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LIKE THE MOLAVE by darkchapel666 LIKE THE MOLAVE by darkchapel666
LIKE THE MOLAVE
R. Zulueta Da Acosta

Not yet, Rizal, not yet. Sleep not in peace;
There are a thousand waters to be spanned;
There are a thousand mountains to be crossed;
There are a thousand cross to be borne.
Our shoulders are not strong; our sinews are
Grown flaccid with dependence, smug with ease
Under another’s wing. Rest not in peace;
Not yet, Rizal, not yet. The land has need
Of young blood – and, what younger than your own,
Forever spilled in the great name of freedom.
Forever oblate on the altar of
The free? Not you alone, Rizal. O souls
And spirits of the martyred brave, arise!
Arise and scour the land! Shed once again
Your willing blood! Infuse the vibrant red
Into our thin anemic veins ; until
We pick up your Promethean tools and strong,
Out of the depthless matrix of your faith
In us, and on the silent cliffs of freedom,
We carve, for all time your marmoreal dream!
Until our people, seeing, are become
Like the molave, firm, resilient, staunch
Rising on the hillside, unafraid,
Strong in its own fibre; yes, like the molave!

Not yet, Rizal, not yet.
The glory hour will come.
Out of the silent dreaming,
From the seven thousand fold silence,
We shall emerge, saying, WE ARE FILIPINOS,
And no longer be ashamed.

Sleep not in peace,
The dream is not yet fully carved.
Hard the wood, but harder the blows.
Yet the molave will stand;
Yet the molave monument will rise.
And gods walk on brown legs.
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twistedmentality Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007  Professional General Artist
wow, the pov on this rocks !
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darkchapel666 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007
Thank you...I was particularly going for EXTREME EXTREME..(makeover???haha :laughing:)Worm's eye view look.Did it work??

Hahaha i dunno...but thanks nonetheless..:thanks:
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twistedmentality Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007  Professional General Artist
yes it did. good job.
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darkchapel666 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007
:bounce:Yey!!!:bounce:

Thank you
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metampethamine Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006
wow! astig! i like your style!
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darkchapel666 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006
Maraming Salamat!!

Thanks din sa pagappreciate sa akin cartoony na style...
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zeniram-anibru Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006
hanep sa artwork! :D

inaral din namin to sa LIT dati eh... pero hindi ko sineryoso kaya di ko alam... gusto ko kasi existentialism... kaya humihingi ako ng tawad kay rafael zulueta... hehehe... o_0
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darkchapel666 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006
Project to sa amin e..

Poem interpretation daw...

Kaninong poet kayo nagfocus???E di napagaralan din sila JOHN MILTON???

PARADISE LOST!ahaha...
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zeniram-anibru Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006
hindi namin inaral si Milton. ang inaral kasi namin mga contemporary poets. tapos yung sa classic namin, greek, roman at english lang... sila... anong pangalan nun... yung sa canterbury tales...? di ko maalala... hehehe.
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darkchapel666 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
Ahhhh,:idea:

yung mga iliad ganun???

Hindi ko na alam yung canterbury.....cadburry alam ko:chew:
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