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Tigsik, Tigsik, ano ang naiisip?

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Tigsik, Tigsik, ano ang naiisip?

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TIGSIK is one of a kind.

     It is a form of literature unique only to the Bicolano folks. An old form of poetry, it literally means “toast”. It has no rigid format but is usually a four-line sharp-edged piece (on almost any subject) and is recited during gatherings until everyone is too inebriated for poetry.

     I first came across this literary form via The Mayon, the official school paper of Bicol University’s High School  Department, which had a column dedicated for it. I just know if it is a tigsik if it begins with “Tigsik ko ining….” and is followed by a crisp, witty, and poetic commentary on almost anything.

     Nevertheless, appreciation for it has always been set aside, for despite it’s poetic value, yours truly was void of any relevant cultural experience that could have unlocked the mystery values of the tirigsikan.

     Until just recently, in the literary circle of Bikolanos on Facebook, an online Tigsikan was successfully launched. I realized then that the probable cause for my inattention to the tigsik is because most of what I have read are mere fragments, independent 4-liners that were just compiled together to sample what a tigsik is. 

 

What seems to fill the gap in my understanding of the tigsik is the sense of community and the presence by which the tigsik is delivered before an audience. 

 

CONTENT ADVISORY:

LANGUAGE: The following may contain words that may be offensive or unacceptable for others due to parts with suggestions and statements on human sensuality fit only in an adult-themed discussion. It is recommended for the young readers to proceed with the guidance of a teacher or parent.

ATTRIBUTION: Without disregard for attributions or credits, the names of the participants have been removed from their individual contributions to the Tigsikan with respect to the privacy settings of their Facebook profiles where the contributors’ walls are mostly hidden from public view. If you wish however to be identified/or for your post to be removed, please feel free to send us a private message or email. Thank you.

 

Warm-up sa Dahon ni Manoy Jim

Jimple Uy Borlagdan Tuesday at 5:40
Hineras ni Noel Dorente:
tinigsik ko ining tirigsikan daa sa facebook
pakaraskasan daa kang mapanurugdas na hutok
pagbuhay sa kabudyahan na nangaturog
ngonyan sa internet satong ibalangibog!
            Tigsik ko ining tirigsikan sa Facebook
punan ta na bago marugok
dai matakot kun mabilot
basta an baso palubot
Tuesday at 05:45 • 1 person likes this.
o
tigsik sa paglologin
kun mayong siring (money sign)
dai makaka-farming
Tuesday at 06:40 •
o
tinigsik ko ining facebook
mga tawo daing pandok”
alagad anong riribok
maski dai midbid mga katood
Tuesday at 06:49 • 2 people
o
tinigsik ko ining peysbok
an parasurat maribok
kun mga kanatad turospok
pirming pwerte an urulok
Tuesday at 06:50 •
o
tigsik sa mayong ngaran
sa friendster angay ka duman
Tuesday at 06:54 • 1 person
o
tinigsik ko an status
married pero single
complicated pero married
ay! mamili ka “varied”
Tuesday at 06:55 •
o
tigsik sa daing girong
mahilg sa like, daing opinyon
supog lang an status ignoron
Tuesday at 06:57 • 3 people
o
tigsik sa bakong friendly
sadiring post, ila-like ini
ma-comment pa sa sadiri
Tuesday at 06:59 • 2 people
o
tigsik ko an mga nagkokomentar
digdi sa facebook kan banwaan
kung minsan dai man ki kamugtakan
basta sana may maitaram…
Tuesday at 06:59 • 2 people
o
tigsik ko an comment
hidaw si Manoy Ben
saiyang mga prends
halat saiyang moment
Tuesday at 07:00 •
o
tinigsik ko ining durat
pirming igwang pighahalat
da maginibo su kagrat
ni may na igwa mang ka tsat
Tuesday at 07:04 •
o
tigsik ko an lanob
pangkurit panglakop
gabos na ngurob ngurob
pwera sana an hambog –
Tuesday at 07:05 •
o
tigsik sa mga daing maginibo
ipigpopost sarisaring video
dawa r-18 o violensya iniyo
Tuesday at 07:07 • 1 person
o
tigsik ko an shoutout
pakurusugan kan gasod
makaabot sa pitong bulod
Tuesday at 07:08 •
o
tigsik ko an mga lalaking parainom
maski atab pa hanap pampabuyong
pag dai makaligok ki likidong bugsok
malibong payo, halunan naghahagok…
Tuesday at 07:09 • 1 person
o
tigsik sa groups na sarisari
pagkwela, ila-like tulos ni
dangan lingaw na digdi
Tuesday at 07:11 •
o
tigsik ko an bangui
toninong makawili
an sakong si padi
sabi maturog na kami!
Tuesday at 07:11 •
o
bye na nguna an beauty ko –
Dios magbantay saindo gabos!
Tuesday at 07:12 •
o
sa mga pirming online ining tigsik
dai na nagluluwas, minagimik
bangkag na sa kalalagatik
Tuesday at 07:12 •
o
tigsik sa mga magurang
sa fb yaraon naman palan
wall kan aki binabantayan
Tuesday at 07:14 • 2 people
o
tinigsik ko ining pirot
matanga na oras kalot
mahigda na ngunang balot
ta uroldot na su lubot
Tuesday at 07:19 •
o
tigsikon ko daw ining alas nueve
ta an iba nangtigsik na kasubanggi
hanggang digdi sana ngaya ini
ta bako man baga kita labi-labi
Tuesday at 17:48 •
o
tigsik sa satong password
idtong masakit dapat gayod
tanganing mayong makatood
Tuesday at 17:50 •
o
tigsik sa mga matibay na hacker
aram nya daw password ta* aber
Tuesday at 17:54 •
o
tigsik ko ining thread
halaba garo sliced bread
gabos maurag, gabos well said
sabi ngani sa Tiwi dabid!
Tuesday at 19:48 • 2 people
o
tinigsik ko ining facebook
mga bikolano digdi mariribok
payt-payt sana an urulok.
maski minsan medyo nagsasamok.
Wednesday at 02:38 •
o
tinigsik ko ining…
oops, sorry may nag-atot.
Wednesday at 02:43 •
o
tigsik ko an saimong atot
gibo kan haludon na parot
na sablok sa mapanos na nilanot
sa buli ni tiya tinay kinutkot!
…:DD
Wednesday at 04:01 • 1 person
o
tinigsik ko itong buling kinutkot
hapon na gayod kang ito sinurok
nagcomputer na dai nagsabon
yinuro-yamyaman baga an pagulon!
Wednesday at 04:47 •
o
tigsik ko ining katungkaan
mabisita sako aru-atyan
kaya dapat nang kumakan
tanganig diretso sa higdaan
Wednesday at 12:35 •
o
ahahaa
Wednesday at 17:01 • 1 person
o
tigsik ko ngarakngak ni Dyubani
gari pigsang pinusdak ki perdible
su sapurak pano sarong balde
Wednesday at 18:14 •
o
tigsik sa sakong gutom
oras-oras minapagiromdom
pinangat daa o kaya natong
Wednesday at 18:17 •

