POETRY FORM: GALLETA Poem


Below is one of the best birthday gifts I ever received in my whole life, one of my most treasured ones – a new poetry form as a dedication from a literary mentor.. :-).

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RUKNOY KEN SAGUT
a garland of words and phrases
for you on this day- the 12th of December
in honor of your birthday,
the galleta, named after you!

for you on this day- the 12 of December
in honor of your birthday:
the galleta, named after you-
a garland of words and phrases.

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NINE POEMS: A GALLETA

What is a “galleta”? A galleta is the amalgamation of multiple poems written simultaneously in a process I’ll call simulticonceptualization. This process is akin to multi-tasking, only it’s for the mind. The galleta is done in the constantly upvariating ugalino verse form.

THERE ARE nine interlocking and cascading poems in the following galleta shown in the original draft it was written:

iti igid ti baybay (nagpakadaak kadagiti allon)
BINUYAKA MANEN (ITI PARPARMATAK)
iti Kailua Bay… (malagipmo kadi?)
BIAGEKTO TI LAGIP (NABARA A PANAGKAYSATA)
surotekto dagiti tugotmo (iti nalamuyot a kadaratan)
AGKANKANTO MANEN (BUSAT A PAMMATEG)
iti pusok (maysa a nasellag a rabii)
ITI TAGTAGAINEPKO (NUPAY ITAN NANGLIPATKAN)

iti pusok (maysa a nasellag a rabii)
AGKANKANTO MANEN (BUSAT A PAMMATEG)
BIAGEKTO TI LAGIP (NABARA A PANAGKAYSATA)
surotekto dagiti tugotmo (iti nalamuyot a kadaratan)
iti Kailua Bay… (malagipmo kadi?)
ITI TAGTAGAINEPKO (NUPAY ITAN NANGLIPATKAN)
BINUYAKA MANEN (ITI PARPARMATAK)
iti igid ti baybay (nagpakadaak kadagiti allon)

The component poems, separately:

1. All the lines in the lower case, unparenthesized

iti igid ti baybay
iti Kailua Bay
surotekto dagiti tugotmo
iti pusok.

iti pusok
surotekto dagiti tugotmo
iti Kailua Bay,
iti igid ti baybay.

2. All the lines in the lower case, in parenthesis

nagpakadaak kadagiti allon
malagipmo kadi
iti nalamuyot a kadaratan
maysa a nasellag a rabii?

maysa a nasellag a rabii
iti nalamuyot a kadaratan
malagipmo kadi?
nagpakadaak kadagiti allon

3. All the lines in the upper case, unparenthesized

binuyaka manen
biagekto ti lagip
agkankanto manen
iti tagtagainepko

agkankanto manen,
biagekto ti lagip.
iti tagtagainepko
binuyaka manen

4. All lines in the upper case, in parenthesis

iti parparmatak:
nabara a panagkaysata
busat a pammateg
nupay itan nanglipatkan

busat a pammateg
nupay itan nanglipatkan:
nabara a panagkaysata
iti parparmatak

5. All lines in the lower and upper cases, unparenthesized

iti igid ti baybay
binuyaka manen
iti Kailua Bay:
biagekto ti lagip
surotekto dagiti tugotmo
agkankanto manen
iti pusok
iti tagtagainepko

iti pusok
agkankanto manen
biagekto ti lagip
surotekto dagiti tugotmo
iti Kailua Bay…
iti tagtagainepko
binuyaka manen
iti igid ti baybay

6. All lines in the lower and upper cases, in parenthesis

nagpakadaak kadagiti allon,
iti parparmatak.
malagipmo kadi
nabara a panagkaysata
iti nalamuyot a kadaratan?
busat a pammateg
maysa a nasellag a rabii
nupay itan nanglipatkan!

maysa a nasellag a rabii,
busat a pammateg,
nabara a panagkaysata
iti nalamuyot a kadaratan:
malagipmo kadi?
nupay itan nanglipatkan
iti parparmatak
nagpakadaak kadagiti allon

7. All lines in the lower case, unparenthesized and in parenthesis

iti igid ti baybay nagpakadaak kadagiti allon
iti Kailua Bay. Malagipmo kadi?
surotekto dagiti tugotmo iti nalamuyot a kadaratan
iti pusok, maysa a nasellag a rabii

iti pusok maysa a nasellag a rabii
surotekto dagiti tugotmo iti nalamuyot a kadaratan
iti Kailua Bay. Malagipmo kadi?
iti igid ti baybay nagpakadaak kadagiti allon.

8. All the lines in the upper case, unparenthesized and in parenthesis

binuyaka manen. iti parparmatak
biagekto ti lagip nabara a panagkaysata
agkankanto manen, busat nga pammateg,
iti tagtagainepko, nupay itan nanglipatkan!

agkankanto manen, busat a pammateg,
biagekto ti lagip nabara a panagkaysata…
iti tagtagainepko, nupay itan nanglipatkan,
binuyaka manen iti parparmatak.

9. The galleta

iti igid ti baybay, nagpakadaak kadagiti allon,
binuyaka manen iti parparmatak
iti Kailua Bay. Malagipmo kadi?
biagekto ti lagip nabara a panagkaysata
surotekto dagiti tugotmo iti nalamuyot a kadaratan,
agkankanto manen, busat a pammateg,
iti pusok, maysa a nasellag a rabii,
iti tagtagainepko, nupay itan nanglipatkan!

iti pusok, maysa a nasellag a rabii,
agkankanto manen, busat a pammateg,
biagekto ti lagip nabara a panagkaysata
surotekto dagiti tugotmo iti nalamuyot a kadaratan
iti Kailua Bay… malagipmo kadi?
iti tagtagainepko, nupay itan nanglipatkan,
binuyaka manen iti parparmatak
iti igid ti baybay, nagpakadaak kadagiti allon.

(c) Bert Ugalino
December 12, 2007

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ELGIN!

Bert Ugalino: A friend, A Mentor.

– Amateur writer/dramatist/poet.
– Developer of the 8-line pantoum verse form.
– Developer of the DUATA micro-play.
– Developer of Morphlining, the process of morphing or fusing two poems to create a third.
– Developer of Simultaneous Morphlining, the process of writing three or more poems at the same time to create an amalgam (among others)

This mentor of mine gave me the honor to bring out into the open one of his creations, “The Duata Microplay“.

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6 thoughts on “POETRY FORM: GALLETA Poem

  1. A well deserved gift. With your creative talent and the caliber of your poetry, you deserve this tribute.

  2. Wow wow wow,such an amazing and cherished,treasured ,valuable gift to a talented lady like LJ.Wish someone would do d same to me on christmas day thou I’m not as talented as the giver and d recipient of d gift.wish upon a star and wish santa claus would grant my request ds coming christmas -:)

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