Jose Rizal Poems
|1.||Hymn To Talisay||9/14/2010|
|2.||To My --||9/14/2010|
|3.||Kundiman (English Translation)||9/14/2010|
|4.||Hymn To Labor||9/14/2010|
|6.||To The Flowers Of Heidelberg||9/14/2010|
|7.||Miss C.O. Y R.||9/14/2010|
|8.||Flower Among Flowers||9/14/2010|
|9.||A Tribute To My Town||9/14/2010|
|10.||To The Virgin Mary||9/14/2010|
|11.||The Song Of Maria Clara||9/14/2010|
|14.||They Ask Me For Verses!||9/14/2010|
|15.||Memories Of My Town||9/14/2010|
|16.||Education Gives Luster To Motherland||9/14/2010|
|17.||Our Mother Tongue||9/14/2010|
|18.||To The Philippine Youth||9/14/2010|
|19.||Goodbye To Leonor||9/14/2010|
|21.||Song Of The Wanderer||9/14/2010|
|22.||My Last Thought||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?