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Gumamela (Hibiscus; China rose)

 

Tinaga ko ang puno
Sa dulo nagdurugo

(I stabbed it at the trunk,
it bled at the tip)

Bulaklak (Flower)

Bumubuka'y walang bibig
Ngumingiti nang tahimik

(It opens though it has no mouth,
it smiles quietly)

Kangkong

Mapatubig-mapalupa
Ang dahon ay nananariwa

(Whether in heaven or on earth,
its leaves freshen up)

Kabuti (Mushroom)

May binti, walang hita
May ulo, walang mukha

(It has a leg but no thigh;
it has a head but no face)

Pako (Nail driven into the floor)

Nagtago si Pedro
Nakalitaw ang ulo.

(Pedro hid,
but his head is showing)

Palay (Rice plant)

Nang wala pang ginto
Ay doon nagpalalo
Nang magkaginto-ginto
Ay doon na nga sumuko.

(When it did not have gold,
It was proud;
When it had gold,
It bowed

Makahiya (Sensitive plants)

Kung pabayaan ay nabubuhay
Kung himasin ay namamatay

(If neglected, it lives;
if caressed, it dies)

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