Jose Rizal

(1861-1896 / Philippines)

Poems of Jose Rizal

1. A Poem That Has No Title 9/14/2010
2. A Tribute to My Town 9/14/2010
3. Child Jesus 9/14/2010
4. Education Gives Luster to Motherland 9/14/2010
5. Felicitation 9/14/2010
6. First Inspiration 9/14/2010
7. Flower Among Flowers 9/14/2010
8. Goodbye to Leonor 9/14/2010
9. Hymn To Labor 9/14/2010
10. Hymn to Talisay 9/14/2010
11. Kundiman 9/14/2010
12. Kundiman (English Translation) 9/14/2010
13. Memories of My Town 9/14/2010
14. Miss C.O. y R. 9/14/2010
15. My last Thought 9/14/2010
16. My Retreat 9/14/2010
17. Our Mother Tongue 9/14/2010
18. Song of the Wanderer 9/14/2010
19. The Last Poem of Rizal 9/14/2010
20. The Song of Maria Clara 9/14/2010

Child Jesus

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?

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