Jose Rizal

(1861-1896 / Philippines)

Jose Rizal Poems

1. They Ask Me For Verses! 9/14/2010
2. Miss C.O. Y R. 9/14/2010
3. Kundiman 9/14/2010
4. To My -- 9/14/2010
5. Kundiman (English Translation) 9/14/2010
6. Felicitation 9/14/2010
7. Song Of The Wanderer 9/14/2010
8. To The Flowers Of Heidelberg 9/14/2010
9. Hymn To Talisay 9/14/2010
10. To The Virgin Mary 9/14/2010
11. The Song Of Maria Clara 9/14/2010
12. Child Jesus 9/14/2010
13. To The Philippine Youth 9/14/2010
14. Education Gives Luster To Motherland 9/14/2010
15. A Tribute To My Town 9/14/2010
16. Flower Among Flowers 9/14/2010
17. Memories Of My Town 9/14/2010
18. Hymn To Labor 9/14/2010
19. Our Mother Tongue 9/14/2010
20. First Inspiration 9/14/2010
21. My Last Thought 9/14/2010
22. Goodbye To Leonor 9/14/2010
23. A Poem That Has No Title 9/14/2010
24. My Retreat 9/14/2010
25. The Last Poem Of Rizal 9/14/2010
26. To The Philippines 9/14/2010
Best Poem of Jose Rizal

To The Philippines

Warm and beautiful like a houri of yore,
as gracious and as pure as the break of dawn
when darling clouds take on a sapphire tone,
sleeps a goddess on the Indian shore.

The small waves of the sonorous sea assail
her feet with ardent, amorous kisses, while
the intellectual West adores her smile;
and the old hoary Pole, her flower veil.

My Muse, most enthusiastic and elate,
sings to her among naiads and undines;
I offer her my fortune and my fate.

With myrtle, purple roses, and flowering greens
and lilies, crown her brow immaculate, ...

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A Tribute To My Town

When I remember the days
that saw my early childhood
spent on the green shores
of a murmurous lagoon;
when I remember the coolness,
delicious and refreshing,
that on my face I felt
as I heard Favonius croon;

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