MELVIN BANGGOLLAY

MELVIN BANGGOLLAY
Natonin, Mountain Province, Philippines
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I love poetry there is no doubt about it.



I was born in a poor family

but nurtured with humility,

Tendered and cared with simplicity

by parents whose hands showed me

the joy of life and all its glory

amidst great life pains along the way

of making me a man, I am today

as a lover of peace and harmony

as an advocate ...

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I Am A Filipino

I AM A FILIPINO
Melvin Banggollay
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2.
Ang Ating Sariling Wika

Wika mo’y, wika ko,
Ito may katutubo
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3.
Welcome To The Cordillera

WELCOME TO THE CORDILLERA
mELVIN d.bANGGOLLAY
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4.
A Love Went Wrong

The sun keep on shining high
With sweet and tender smiles
As melody of rhythm fill the sky
with scents of joy more than mile.
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5.
Ullalim, The Epic Of Love Of The Maducayan

ULLALIM, THE EPIC OF LOVE OF THE MADUCAYAN
By Melvin Banggollay Jr.

An ullalim epic is a traditional music and poetry form of the Philippines. These are long chanted stories passed down for hundreds of years that tell the exploits of heroes. They are classics of the Malayo-Polynesian language family. The most skilled poets would memorize epic cycles that took two to four days to recite during all-night dramatic performances. Two examples of precolonial (before the Spanish came) epics that survive today are Biag ni Lam-ang (Legend of Lamang) in Ilocano (a northern Luzon dialect) and Ibalon in Bicol (a southern Luzon dialect) . The term ullalim is sometimes used today to refer to that style of song, but the real ullalim is the epic poem of the Kalinga people. An article I read says that the singer would dress up in brilliant, flashy clothes like the hero described in the story.
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Comments

Mitta Xinindlu 24 March 2008

This poem is beyond being nice. I felt a lot more relieved after reading it. Keep writing

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Mitta Xinindlu 24 March 2008

this is very nice and thanks for your soothing words

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