DIONA



diona

- a wedding song of three octosyllabic lines
-  sung by the Tagalog people in the 18th century and earlier



Halimbawa ng Isang Diona sa Tagalog

Example of a Diona in Tagalog



Mayag aco sa masiguing

ang malubay na ang aquin

malayo ang madarating



I'm ready to take on a taut strand,

but I'd rather take the slack one,

for I could go far that way


(English translation by Bienvenido Lumbera)



This Tagalog word is sometimes spelled diyona.