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Muyin Paru Ñinu (Ivatan laji)

Whose face do I behold mirrored
Upon the warm water I am about to drink?
I dare not drink that the vision I may prolong!

If I die, bury me not
At the Cross of San Felix: bury me
Under your fingernails, that I may
Be eaten along with every food you eat; that I may
Be drunk along with every cup
Of water you drink.

(Translated by Florentino H. Hornedo)