LITERARY

‘Sumaa Ta’ (Kankanaey poem/song)

Maligcong, Bontoc, Mountain Province, Philippines (©Michael Rivera)

Maligcong, Bontoc, Mountain Province, Philippines (©Michael Rivera)

 

Nu mabalin lang kuma

patayawek nannay nanluluganan ta

ta anngay dumna ta ed ili

tay manseseed da am-in isdi.

 

Baka angggay nauto

san besaang ay pinaltin da alapo

ya anggay inmado ado da

nan manseseed ken dayta’y duwa.

 

Sumaa ta.

Iam-ammok sik-a.

Laydek ay maammoan da

ay laylaydek sik-a.

Tet-ewa, sik-a et anggay

san nilayad ko si kamannay.

Edwani et anggay

ay sumaa ak

ay wadan kadwak

ay iam-ammok

ay laylaydek.

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