The poem states that a region of the Philippines - Rizal - cannot yet rest, as there is still much work to be done to make the area successful. At the beginning of the poem, the poet outlines how the Philippines is dependent on other nations, and must work towards becoming independent in the future in order to support its citizens. Like The Molave also highlights the importance of the younger generation, and how they must fight for their country and improve the Filipino way of living.
Rafael Zulueta da Costa Not yet, Rizal, not yet. Sleep not in peace; There are a thousand waters to be spanned; There are a thousand mountains to be crossed; There are a thousand cross to be borne. Rest not in peace; Not yet, Rizal, not yet. The land has need Of young blood — and, what younger than your own, Forever spilled in the great name of freedom.
Forever oblate on the altar of The free? Not you alone, Rizal.
O souls And spirits of the martyred brave - arise! Arise and scour the land! Shed once again Your willing blood! Infuse the vibrant red Into our thin anemic veins; until We pick up your Promethean tools and strong, Out of the depthless matrix of your faith In us, and on the silent cliffs of freedom, We carve, for all time your marmoreal dream!
Until our people, seeing, are become Like the Molave, firm, resilient, staunch Rising on the hillside, unafraid, Strong in its own fiber; yes, like the Molave! Moreover, the poem foresees the future of Filipinos in our countrywide failings such as our dependence upon others and upon the government, lack of self-restraint and loss of social dignity from a mistaken notion of modernity.
Furthermore, the speaker tells the other heroes who bravely died in the process of freeing our country to enthuse the Filipinos by shedding their blood once again until we realize and develop the patriotic fervor of staying independent, like the Molave, an indigenous hardwood that can withstand tough storms and thus resilient in nature.
The Commonwealth Literary Awards was instituted by the government during those times to initiate national consciousness of the Filipinos; a trend in literature during the pre-independent Philippines.
There are a thousand waters to be spanned, mountains to be crossed, and crosses to borne Subsequently, the following statements reveal what bothers the speaker. Significantly, the speaker uses Rizal as an icon for empowerment because of his well-known belief of youth as hope of the nation.
Through infusing or carrying on the nationalistic spirit to the next generation, history will be made known on how epic were our heroes and thus will touch the hearts of the oblivious Filipinos who will then preserve our independence knowing we got freedom out of blood, sweat and tears.
Shed once again your willing blood!
Unlike our ancestors who were strong-willed, earnest, adventurous, daring and courageous, they became pioneers like other giants in our history who gave luster to our name but now dead where it seems that their virtues were buried with them. Garnering approbations when it won the Commonwealth Literary Award inCarlos Romulo himself, as a critic and chairman of the board of judges exuberantly commended the work saying that this poem is an eloquent statement of Filipinism which only goes to show that Filipino poetry in English is starting to become infused with social and cultural significance.
Reyes, Works Cited Bernad, Miguel. Our National Symbols and Ideals in Verse.The main interpretation of the Filipino poem Like The Molave is one regarding how the people of the Philippines must work to make the nation stronger. The poem states that a region of the Philippines - Rizal - cannot yet rest, as there is still much work to be done to make the area successful.
The recognition of Rafael Zulueta da Costa‘s poem Like the Molave in the Commonwealth Literary Awards (beating Jose Garcia Villa‘s entry) exhibits the interpretation of the existing scene of a raw semi-autonomous Philippine state in Letters Audio Visual Communication In partial fulfillment in Philippine Literature March 31 By: Marc Denzel A.
Zenit LIKE THE MOLAVE I () In Rafael Zulueta da Costa’s poem Like the Molave,the speaker entreats our national hero, Jose Rizal to inspire generations with his unwavering perseverance for nationalfreedom.
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