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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, 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

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