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~ Hafa Adai ~ Kaselehlie ~ Ran Annim ~ Tuwoh ~ Mogethin ~ Alii ~ Iokwe ~ Aloha ~ Olomwaay ~ Talofa ~

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We hope that you will be inspired and enjoy your visit here on our special online anthology! Here you'll find poetry of various topics that stir the minds and touches the souls of poets from around the Micronesian Islands! It is our mission to showcase Micronesia's literature talents in the beautiful interwoven lines of poetry. The poems do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Micronesian Poets Club. Any reproduction of any of the poems is prohibited by law. However, poems used for nonprofit educational purposes are permissible. If you wish to share an inspirational poem or two, send an e-mail with the words "poem submission" in the subject area, along with your name/pen name, poem, village, and inspirational message (required) to the Web Master at mnrivera1@yahoo.com. Please note that poems will be reviewed for appropriateness, so please ensure that they can be viewed by all audiences.

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The Song of PIBBA


Tinige’: Peter R. Onedera

Dandan: Joey Franquez


The winds blow chants from across the sea

Calling forth the islands of PIBBA’s family

And so we gather in knowledge, friendship,

and smiles

Of languages and cultures, a tribute to our isles.


Iokwe, raan annim, kaselehlia, alii, aloha

Olomwaay, hafa dei, tuwoh, mogethin, Talofa


The song of PIBBA rings forth loud and clear

We unite, we are one, there’s no lance,

there’s no spear

In our tongues we say we love you to one and all

We are strong, we are bold, we are proud,

we stand tall


Iokwe, raan annim, kaselehlia, alii, aloha

Olomwaay, hafa dei, tuwoh, mogethin, talofa


The song of PIBBA is strong through the waves

Our canoes, our coconuts, our heritage we praise

Our islands of PIBBA crisscross the blue sea

Bilingual-Bicultural, in us we trust, our destiny!


Iokwe, raan annim, kaselehlia, alii, aloha

Olomwaay, hafa dei, tuwoh, mogethin, Talofa






CHamoru Version


Tinige’: Peter R. Onedera

Dandan: Joey Franquez

Trinansladan: Ann Rivera


Freskon månglo’ kumantåtayi i isla siha

Mangombibida nu I familian PIBBA

Ta na’i tribu i islå-ta gi inafa-maolek-ta

Gi kinemprende, lengguåhi, yan kotturå-ta.


Iokwe, raan annim, kaselehlia, alii, aloha

Olomwaay, hafa dei, tuwoh, mogethin, talofa


Gof klåru yan a’gang I kantan PIBBA

Manunu tohge-ta sin achåki sin lånsa.

Gi fino’-ta ta sångan in guaiya hamyo.

Kun minetgot, minatatnga, ta fanachu todudu.


Iokwe, raan annim, kaselehlia, alii, aloha

Olomwaay, hafa dei, tuwoh, mogethin, Talofa


Gi kada nåpu mumetgot i kantan PIBBA

I irensiå-ta, sakmån-ta, niyok-ta, ta tuna

Islan PIBBA manachu gi entero i asut tåsi

Dos lengguåhi-Dos kottura iyo-ta ta hongge!


Iokwe, raan annim, kaselehlia, alii, aloha

Olomwaay, hafa dei, tuwoh, mogethin, Talofa





Carolinian Version


By Jesus Mareham Elameto


Filfillil Yááng me leeset e kke ngúúngúúto

E ghal faffaingiir alonger school PIBBA

Igha si schuu loll atong, akkabwung me meseeigh

Reel mwááliyásch me kkoosch si mwáreiti

milikka-falawasch

Iokwe, raan annim, kaselehlia, alii, aloha

Olomwaay, hafa dei, tuwoh, mogethin, Talofa


Eghi ngú me e ghi ffat kkélil PIBBA

Si schu bwe eew nge esóór weiresil

Llól mweliyasch si affaiyé fengel

Si melat, si úú esóór mesagh alongasch

Sibwe aschooscho


Iokwe, raan annim, kaselehlia, alii, aloha

Olomwaay, hafa dei, tuwoh, mogethin, talofa


Alongal lééléschil ló nge e amamawa kkélil PIBBA

Si mwereiti igha si tooto meiye waasch amara

me school falúw

Nge falúw PIBBA e úúta loll araurawal metaw

Ruwoow kkepas, ruwow kkosch si ghi apilughulugh.


Iokwe, raan annim, kaselehlia, alii, aloha

Olomwaay, hafa dei, tuwoh, mogethin, Talofa





Chuukese Version


By Zan Refilong


Ngingiin ach kékkén, seni nón matauwach

A kéri fénúen familian PIBBA

Ach sa ósós fengen, nón mirit chen o meireir

Ach fós me éreni, ew nifangen fénúach.