     From the tigsik samplers of high school days (that looked like fragmented verses at first glance which called to mind the Fireflies of Rabindranath and the Haiku of Japan), observing the online Tirigsikan brought me into the light and set me into reading a collaborative poetry which can be essentially compared to the Renga of Japan delivered in the flair and wit of the traditional Tagalog Balagtasan (despite that this online Tirigsikan is without the traditional ‘sumsuman’ or merrymaking with wine with which it is known for).

 

An Paglansar kan Tigsikan ni Manoy Jim buda ni Praning
Tigsik ko an banggi
digdi sa dahon ni Taga Legazpi
ano maray na pagtirigsikan
dai akong maisipan
Wednesday at 03:34 
  •        o
    sa banging ini wara man ako ma isip
    nata daw pag arog kaini dipisil mag tigsik
    sa kadakulan kang nasa payo wara mailuwas sa sakong puyo?
    Wednesday at 03:36 •
    o
    Tigsik ko an pag-isip
    pagkaipuhan dipisil i-osip
    pero nata pagturutambara
    an hisdal nagbabaha-baha?
    Wednesday at 03:38 •
    o
    sa sakong pag hurop hurop
    mantang sabaw pig hihigop
    ano daw maray na pag tigsikan
    digdi sa dahon ko ngunyan???
    Wednesday at 03:39 •
    o
    Tigsik ko an saimong pig-aatid-atid
    aram kong sa hutok nagsurusaralabid
    maray kaan palumuyon ki diit na pasagid
    sa ngimot kan basong nakakapaligid
    Wednesday at 03:41 •
    o
    dai ko man urog maiisip
    nata baga sa utok ko nagsarabit
    mga muyang iluwas kan sakong mga muro
    gamit ko lang sa nguso
    Wednesday at 03:45 •
    o
    tigsik ko an pagkomposo
    hali sa wara pasiring sa igwa
    garo pagdakop sa layas na kabayo
    an silaod halipot, may bari an abaga
    Wednesday at 03:48 •
    o
    an bangui sarong tigsik,
    an pagkamoot, mga rignos sa diklom.
    tigsik ko an bangui
    ta igwa siyang namit,

