3rd • To The FilipinoPoem Youth 4th • They Ask Me forPoem Verses
3rd • University of Santo Tomas Where • Presented in Manila Lyceum of Art and Literature • 1879 When • At the age of 18 yrs. old For • Filipino Youth
To have self- confidenceYouth as the Hope of the Nation Asks the Filipino youthRaise your standards & aim high
humble yourselves Fight with knowledge free yourselves from Deception to see for yourselves how the Spaniardsprosper in our home land and see how theFilipinos suffer from it.
Rise up and seek what your heart desires You are the voice ofchange and comfort
You give hope and life. your intelligence is for forever Pertains to the Filipino youth whomake something
Go and spread to the world how great Filipinos are Thank your country fornurturing you
4th • Madrid Where • Declaimed New Year’s Eve at the reception of the Madrid Filipinos When • Upon joining Circulo Hispano-Filipino • Declaimed December 31, 1882 For • Upon request of the Circulo Hispano- Filipino members
They ask him to write a poem but founds it to be difficult Can’t find inspiration His mind is in confusion he can’t feel nor expresshimself well while writing in a verysad state
memories from the past that he cherish and longs forthat he won’t forget.
He is talking about his homeland and the pain of leavingHis inspirations in writing
Memories of his homeland in his childhood days How bad he wants the world to know about hiscountries beauty
He left his homeland not because he desires He want to change his fate He seeks prosperity but in theprocess he felt sadness
He had left behind his owndesires in his homelandas he continues that pathhe suffers and feels deathto his spirit