I am sharing the poem below to fellow bloggers, especially to those who strongly believe that they have stories to tell and have a special way of telling them, before an audience as large as the world.
Casting a Spell
Learn a spell. It takes some time
First you must have the gift of rhyme,
New images, a melody.
Verse will do but poetry
Sometimes will come if you have luck.
Play tunes, blow trumpets, learn to pluck
The harp. The best of spells are cast
When you have written words to last,
Rich in subtle rhythms and
Right words which most will understand.
Casting a spell’s a secret skill
Which few learn fast. No act of will
On your part hands the gift to you.
Words must surprise yet ring true.
False sorcerers are everywhere
But the true magic’s deep and rare.
- Elizabeth Jennings
from the book, A Spell of Words
Inaanyayahan ko po ang mga kasamahang bloggers na isalin ang tula sa wikang Pilipino bilang munti nating ambag sa pagpapayabong ng wikang sariling atin ngayong Buwan ng Wika. Wala pong pabuya. Subukan lang po natin. Salamat sa inyo. 🙂