Canto de Maria Clara

por José Rizal y Alonso

The Canto de Maria Clara (The Song of Maria Clara) is from one of the chapters of Rizal's novel, Noli Me Tangere.  It is a poem that depicts his feelings for his mother land, the Philippines.  This song is strange and sad as the last stanza reveals the premonition which Rizal had of the coming doom.

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