I have lived in important places, times
When great events were decided, who owned
That half a rood of rock, a no-man's land
Surrounded by our pitchfork-armed claims.
The Sacrificing Of The Poor Heroes For The Independence (Epic)
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Either they would be independent or martyred they told
The heroic stars spending themselves,
Coining their very flesh into bullets for the lost battle,
They must burn out at length like used candles;
And Mother Night will weep in her triumph, taking home her heroes.
Your love taught me to grieve
and I have been in need, for centuries
a woman to make me grieve
The patriots are generally seen
In loving country
Thinking bigger of both
Ramayana the epic poem of India
The story of a noble kingdom
The story of noble couple
The story of truth, sacrifice
Dear diary I have to unleash the pain inside of me
Name is…Charles Hamilton, my pain has been confined you see
But I must let it out on the pages because I rather speak privately
Deep blue ocean waves
Crawling at ivory white sandy beach
From a long journey
A thousand miles away
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.