PINYA: A Waray Folk Song (With English Translation)


PINEAPPLE*


{Translation lifted from TINALUNAY: Hinugpong nga panurat nga Winaray edited by Merlie M. Alunan (2017)}


I will plant a lemon
In your yard.
Leave your husband
And the two of us will be sweet together.





I will plant a lemon tree
Without leaves.
It sprouts at dawn,
Looking for death.
It will soon take root,
In your belly it will sprout.
You're the only one, Inday,
In my heart.


*
In N. Samar, pinya may also mean lover.

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