An Analysis of Jose Corozon De Jesus Essay

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An Analysis of Jose Corozon De Jesus

Isang aklat na maputi, ang isinulat: Luha!
Kaya wala kang mabasa kahit isa mang talata;
Kinabisa at inisip mulang ating pagkabata;
Tumanda ka’t nagkauban, hindi mo pa maunawa.

Ang Pag-ibig, isipin mo, pag inisip, nasa-puso!
Pag pinuso, nasa-isip, kaya’t hindi mo makuro.
Lapitan mo nang matagal ang pagsuyo’y naglalaho;
Layuan mo at kay-lungkot, nananaghoy ang pagsuyo!

Ang Pag-ibig na dakila’y aayaw nang matagalan,
Parang lintik kung gumuhit sa pisngi ng kadiliman.
Ang halik na ubos-tindi, minsan lamang nahalikan,
At ang ilog kung bumaha, tandaan mo’t minsan lamang.

Ang Pag-ibig kapag duwag ay payapa’t walang agos,
Walang talon, walang baha, walang luha, walang lunos!
Ang Pag-ibig na matapang ay puso ang inaanod,
Pati dangal, yama’t dunong nalulunod sa pag-irog!

Ang Pag-ibig na buko pa’y nakikinig pa sa aral,
Tandang di pa umiibig, nakikita pa ang ilaw,
Ngunit kapag nag-alab na pati mundo’y nalimutan —
Iyan, ganyan ang Pag-ibig, damdamin mo’t puso lamang!

Kapag ikaw’y umuurong sa sakuna’t sa panganib
Ay talagang maliwanag at buo ang iyong isip:
Takot pa ang pag-ibig mo, hindi ka pa umiibig:
Pag umibig, pati hukay aariin mong langit!

Ang Pag-ibig ay may mata, ang Pag-ibig ay di bulag;
Ang marunong umibig, bawat sugat ay bulaklak:
Ang pag-ibig ay masakim at aayaw ng kabiyak;
O wala na kahit ano, o ibigay mo ang lahat!

“Ako’y hindi makasulat at ang Nanay ay nakabantay!”
Asahan mo, katoto ko, hindi ka pa minamahal!
Ngunit kapag sumulat na sa ibabaw man ng hukay,
Minamahal ka na niya nang higit sa kanyang buhay!

Kayong mga kabataang pag-ibig ang ninanais,
Kayong mga paruparong sa ilawan lumiligid,
Kapag kayo’y umiibig na, hahanapin ang panganib,
At pakpak ninyo’y masusunog sa pag-ibig!

Author’s Biography

Jose Corazon de Jesus or “Pepito” was born in Trinity Road District of Sta. Cruz, Manila, on 22 November, 1894. He was the second son of Dr. Vicente de Jesus who was the first director of the Kawanihan ng Kalinisan, and his mother was a kapampangan namely Mrs. Susana Pangilinan. He had twins, Vicente Jr, the elder and Rosa, the younger. In their family, Jose Corazon de Jesus is closer to his mother because he is sickly.

Since childhood, Corazon de Jesus was aware in Tagalog tula, awit, korido and the books that was famous in those days like “Florante at Laura” and “San Raymundo”. And because of these literary works, the skills of Jose Corazon de Jesus in poetry began. He was also fond of singing, playing the piano, and various physical games.He attended his first schooling in the town of his father. The childhood of Jose Corazon de Jesus was full of enjoyment. After graduating in the primary level, he was transferred in Liceo de Manila, one of the most popular schools in Manila then, to continue his secondary level. When he graduated, he studied law at Escuela de Derecho. When he finished his degree in 1919 he did not take the bar exam. Instead, he continued his passion in poetry.

In October of 1918, Jose Corazon de Jesus elope his girlfriend Asuncion Lakan. Their relationship brought three children; they were Teresa, Jose and Rogelio. Jose Corazon de Jesus is not only a poet and writer but also journalists. He became the writer of the newspaper “Demokrasya”, “Pagkakaisa”, “Taliba”, “Mabuhay”, at “Sampagita.” But he was well known in the field of “balagtasan” and “pagbigkas”. Until now, he is still very well known in this field.

Jose Corazon de Jesus, or Huseng Batute, died at 12:02 in the afternoon, on May 26, 1932 in General Hospital because of intestinal disease.

Analysis

Love is a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes that ranges from interpersonal affection to pleasure. It can refer to an emotion of a strong attraction and personal attachment. It can also be a virtue representing human kindness, compassion, and affection—”the unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another”. It may also describe compassionate and affectionate actions towards other humans, one’s self or animals. Ancient Greeks identified four forms of love: kinship or familiarity (in Greek, storge), friendship (philia), sexual and/or romantic desire (eros), and self-emptying or divine love (agape). Modern authors have distinguished further varieties of romantic love.

