Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s La vida es sueño


 I came across this poem in the latter part of the Spanish Film Festival Program in 2008. I kept on sharing it because it’s simply beautiful.  So here it goes….

¿ Qué es la vida?, un fresnesí;

Ano nga ba ang buhay? Isang kahibangan;

¿ qué es la vida?, una illusion,

Ano nga ba ang buhay? Isang ilusyon,

Una sombra, una ficción,

Isang anino, isang kasinungalingan.

y el mayor bien es pequeño:

At ang malalaking biyaya’y maliliit pa rin,

Que toda la vida es sueño,

dahil ang buhay ay isa lamang pangarap

y los sueños, sueños son.

at ang mga pangarap ay pangarap lamang.

La vida es sueño

Pedro Calderón de la Barca (Madrid, 1600-1681)

(From Instituto Cervante’s Berso sa Metro)

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