Indak is part of my daughter’s plate in school. They had an activity at school wherein they needed to prepare a Zine. A zine (/ziːn/ ZEEN; short for magazine or fanzine) is a small-circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images, usually reproduced via photocopier. (source: Wikipedia)
She searched for references and came up with different drawings. One of which is that featured image. In each image, a description, experience, or story is required. She thought of including something about dancing and love.
With the desire to produce something of quality and unique, here is what we came up with written in Filipino.
Tila baga ako’y inaanyayahan,
Ng parehong entabladong iyong pinagtanghalan
Damdamin ko’y nalilito at nag-aalinlangan,
Kung sa pag-indak mo ika’y sasabayan.
Nag-aalab sa pandinig itong musika,
Mga paa ay unti-unting hinihila.
Mga ugat sa katawa’y nabubuhayan,
Tuwing sa malapit ika’y naririyan.
Tara! Sige, ako’y iyong isayaw.
Sa kay gandang musika, katawan natin ay igalaw.
Alalayan ako at iyong gabayan
Sa sabay nating pag-indak tungo sa kaligayahan.
~ Kea & Stef (6th August, 2019)
Indak means dance or dancing.”We” made the poem. I helped her with the Tagalog words, that is. If my memory serves me right, there were a few more poems we were able to collaboratively made. I’ll post ’em once found. Haha! For now, I hope this one made you smile, get up on your feet and dance.