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The poetry of rizal

Jose Rizal is the Philippines’ national hero. He was an amazing polymath. One of the fields he excelled in is poetry. While other poets wrote out of sheer creativity, Rizal wrote mostly out of fervor for his motherland. Many other poets write or wrote for the fame or to please a patron. He always wrote under duress. He lived during the time of the corrupt colonial Spanish government. This is probably why there is such poignancy in his poetry. It is as though he longs for a better life for his people. Yet he also cared for and understood that Spain was not all to blame. He was born to a rich family. He was afforded a proper education despite…

My last farewell

My Last Farewell (Mi Ultimo Adios) Farewell, dear fatherland, clime the sun caress’d, Peal of the Orient seas, our Eden lost! Gladly now I go to give thee this faded life’s best, And were it brighter, fresher, or more blest, Still would I give three, not count the cost. On the field of battle, ‘mid the frenzy of fight, Others have given their lives, without doubt or beed; The place not matters—cypress or laurel or lily white, Scafold or open plain, combat or martyrdom’s plight, ‘Tis ever the same, to serve our home and country’s need. I die just when I see the dawn break Though the gloom of night, to herald the day; And if color is lacking my…