To The Philippines

Rating: 4.9
Warm and beautiful like a houri of yore,
as gracious and as pure as the break of dawn
when darling clouds take on a sapphire tone,
sleeps a goddess on the Indian shore.

The small waves of the sonorous sea assail
her feet with ardent, amorous kisses, while
the intellectual West adores her smile;
and the old hoary Pole, her flower veil.

My Muse, most enthusiastic and elate,
sings to her among naiads and undines;
I offer her my fortune and my fate.

With myrtle, purple roses, and flowering greens
and lilies, crown her brow immaculate,
O artists, and exalt the Philippines!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
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COMMENTS
Bernard F. Asuncion 08 August 2019
A noble and excellent write penned by Dr. Jose P. Rizal...10++++
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A magnificent tribute to our country, the Philippines by our national hero. The most beautiful ode to one's country I have ever read. Beautifully crafted write. Every stanza in this great poem stands out.
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Rajnish Manga 06 July 2018
Exquisitely beautiful. A Poet's great tribute to his motherland. Full of patriotic fervor. Thanks.
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Aya Sunga Askert 15 November 2017
Warm and beautiful like a houri of yore, as gracious and as pure as the break of dawn Phenomenal poem by the greatest hero of my home... for my phenomenal country.
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