Iokwe, rán annim, kaselehlia, alii, aloha,

Olomwaay, håfa dei, tuwoh, mogethin, Talofa


Ach Kénún PIBBA mi fat o neúomwóng

Ach sa chu, Sa chék ew, ‘sór sines, ‘sór appich

Ach fós ennet ngonuk, ach tongei en me meinisin

Iei ach wéú, ach manat, iei ach ing, sa siik ren


Iokwe, rán annim, kaselehlia, alii, aloha,

Olomwaay, håfa dei, tuwoh, mogethin, Talofa


Ach Kénún PIBBA mi fif nóón fénúach

Wach seres, ach nú ira, ach pisek sa mwar ren

Fénúach nón PIBBA mi chék matau fengen

Ru-ach fós, Ru-Éreni, epwe nómw rech, feinfeinó.


Iokwe, rán annim, kaselehlia, alii, aloha,

Olomwaay, håfa dei, tuwoh, mogethin, Talofa






Kosraean Version


Puhsren on, fin acn sesr-kahlem fin kof uh

Pahngon kuht eni, suc ekin PIBBA’s family

Kuht ma se fanna in etacack, ac in

Kuhpahsri in isracsr

Ke kahs lasr, ohiyac lasr

Sie pwelucng nuh ke acn wo sesr


Iokwe, raan annim, kaselehlia, alii, aloha

Olomwaay, hafa dei, tuwoh, mogethin, Talofa


Tuhkeni sie sin sie lihksreni ahk-kahl wemye

Ke inse sie lasr PIBBA in nahwuh acn wo sacohk sesr

Ke puhsracsr kuht fahwkack luhngse yohk inmahsrlosr

Ac kuhpahsri luhn inmahsrlosr ahkapye kuht pacl nuhkewa


Iokwe, raan annim, kaselehlia, alii, aloha

Olomwaay, hafa dei, tuwoh, mogethin, Talofa


Kuht on ke soko on, in fahkwack ke kuhiya acsr

Ke kasrpacsr, fukun acn sesr, kuht esam, in fahk kuloh

Fahsrelihk lasr fin kof uh, wachgihn ma upac sesr

Kahs puhspuhs, facsin puhs, sie pwelucng nuh ke acn wo sesr


Iokwe, raan annim, kaselehlia, alii, aloha

Olomwaay, hafa dei, tuwoh, mogethin,

Talofa





Pohnpeian Version


Written by: Shelten G. Neth-PIBBA International President-elect 2007-08

International President 2008-09

Translated on July 21, 2009-Guam Legal Holiday

In memory of Liberation Day 65 years ago


Kisinieng ipidohsang paliehsed

Ekehker peneinei dekehn PIBBA kan

Pwe kitail en ehukipene atail wewe kan, pokpene oh sirei

Atail lokaia kan, atail tiak, en wauniki atail dekeh kan,


Iokwe, raan annim, kaselehlia, alii, aloha,

Olomwaay, hafa dei, tuwoh, mogethin, talofa


Ngilen koul en PIBBA peido laud sansal

Kitail miniminpene, kitail wiaki ehu, sohte kemou

Sohte ketiuo

Lowetail kan en kosoia kitail en poakehng emenemen oh pil koarosie

Kitail kehlail, kitail komwad, kitail pohlki,

Kitail kesihkerda


Iokwe, raan annim, kaselehlia, alii, aloha,

Olomwaay, hafa dei, tuwoh, mogethin,talofa


Koul en PIBBA me kelail nan pwungen ilok kan

Wahr akan, atail mwangas akan, kapinga atail sohso.

Atail dekehn PIBBA kan kote sehd mei

Atail lokaia, atail tiahk, me kitail pwoson, atail sai!


Iokwe, raan annim, kaselehlia, alii, aloha,

Olomwaay, hafa dei, tuwoh, mogethin, talofa



INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE: Together we can make a difference, as we share our knowledge and develop lasting friendships that encourage us to strengthen our languages and cultures in the Pacific. You may visit the PIBBA International website at http://pibbainternational.blogspot.com.


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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Poets.org - Happy Holidays!

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December 15, 2014

Happy Holidays


As you begin your holiday celebrations with family and friends this month, 
we present our own special season’s greetings with this roundup of poems 
to enjoy and share.

