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Friday, February 18, 2011

Italian translation of my poem Adamhood. Grazie Ute Margaret Saine and Antonio Blunda ;-p

L’ESSERE ADAMO

i.

all’inizio
IO SONO tutto
parola e yoni
è un canto
uni-versale-
una voce
un nome
IO SONO uno
con me (stesso)
la genesi
(è) una notte
un vuoto e
il niente

ii.

Ho pronunciato
il mio prenome
e sono
divenuto ciò che
IO SONO
un mondo
di me stesso
il mio nome
senza parole
(atomi
della mia esistenza)

IO SONO divenuto
luce – il primo
Cristo

iii.

luminosità
coronandome la testa
divinità dentro
divinità fuori
primigenito della
mente
partenogenita
IO SONO vita
–forza incarnata
fattore
fachiro
e soprattutto
(uomo) poeta

iv.

la mia voce
ha sposato l’oscurità (l’essere oscuro)
& l’abisso
la frutta
di questo incesto
è il caos
fuori dal quale
la luce primordiale
è nata
dalla mia fronte (testa)
ho respirato formando
el firmamento
in rotazione cosmica
sono nati i cieli
scatenate le poesie

v.

rimasi
completamente
incompleto
sulla terra
dove IO SONO
è IO SONO
Dio adirato
rompe
l’inferno
fuori da me
pigliando
un osso
o due

la mia costola
è rotta
rotta &
Eva della costola rotta
è apparsa più colomba
di Lilith
il mio essere Adamo
è completo

vi.

trino
con il monello di Dio
vide Gesù
l’angelo ancorato
mentre mangiavo
l’Ultima Cena
il mio peccato originale
la Parola
sulla lingua
sulle labbra
il suo sangue
il migliore pasto
che ho mai mangiato
fin ad ora
non è da meravigliare
che l’Altruista
abbia proibito
il frutto della
conoscenza

vii.

il serpente
trionfante
a est
dell’orto
lì è una porta
con il segno
USCITA
Eva
e me
siamo andati via
coprendo la nostra
femminilità/virilità & umanità
dai colori
della rovina

(Traduzione Ute Margaret Saine)

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Santiago B. Villafania, a bilingual Filipino poet who writes in English and in his native language of Pangasinan, is the author of poetry collections Bonsaic Verses (2012), Pinabli and Other Poems (2012), Malagilion: Sonnets tan Villanelles (2007), and Balikas na Caboloan (Voices from Caboloan, 2005) published by the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts (NCCA) under its UBOD New Authors Series. He has been published in several countries and translated into several languages. Villafania is one of the 11 Outstanding Pangasinan conferred with the 2010 ASNA Award for the Arts and Culture (literature) during the first Agew na Pangasinan and also the 430th Foundation Day of the province on April 2010. He is a member of Philippine PEN writes a regular weekly column for the Sunday Punch.

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A collection of ghazals in Pangasinan language. Order now at Amazon.com


A collection of haiku, senryu, tanka, haiga, and other poems in English and Pangasinan language. Order now at Amazon.com


“Santiago Villafania is a searcher with a seemingly insatiable curiosity and endurance. His quest has brought him to explore world poetry from points East and West. He is no stranger to sophisticated verse forms such the Sapphic strophe nor to the diverse permutations of the Japanese haiku. But he is not a formalist, he has daringly explored Asian and Western cultures in a very personal way and writes his mind with a daring, invigorating, aesthetically pleasing ease. In his poetry Villafania displays not only a breadth, but it feels very much like a breath of fresh air.” – Ute Margaret Saine, poet, critic, translator, past president of PEN Orange County and the former editor of the California Poetry Quarterly

“Villafania’s emergence as a poet is a fine moment to celebrate. Another voice from the regions augurs a richer body of writing that Filipinos can hold up as a mirror of our native culture.” – Bienvenido Lumbera, National Artist for Literature

The Beloved Idiom | A Reading of Villafania’s ‘Pinabli & other poems’ by Dennis Andrew S. Aguinaldo


LCCN.: 2010338612

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"The publication of Malagilion: Sonnets tan Villanelles by Santiago B. Villafania should be a source of rejoicing for readers of regional literatures. This second book by Pangasinan's leading poet today is impressive in both form and substance. Villafania has created 300 sonnets and 50 villanelles in his own language that attempt to reflect the primacy of native culture and return the poet to the central stage of social life."A Boost to Pangasinan Literature from Breaking Signs by Cirilo F. Bautista (Philippine Panorama, 16 Dec. 2007, pp.25-26)

"Villafania is not only a visionary poet, he is a linguistic philosopher who codifies the origin of language and culture, dissects the myths and the common beliefs of the people against the urban legends, juxtaposes the literary tradition against the modern influences by dialectically infusing them in his poetic revelation of truth."Poetic Revelation in Language and Culture by Danny C. Sillada (Manila Bulletin, 12 May 2008, pp. F1-F2)

Photos: Book Launching at the Pearl Manila Hotel, 5 Feb. 2008


"Santiago Villafania's Balikas ed Caboloan certainly has reinvigorated the anlong tradition of Pangasinan that for a long period of time suffered silence from the hands of writers more attuned to English writing. Characteristically anacbanua, Villafania's poetry echoes his predecessors and presages a promising era for young writers in Pangasinan." – Dr. Marot Nelmida-Flores

Thesis: Bilay ed Caboloan - Reconfiguration of Space using a New Historicist Lens by Ayesah Tecson

from Pangasinan 'Anlong': Oral tradition into the 21st century published in Manila Times / Sunday Magazine, March 13 & 20, 2011.

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