Jose Rizal Poems
|1.||Miss C.O. Y R.||9/14/2010|
|2.||To The Flowers Of Heidelberg||9/14/2010|
|3.||Kundiman (English Translation)||9/14/2010|
|4.||Hymn To Talisay||9/14/2010|
|7.||They Ask Me For Verses!||9/14/2010|
|8.||To My --||9/14/2010|
|9.||A Tribute To My Town||9/14/2010|
|10.||The Song Of Maria Clara||9/14/2010|
|11.||To The Virgin Mary||9/14/2010|
|12.||Education Gives Luster To Motherland||9/14/2010|
|13.||Memories Of My Town||9/14/2010|
|14.||Flower Among Flowers||9/14/2010|
|16.||To The Philippine Youth||9/14/2010|
|17.||Hymn To Labor||9/14/2010|
|18.||Our Mother Tongue||9/14/2010|
|20.||My Last Thought||9/14/2010|
|21.||Song Of The Wanderer||9/14/2010|
|23.||Goodbye To Leonor||9/14/2010|
|24.||A Poem That Has No Title||9/14/2010|
|25.||To The Philippines||9/14/2010|
|26.||The Last Poem Of Rizal||9/14/2010|
The Last Poem Of Rizal
Farewell, my adored Land, region of the sun caressed,
Pearl of the Orient Sea, our Eden lost,
With gladness I give you my Life, sad and repressed;
And were it more brilliant, more fresh and at its best,
I would still give it to you for your welfare at most.
On the fields of battle, in the fury of fight,
Others give you their lives without pain or hesitancy,
The place does not matter: cypress laurel, lily white,
Scaffold, open field, conflict or martyrdom's site,
It is the same if asked by home and Country.
I die as I see tints on the sky b'gin to ...
Why have you come to earth,
Child-God, in a poor manger?
Does Fortune find you a stranger
from the moment of your birth?
Alas, of heavenly stock
now turned an earthly resident!
Do you not wish to be president
but the shepherd of your flock?