Just a station away
Its almost four months since my last LRT ride.
For the last four years of my College life, I’ve been used to riding the tricycle early in the morning, walking a couple of meters to the loading area, riding a jeepney that says Anonas/Proj. 2-3, walking some more, and waiting at the platform of LRT Line 2 Anonas Station for the next ride to Recto. It has been a routine for me. I must admit, I missed it.
It’s not that it was such a fun experience riding that train but I miss those times when I go inside that crowded vehicle, look for a spot, find my talent in balancing, look up, stare and start reading some poems.
Berso sa Metro. I really can’t remember the very first time they placed those ads there. But I sure was quite intrigued. Not only because of the photos it contain but also the Spanish verses translated and written in Tagalog.
The one which I totally love was made by Pablo Neruda. I can’t really remember the title so I tried my luck to finding it here on the net. And luckily, someone already posted something about those ads. It was almost a year ago when that project started (I learned from some blogs). I never imagined that it was already posted for quite a long time now.
Here’s my favorite:
Pagtawanan mo ang gabi,
ang araw, ang buwan,
pagtawanan mo ang mga liku-likong
landas sa isla,
pagtawanan mo ang torpeng
lalaking ito na nagmamahal sa iyo,
ngunit kapag bubuksan ko
at isasara ang aking mga mata,
kapag ako ay umalis,
kapag ako ay muling bumalik
ipagkait mo na sa akin ang tinapay,
ang hangin, ang liwanag at ang tagsibol,
huwag lamang ang iyong ngiti,
dahil ito’y aking ikasasawi.
Tu Risa – Pablo Neruda
1 tricycle– The tricycle is a motorcycle with a sidecar. I’m used to calling it trike.
2 jeepney – Most popular means of transportation in the Philippines. Read some more…
3 Berso sa Metro – Verse in the Metro (English translation). Read some more…