The question, “What is love?” has been discussed widely by those who are puzzled by this existential phenomenon. Indeed, what is love? Nowadays a lot have their own idea about love. Each has his own convictions and beliefs about love. There is love at first sight, love is sweeter in the second time around, some even describe it as blind, others say that love is in the air and love is you. Love is a word that has a broad meaning. We cannot elucidate it in just simple terms; we can just give the characteristics but not the meaning of it. Only the person that feels that he/she is in love can give the interpretation of it not by the words but by the action. In his encyclical Deus Caritas Est (2005), Pope Benedict XVI writes, “Today, the term ‘love’ has become one of the most frequently used and misused of words, a word to which we attach quite different meanings.”

Love is emotions that cannot be understand by human reason but only by heart. Defining love is very hard for everyone but feeling in love is common to all men. That is why Corazon De Jesus put in his poem “Ang Pag-ibig, isipin mo, pag inisip, nasa-puso! Pag pinuso, nasa-isip, kaya’t hindi mo makuro.” In our times today, the word love is very common but somehow different in meaning when we refer to the oldest time when our lolo courting our lola. That is why many old persons are complaining about the issue of love in our new era. They say that the true meaning of the love is being destroyed. Corazon De Jesus wrote his poem about Pag-ibig to show his point of view about love in a poetical way. He has the imagery of love in his mind expresses through words.

When a man is truly in love with a woman, he will do everything to get her sweet answer. Courting a girl in the older times is very difficult. To have the hand of the girl, a man must know how to get water from the well, get firewood in the forest or in the mountain and giving the girl some fruits or vegetable from his farm. However, this culture is being forgotten by the youth of today. Courting a girl in our times is very basic. It will start from getting the cellphone number followed by date and then without a year, a boy can get the girl. Ang Pag-ibig na buko pa’y nakikinig pa sa aral,

Tandang di pa umiibig, nakikita pa ang ilaw,
Ngunit kapag nag-alab na pati mundo’y nalimutan —
Iyan, ganyan ang Pag-ibig, damdamin mo’t puso lamang!
True love is self-denials love. We cannot say that it is love if it is still in our heart, if we do not express it. A quotation says a bell is not a bell until you ring it; a song is not a song until you sing it, and love in your heart is not love until you give it away. Some of us are just contended that we are in love. We are afraid to share it in our love ones not because we do not love him/her but we are afraid of rejection. We are satisfied of being in love but we are scared to stay in love. Corazon de Jesus mentioned in his poem, “Ang Pag-ibig kapag duwag ay payapa’t walang agos, Walang talon, walang baha, walang luha, walang lunos!” We are very futuristic. We always think what will happen for tomorrow that is why we are being terrified. We think if the person we love today is still in love with us in the next day. If the lover would deny his need for affection, expressing love would soon become a burden and it would only result to different form of isolation. Man has a natural longing to complete himself by personally relating with other men, for without love, there can be no true interpersonal relations among people.1 There is often little evidence for loving; we have to trust the person we love and without faith we cannot love either God or other people. And without love, life is not worth living. As Corazon de Jesus said in his poem Kayong mga kabataang pag-ibig ang ninanais,

Kayong mga paruparong sa ilawan lumiligid,
Kapag kayo’y umiibig na, hahanapin ang panganib,
At pakpak ninyo’y masusunog sa pag-ibig!

Conclusion
As a seminarian, being in loved is very important. As what Fr. Lloyd Cinco said to us in our retreat, “You cannot be a priest if you do not know how to love.” Love is a duty. Only when it is a duty to love, only then is love eternally secured against every change and happily secure against despair. There are three things that destroy love. First are the changes in our inclinations and feelings. Second are the changes in the person we love. The last is the unhappiness, pain and suffering that can lead to despair. That is the cause why people are afraid to stay in love, because of the tribulations and hardships in the relationship. They are just contented in falling in love. People are also terrified of their obligations because love seeks security. Therefore swear an oath, swear fidelity to each other.

However this oath offers nothing but a false security because the two persons who swear to love each other forever, swears by something that is lower than love itself. The two swear by their love to each other forever, instead of swearing love to each other by eternity. Therefore, both of them swear by something that could change over time. If what one feels changes, then there would be nothing that would bind their love. The only way to find true security if one is to make an oath is to swear by the duty that shall love. Spontaneous love is still subject to change because it is not consciously grounded upon eternal but depends entirely on one’s emotion and feeling. It could change into its opposite, into hate or it can become the sickness of jealousy.

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