a deep impression upon you. Sometimes we must wait years for the clue that we need, or to be able to take the steps to enable us to finally find some understanding that had eluded us. (Report) Reply

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