    alagad may naghihibi
    sa sarong harong sa harayo,
    may puting kandila, may puting paros.
    Wednesday at 03:49 •
    o
    sa pagsurat ko ki mga rawit dawit
    sa kahaluyan katutukaw makulog sa lapit
    pag anap kan mga tataramon
    sakong makuwa ang sakong paglaom
    Wednesday at 03:51 •
    o
    tigsik ko an pagsurat
    huna pwede marabat
    kiray mo masarabat
    bulbol mo mahurunat
    Wednesday at 03:53 •
    o
    maski ini kulot
    dakol muya kumusot
    halaba dakula
    sakuya ining padaba
    Wednesday at 03:54 •
    o
    Tigsik ko an mga lalaking hambog kumakan nin matataba,
    Alagad kun an mga ini palan naiistrok
    Si manoy masakit na man na makatindog
    Uminom pang dugo nin kobra, dai na minaisog.
    Wednesday at 03:55 •
    o
    tigsik ko an panurat
    kasugpon halabang maparat
    kayang baduson an papel
    kan mga tataramon kan anghel
    Wednesday at 03:56 •
    o
    tigsikan na daing padumanan
    pero dakol na maaram
    sa kada tigsik
    liwoy ko biyo nag taralsik
    Wednesday at 03:57 •
    o
    malulupit po kamu..!!!! mayo kamung ka parihas sa kinaban
    Wednesday at 03:58 •
    o
    Tigsik ko an satong tigsikan
    enot sa Facebook hinaman
    pag kan iba namuklatan
    marambong an satong napunan!
    …mabalos padi! mauragon! :DD
    Wednesday at 03:59 • 1 person
    o
    maray baga ining tigskan
    payp asin utak ko nag durudalagan
    exercise kan sakong utak
    na garo na baga linupak
    Wednesday at 04:00 •
    o
    tigsik ko si praning pag abot sa korner.
    ang saeyang pag tigsik nakaka praning.
    Wednesday at 04:01 • 2 people
    o
    sa masunod naman praning korner
    pagnagkauyon na garo togeder
    makabuyong pero daing hangober
    magtirigsikan kita por eber
    Wednesday at 04:05 • 2 people
    o
    pinaunrhan mo ako salamat pading jimple
    uya lugod nagluwas so sakong dimple
    ngirit na aga mulach na baga ako
    pag nagbayle gaor si vhong navarro
    Wednesday at 04:06 • 1 person
    o
    sakong pag bisita sa saimo dahon pranz tigsikan nindo duwa ni jimple swabeng swabe tigsikan nindo sna gangiuibuhon burubangi ngani samo bangi pirmi hapi.classm8 inda ko ok na ba ini?hapot lng hain kana ta binayaan mo kmi??
    Wednesday at 04:47 • 1 person
    o
    pag age ko dgd.sa dahon na nipa ninda praning. teg pabakal lang ako nin mantika saka suka ni mama naula sa sapa. sa ka babasa nin mga man lain lain na tigsik na nag kukurit sa tinampong mainit.
    Wednesday at 05:01 •
    o
    sakong mga amigo,
    kasubaggui nakibale ako
    sa maogmang tirigsikan nindo
    alagad ngonian an sakuyang payo
    garo daing laman, an utak blanko.
    …pero maski puru paano
    ako mokontribo, sa maogmang
    tirigsikan nindo.
    tigsik ko ining tirigsikan
    sa isip nagpapayaman
    pwedeng umentra maski sisay
    basta an mensahe malaman….
    😀 😀
    Wednesday at 05:09 •
    o
    ‎@ manay bie: wara man ki topic pano trip trip lang me pading jimple
    Wednesday at 05:41 • 1 person
    o
    aram ko nonoy na daing topic
    pero ako napapaisip
    kung ano an maray na itigsik
    sa arog tang may mga trip?
    Wednesday at 05:52 • 1 personlikes this.
    o
    Tigsik maragsik nag ririsik risik
    Managum manamit mahaldat malanit.
    Wednesday at 05:59 • 1 personlikes this.
    o
    Tigsik ko an ginigibong pa tago,
    kan mag-ilusyon nangurapot garo tuko’
    siisay sainda an tolos maduko’?
    Tinitigsik ko an rumansa kan mga Agta,
    …Maski sa mga sanga ginigibo, nakurapot sana,
    Sagkod na mabari kun nagkikiwig-kiwig na.
    Wednesday at 06:01 •
    o
    bravo!!!:) mga amtibayon man kamo…
    Wednesday at 14:31 •
    o
    an tigsik ni praning…ma…….
    Wednesday at 23:17 •
    o
    ano na iyan n tirigsikan na yan..gari daing magkairisipan????
    Wednesday at 23:54 •
    o
    Mheng, kaya ngani nagtitirigsikan tabi ta dakolon na nanag-kakairisipan, biyong nagsusurupay. 🙂
    Yesterday at 02:29 • 1 person
    o
    tigsik tigsik
    ano ang naiisip
    maski ano ang trip
    dai lingawan su’logon ang brip
    Yesterday at 02:31 •

     Just like the renga, the solo tigsik continues to be written around and are just about the same in form and essence, but somehow, it leaves me with the impression that the implications of a participative and collaborative Tirigsikan, will bring us to a closer experience of how our forefathers had it during their severely drunk and merry poetic times.

