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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This Tagalog poem was written in the early 20th century 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.
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.