HomeFEU English and Literature Journalvol. 4 no. 1 (2010)

Riw-as: 5 poems of stirrings

Gerry S. Rubio

Discipline: Literature



The Bikol-Virac dialect produces a unique phoneme which is not (yet) represented in a standard alphabet. This phoneme closely resembles a very soft R or a double L (ll). The symbol /£/ used in the following poems is just an approximation of that phoneme. In harmony with the 2010 Philippine PEN Congress theme, “Solidarity in Literature without Borders,” these Bikol-Virac poems are hereby included in this journal. Eds.