     A live and personal Tirigsikan has yet to happen within our rounds at present, (and I mean outside of the four-corners of the literature class!) but warming up the walls of the Bikolano literary circle on Facebook, Jim Borlagdan of Kun Bikolano Ka, Mag-Bikol Ka, Praning’s Korner Taga Legazpi, Franco Sangreo of LitraTulâ are rounds of Tirigsikan with contributions from other poets and enthusiasts.

“Tigsik kita…” – An Paki-Agyatan ni Manoy Jim Borlagdan Makipag-Tigsikan sa Dahon ni Franco Sangreo

Franco Coralde Sangreo Yesterday at 07:15 

Ano an naitanom ko ngunyan? Mabuhay kaya ini dawa magadan an kinaban?

  •           o
    tigsik kita manoy?
    Yesterday at 07:25 •
    o
    payt..
    Yesterday at 07:29 •
    o
    ano ngayang tema?
    Yesterday at 07:33 •
    o
    manungod satung kulturang bikolnon, punan ko na:
    Tinigsik ko’ng parasurat
    sa Bikol gulping maurag
    siging tirigsik magdamlag
    …kinaugma luluya ta puyat
    Yesterday at 07:37 •
    o
    tigsik ko an parasurat
    hutok nangangarawat
    sabi ko nang bakong rabat
    dipisil baga mang-arat
    Yesterday at 07:40 •
    o
    Tinigsik ko an pagsurat
    pantais kapwa parasurat
    magtarangka o maghalat
    masurat maski sisay mag agyat
    Yesterday at 07:47 •
    o
    Tigsik ko ining Bikolnon
    dakulon an tataramon
    oyaon digdi an gayon
    kun satuyang atamanon
    Yesterday at 07:57 •
    o
    Tigsik ko an parasurat
    tuod sa paghalat
    kun nuarin mawaltak
    an liday hali sa alak
    Yesterday at 07:57 •
    o
    Bikolnon tigsikon ko
    tigsikon ko ki tudo
    ta ogma an daghan ko
    na danay ini sa tawo
    Yesterday at 07:59 •
    o
    tigsik taka pading franco
    parasurat uragon daing salto
    ta an bilang kan linya sarakto
    Yesterday at 08:01 • 1 person
    o
    Tigsik ko ining mata ko
    kaya gayud suminakto
    an mga bilang sa linya ko
    buta’ng wala muklat to-o
    Yesterday at 08:06 •
    o
    tigsik ko mga sakto mong linya
    pwedeng sa mata pero garo sa talinga
    an hulog kan tataramon pinalitada
    dai lamang makikigkig an maaging rida
    Yesterday at 08:08 •
    o
    tigsik ko an satong tigsikan
    kaipuhan ko na magpaaram
    nag-aapod na an higdaan
    kaipuhan pang mangaturugan
    Yesterday at 08:18 • 1 person
    o
    Tinigsik ta ka pading Jim
    pigmawot ta kang mahiling
    alagad habo ko an gin
    sa harampangan ugaring
    Yesterday at 08:19 •
    o
    Tinigsik ko an orasan
    iyo, matanga na palan
    an satuyang Kagurangan
    kairiba sa higdaan.
    …mabalos pading JIM…sa tigsikan ta
    Yesterday at 08:23 •
    o
    mabalos man padi, nabugak su hutok ko. muya ko burubanggi arog kaito. 🙂
    15 hours ago •

This is just perhaps the first three rounds of Tirigsikan online, I hope that there will be more to come, because there is so much more to know and learn about this form of poetry, the Tigsik.

You probably had fun reading the posts, so just think how much more it would be if you could utter your own responses and take part in the tigsikan? I think that would be a lot more fun!

The renewed interest of us Bikolanos in this traditional endeavor, if can be sustained through collective efforts, will not only strengthen and encourage literary productivity and cultural scholarship in the region, but will also bring forth more people into the circle to contribute to the current efforts of perpetuating the Bikol language and provide support and continuum to the long heralded and often heard-about new renaissance of Bicol literature and arts.

THE COOLEST THING PERHAPS ABOUT THE “AGYATAN”??
THE TIRIGSIKAN SA FB COMMUNITY
WAS BORN AND CAME TO LIFE!
 Note: Bicol is generally accepted as the spelling of the name of the region, thus Bicolano refers to the people who live or whose roots originate from the place. Bikol is used to refer to the language and a Bikolano is someone who utters the language.
Read more about the TIGSIK via Bicol Wikipedia.
Some information can also be found at Tigsik Bicol.

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