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Best Tagalog Poems

Below are the all-time best Tagalog poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of tagalog poems written by PoetrySoup members

BARONG TAGALOG: Carrying The Style and Wearing a True Legacy
Strands of satiny pineapple fibers
From the superbly prickly pieces of leaves
Refined by the nifty naked hands
Of the great sophisticated artisans
Beyond this unequaled plant
Is a peculiar...

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Categories: tagalog, art, work,
Form: Free verse

Scherben des Lebens/ The shards of life/ Los fragmentos de la vida
Die Scherben des Lebens lassen sich nicht kitten.  (German)

The shards of the life cannot be cemented.  (English)

Los fragmentos de la vida no se...

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Categories: tagalog, philosophy
Form: Monoku
I may never know what exactly happened,
but I think I know the why of it


Put it in so many words,
but it all boils down to...

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Categories: tagalog, inspirational, life, loveday,
Form: Narrative
My Life In Different Tongues
Ancestors had fore-planned 
My whole being in Spanish
Yet, my concerned parents wrote 
My rhesus A-plus blood in Tagalog

I was born, they said 
To enjoy my...

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Categories: tagalog, childhood, life, love, people, recovery from...,
Form: Bio
Paghuli ng Bulalakaw (Catching Falling Stars)
*Paghuli ng Bulalakaw*

Minsan ako'y nakahuli ng isang bulalakaw,
at sa aking mga kamay inilagay
Ako'y lubhang napaso, nasaktan ng lubusan
kaya't aking itong pinakawalan...

Isang gabi, natanaw ko ang...

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Categories: tagalog, introspection, lifeme, me,
Form: Free verse

Kathang-isip na mapagkunwari
Ginto'y sa dulo raw ng bahag-hari
Sa huling hininga bumabawi
Nasanay lang sa suwail na gawi.

Araw-araw sumasapit ang gabi
Mga tala'y lumayo sa tabi
Ang hangin lang...

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Categories: tagalog, addiction, angel, art, grief, night, stars,
Form: I do not know?
I Hate The English Language
A friend advised "Cheer up, buddy, and don't be blue",
strange of him to say that just when I was feeling low.
I was thinking, what was...

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Categories: tagalog, confusion, funny, life
Form: Light Verse
1st Monday After Retirement

Things to do:

Don’t wake up early!
Spend an hour for breakfast, sip coffee , savor the flavor
Open the TV, look for TFC   (The...

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Categories: tagalog, life,
Form: Light Verse
MARANAO BALLAD - Aalis ka pala - Plalakaw kabs
PLalakaw Kabs

Elementary Grade Ballad Song


Aalis ka pala,
at ako'y iiwanan,
Ang pupuntahanmo,
sa malayong lugar.
Hindi ba'tnoong una,
ako ay iyongmahal.
Kahit sa pagtulog,
Ang hilingko lamang,
kung may mahal ka...

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Categories: tagalog, absence,
Form: ABC
Infinite Strings
Running on a few hours of sleep,
I decide that this is a good time as any
to empty out my thoughts

tilt my head to the right

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Categories: tagalog, introspection, lifeme, me, universe,
Form: Free verse
The priest who wants to rest RELOADED
The priest who wants to rest
went fishing with his dear cousin Nora
A very nice lady, ginger and intrepid.
Today she adopted a Turkish Angora

The priest who...

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Categories: tagalog, art, city, nonsense, repetition, silly, tribute,
Form: Verse

Bahay Kubo Part II
Built exclusively for us
A place and time to go
Destined to share happiness 
With you!

This Bahay Kubo
Simply small for two
Made of...

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Categories: tagalog, family
Form: Free verse
hatred's other face
I love you

words spoken

in English Spanish Arabic Tagalog and Swahili

words spoken

by waitress

and by the tycoon

by the wife

and by the mistress

by the executive

and by the seamstress


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Categories: tagalog, inspirational, political,
Form: Free verse
Childhood memories
Where I was born -
Gumaca, Quezon
a significant place,
a town suffused with history.

  It’s almost at the tail-end
  that long stretch of Quezon.

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Categories: tagalog, introspection, childhood, childhood, me,
Form: Narrative
Internet education
I have an internet education 
I graduate everyday
I have an internet education
I bookmark my favorite page

I know about civil war
In Bosnia and the Sudan 

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Categories: tagalog, computer-internet, introspection, philosophy, education, education, internet,
Form: Narrative
Buhay, sadya yatang masalimuot
Kulang ang gawa, marami ang salita
Mas madaling sumimangot kaysa sa ngumiti
Sayang ang mga ngiti kung hindi rin lang naman tutugunan

Buhay ko ay...

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Categories: tagalog, allah, america, angel, appreciation, arabic, art,
Form: ABC
And suddenly understand you're underwater
Flapping, snap-coral beneath someone's paradise
Bung-lusting rope towards parallax sunslick
then smacking the sole of your swollen left foot
with an empty Coke bottle,...

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Categories: tagalog, holiday, paradise, rain, sea,
Form: Free verse
You’re hailed as “Pearl of the Orient Seas”
The Creator* has blessed you with rich bounty
Including a peculiar history, indeed great…
Making me thankful for making you...

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Categories: tagalog, appreciation, blessing, christian, freedom, god, patriotic,
Form: Ode
A million ways to say I love you
They say
?There are a million ways?
To say I love you

In this day and age?
I could only find
?In my computer’s brain?
The words 
to say I love...

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© jake aller  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tagalog, love, love hurts,
Form: Free verse