Arguably the most insightful poem written in any language about the nature of money. Penned in Tagalog by the prolific Filipino poet Jose Corazon de Jesus.
A breathtaking Tagalog poem about love written by the prolific Filipino poet Jose Corazon De Jesus.
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This narrative poem in the Tagalog language was written by the Filipino poet Jose Corazon de Jesus, who was also known as Huseng Batute.
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Known as the King of the Balagtasan and as Makata ng Puso, José Corazón de Jesús was born in Manila on November 22, 1896. He wrote Tagalog poetry during the American occupation of the Philippines (1901-1946).
His most famous work is the Tagalog poem Bayan Ko (My Country, 1929), which was used as lyrics for a patriotic song that became popular during the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos in the 1980s. His pen name was Huseng Batute. He died on May 26, 1932, and is buried in Manila’s North Cemetery.
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This Tagalog poem was written in the early 20th century by the prolific Filipino poet Jose Corazon de Jesus.
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“Heart, What Are You?” (1928) is a Tagalog poem written by the acclaimed Filipino poet Jose Corazon de Jesus. He compares the heart to a bell and a clock, among other things, in the most insightful, poetic way.
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Written by the Filipino master poet Jose Corazon de Jesus, this Tagalog poem is replete with deep meaning and insights. Its title can be translated into English as “In the Marketplace of Love.”
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