The Molave

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Like the Molave is a poem written by Rafael Zulueta da Costa. He is a Filipino poet and a businessman, who was born at the time when the wounds inflicted by our Spaniard conquerors were still fresh, and it was written at a time when we were under the great influence of the stars and stripes, as mentioned in the poem, just as we all still are.

Like the Molave
By R. 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 crosses to be borne.

Our shoulders are not strong; our sinews are

grown flaccid with dependence, smug with ease

under another's wing.
Rest not in peace;
**Although the poem
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** Here, he refers to the Stars and Stripes as the American flag, and that we should no longer be under its influence in the future.
I went to a movie today gosh I cried.
I went to a movie yesterday gee I laughed.
I brought my laughter and tears.
My horse gave dividendazo yesterday,
My new dress is the latest note.
My parents gave me the best of education.
I speak English and Spanish and French.
I speak foreign languages without accent.
I can lisp a little Tagalog.
**In this line, he mentions the advantages that the youth has, to be able to live a life of laughter and sadness, to afford the latest of fashions, to be schooled in the best institutions and able to speak foreign languages, but only a little Tagalog.
I think the conga is divine don’t you?
I think szostakowics is brilliant don’t you?
We Manilans are really cosmopolitan.
**He sites here the Manilanians awareness of the Conga, a Cuban drum, and Scozstakowics, a pianist, where the Manilanians knowledge of them considers them sophisticated

Was not Franco the word divine made incarnate?
Were not those leftist red atrocious?
Federico Garcia Lorca? Never heard of him.
**The word Franco seems to refer to the Franco-Latins who were able to subjugate the Church of the Orthodox Christians of the west, allowing them to spread their empire wider. The leftist Reds refer to the Red Army, whether they be of the Japanese or the Germans, whose act of cruelty were widely known
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