crucified in the crevice of your brain
the worm-infested cadaver of paganism
while afire in your eyes
the candle of the revolution
with you was the torch of a scented dawn
when you arrived in a desert cave
as tremulous shadows strode to death.
in a night of eternity
kiss, lorena, kiss
the bellies with flirting flies
hear, lorena, hear
the tolling of clangorous bells
while metamorphosing on my feet
a morsel of rice and bread crumbs
revolution, lorena, revolution
is the sharp cutlass
that will slash the dumb minds.
in my desert cave
alone i arrived
and alone also
will i leave
the shore of my soul
in a night of eternity.
(my English version of ISANG MAGDAMAG NG KAWALANGHANGGAN)