“Winter is good - his Hoar Delights” (1316) by Emily Dickinson
“Winter Field” by Joanna Klink
“The Feast of Lights” by Emma Lazarus
“Christmas Bells” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Winter Twilight by Anne Porter
“The Snow Man” by Wallace Stevens
“The Coming of Light” by Mark Strand
“Winter Trees” by William Carlos Williams

SOURCE:  poets.org

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Thanksgiving Poem

T hanksgiving is the time for all
H ere and abroad
A ll over the world
N ear and far
K eeping the gratitude
S hown in all that we do by
G iving and caring
I n different ways that leave
V ery memorable thoughts
I n the kindest of ways
N ot just this time of the year, but always --
G od Bless you!
(c)mnrivera

Yona, Guam

INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE: Have a Happy Thanksgiving with family and friends!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

A Word from Chanel

"Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable." —Coco Chanel

Thursday, May 29, 2014

American Poet Laureate and Medal of Freedom recipient, Dr. Maya Angelou, passed away yesterday. She was 86. A great voice is silent, but her words will rise. _______________________________________________________________________________________ The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release May 28, 2014 Statement by the President on the Passing of Maya Angelou When her friend Nelson Mandela passed away last year, Maya Angelou wrote that “No sun outlasts its sunset, but will rise again, and bring the dawn.” Today, Michelle and I join millions around the world in remembering one of the brightest lights of our time – a brilliant writer, a fierce friend, and a truly phenomenal woman. Over the course of her remarkable life, Maya was many things – an author, poet, civil rights activist, playwright, actress, director, composer, singer and dancer. But above all, she was a storyteller – and her greatest stories were true. A childhood of suffering and abuse actually drove her to stop speaking – but the voice she found helped generations of Americans find their rainbow amidst the clouds, and inspired the rest of us to be our best selves. In fact, she inspired my own mother to name my sister Maya. Like so many others, Michelle and I will always cherish the time we were privileged to spend with Maya. With a kind word and a strong embrace, she had the ability to remind us that we are all God’s children; that we all have something to offer. And while Maya’s day may be done, we take comfort in knowing that her song will continue, “flung up to heaven” – and we celebrate the dawn that Maya Angelou helped bring. http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2014/05/maya_angelou_quotes_poetry.html http://youtu.be/r_muacudzsI

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Un Dia Ala Vez En La Vida!

Take it one day at a time
A tidbit at a time
A tad bit at a time
A step at a time
And slowly, but surely
You will be there!
'Tis all it takes -
Un dia ala vez en la vida!
(c)mnrivera

Village:  Yona, Guam

Inspirational message:  Taking it one day a time will get you closer to your goal, so strive for the best, even if you feel like giving up. 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Special Message from the Academy of American Poets

Dear Friend,

Happy National Poetry Month!  We never imagined when we launched NPM 18 years ago that it would become the largest literary celebration in the world!

The Academy of American Poets has a great deal planned for this year’s commemoration. As you can see, we’ve introduced our new look, and later this month will launch the new Poets.org. We’ve distributed thousands of free posters to classrooms around the country and produced a new special project for students: Poet-to-Poet.

This April, our goal is to remind tens of millions of individuals of the important place poets have in our culture, inspiring many to continue reading poems year-round. But we need your support to make that possible.
 
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As poetry is taught less and less in schools, we need to do more to help passionate teachers bring poetry into their classrooms. Poet-to-Poet is a multimedia educational project that invites students to watch our Chancellors read a poem, and then write one of their own in response. For teachers, we developed a Common Core-aligned lesson plan to accompany the project.

We will be working to raise $25,000 this month to support education projects like Poet-to-Poet. Please donate to help us meet our goal. Every dollar counts – Abrams Books has generously agreed to match every dollar we raise, up to $10,000. That means your donation will have twice the impact. We rely on your donations to produce the high quality materials and resources we make available to students and teachers for free on Poets.org.

Over the next 30 days, thousands of poets will give public readings, some will be challenging themselves to write a new poem every day, hundreds of publishers will be releasing new collections of poetry, and thousands of librarians and teachers will be organizing Poem in Your Pocket Day events.

You can be a part of National Poetry Month, too, with a gift to support our programs. Donate today. With your help, we will nurture a next generation of poetry readers.

 
Sincerely,

Jennifer Benka
Executive Director
Academy of American Poets

Friday, February 21, 2014

February 2014 - Featured Quote to Live By

"There were so many things they said women couldn't do and blacks couldn't do. Every defeat to me was a challenge."

-Marian Wright Edelman, President and Founder of Children's Defense Fund

January 2014 - Featured Quote to Live By

"Defeat is never fatal. Victory is never final. It's courage that counts."

-Winston Churchill, Politician, Statesman