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Saturday, February 11, 2012

IN ESCLUSIVA PER IL DINANIMISMO: VERSI DEL POETA FILIPPINO SANTIAGO VILLAFANIA

E' con grande orgoglio che di seguito pubblichiamo le traduzioni italiane - alcune anche in esclusiva - delle poesie del poeta filippino Santiago Villafania. Per ragioni di spazio - vista la lunghezza delle silloge - abbiamo preferito presentare solo le traduzioni ma, è giusto sottolineare che, il poeta ha scritto i suoi versi originali in lingua Pangasinan, pertanto il lavoro di traduzione si è articolato in più fasi. Una prima traduzione è stata fatta dal Pangasinan all'Inglese e una seconda traduzione dall'Inglese all'Italiano.

I versi sono stati pubblicati con il diretto consenso dell'Autore e, a tal proposito, si ringrazia anche la poetessa americana Ute Margaret Saine che, oltre ad aver tradotto alcuni dei seguenti scritti, ha svolto anche il non facile compito d'intermediario tra Noi e il poeta Santiago Villafania.

Redazione del Dinanimismo

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PANGASINAN

Versi di Santiago Villafania in lingua originale.

dia ed nipangaw a dapag a bansa na pusok
anggapo’y maanlong a bosis ono Catullus
ono kumasamplon musian onkalab ed Parnasu

kanian inagbibit ko iya’y onoonan liknaan
pian nipintak na salita tan kolor so pamawi
ed ampasiseng a panaon na Caboloan -

saray awaran tan uliran iran inkorit
ed aninagan ya bolobolong na impakalingwan
angga’d itatken kon imbeneg la’d lingwan

say kanonotan dapul la’d panaanap
na bawig ed bukig a sinummingan
tan say dakep na ag ni-Babel kon dila

onsabi so panaon ompano nanonotan da ak
ed Parthenon iran ipaalagey ko para’d anlong


PANGASINANO

Traduzione Inglese-Italiano di Ute Margaret Saine

qui nel paese prigionero del mio cuore
non c’è voce da bardo neanche un Catullo
nè la decima musa per salire sul Parnasso

e così porto questa passione primitiva
dipingendo in parole e colori il richiamo
dei giorni di smeralda di Caboloan -

le sue storie e leggende scritte
sulle pagine trasparenti dell’oblio
finché per caso sarò dimenticato io

ho la memoria brizzolata dal rivelare
il fulcro degli inizi orientali e
la bellezza d’una lingua non da Babele

fra un tempo magari mi ricorderanno
nei Partenoni che costruirò per la poesia

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Le poèt de Pangasinan

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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