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Habang Wala Pa Sila: Mga Tula ng Pag-ibig

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  1,057 ratings  ·  105 reviews
"Sa wakas, andito na at naka-imprenta ang mga tula ng pinaka-astig na spoken word artist ng Pinas sa kasalukuyan. Astig hindi dahil sya ang pinaka-sikat, kundi dahil sa pagiging tula ng kayang mga tula. Bagaman sinasabi na magkaibang form ang spoken poetry at ang tula na nakalimbag sa papel, nananatiling tula ang mga tula ni Juan Miguel Severo binibigkas man ito o binabasa ...more
Paperback, First Edition, 105 pages
Published March 2016 by ABS-CBN Publishing, Inc.
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Beverlyn Anne eh di kung paano binabasa ung ibang poems...nasa sa iyo nman iyan kung gusto mo simpleng basa lang or with feelings eh.
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Mar 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
It took only one video to make me love this guy. It was a spoken word Poetry uploaded by Word Anonymous. He performed Ito na ang huling tula na isusulat ko para sayo and I was in awe because he delivered it with so much passion, I can feel every word cut deep in my heart and sure I'm not the only one who noticed because he became a hit in the Philippine social media.

This book is a collection of his spoken word poetry, I love this book and his poems but I like it even more when he's perform
Apr 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Newton's Third Law of Motion will never be the same again. ...more
Isa Lazo
Mar 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-life
I never truly appreciated poetry in my country, in my language. I've always been closed to Filipino media and literature, mainly because I don't find it that interesting. However, just recently, I stumbled upon one of the hyped up "teleserye" or tv drama show called "On The Wings of Love." This show, believe me, gave me a massive slump. I didn't expect to like it at all but I did and one of the segments this show had was slam poetry, in my language of course.

When the guy performed for the first
Pam's Shenanigans
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of slam poetry and/or poetry in general
I have an undying love for poetry and one of my favorite forms is Slam poetry. Reading it is very, VERY different from actually watching (or just hearing) the poet spill the words from his/her mouth. I specifically love watching emotional and depressing slam poems which is why when I came across Juan Miguel's videos on Youtube whenever he performs at Sev's cafe, I was just blown away.

The poems here in his first book are compilations of the poems he already performed. Nung binabasa ko yung mga t
Bibliophilic Richard
Hats off to Juan Miguel. I'm speechless. ...more
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own, local, poetry
i'm not really sure how to rate poetry books, i mean. . . this is the first one that i've read. but i'm guessing good poems should make you feel something. and for someone who has never been ~*in love*~ (falling for fictional beings excluded) and never experienced first-hand break-ups, my heart managed to contract a few times while reading the poems. and by a few times i mean a hundred billion times. look, I CANNOT RELATE to what the author has gone through but boy, there were lines that really ...more
Warlou Joyce Antonio
Mar 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-read, poetry
Oh wow, that was good.

It has been a long time since I last read poems in Filipino and this book reminds me why I should.

Juan Miguel’s collection of poems made me miss reading writings in my native language. I wanted to write my thoughts on it right after finishing lest I forget the sentiments that his poems evoked. There’s just something delicate and gripping about his style and language use that render the pieces so personal and delightful to read.

Maybe I’m just biased since I’ve watched seve
Jul 03, 2016 rated it it was ok
Para sa akin,
Ang isang tula
Ay hindi akma
Na ikuwento
Na hindi puno
Ng metapora.

Para sa akin,
Parang tuluyan,
Tula na walang
Tugma, taludtod
Ay kulang, bitin.

Maihatid man
Ng mga tula
Ang mga luha
At onting ngiti,
Ah, walang dating.

Ito ay sa'kin,
At akin lamang,
Kung anong iyo,
Ay sa'yo din lang.

Normal man
o hindi:
ng "hugot".)

Some I quite liked, some did not convey.

In a sense, a poem, in my opinion, must possess a dramatic structure (yes, not prose, but poetry) or something that holds all the
Mar 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2016
A friend of mine posted about this book. I got curious and asked if it is nice. All he said was that he thinks I'd like it, knowing that I love Lang Leav's work so much. I also saw a post on Facebook with one of the poems in this book which I find very, very witty. I couldn't resist; I got the book last Friday night and read it the following day.

It is bloody brilliant. It is heartbreaking, gut-wrenching, and beautiful. Each poem is filled with emotion. The poems hit you deep, more if you read it
Eunice Moral
Mar 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Will try to make a coherent review.
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars! I personally love Isang Bulalakaw and Ang Ikatlong Batas ng Pagkilos Ayon kay Newton. But, it left me hanging!!! I want more!!! Second book please!
Kathleen Lazaro
Apr 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: borrowed
right in the feels (naniniwala ako and corregidor)
Aug 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
It only took me one video to make me fall for his words. I admit that I'm not a fan of poetry. I usually go with the usual books like the young adult and high fantasy stories. But when I found out that the guy in the Youtube video doing some poetry slam (Yes! Just like on CoHo's book Slammed) would be releasing a collection of his poetry, I told myself that I. NEED. TO. HAVE. A. COPY. OF. HIS. BOOK! And to my frustration, it took me almost a month just to find a copy of it. The reason? It's alwa ...more
Klaryss Jane Molina
Sep 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
To be honest, I never really did appreciate my country's literature. I always lean back towards foreign books because their books have more of a sense of "freedom".

So I was walking around a bookstore, and I saw this. I bought the book bevause I liked the cover and non of the availble books back then kindled my interest. So I bought the book, went jome and read it in one sitting.

While reading it, it felt really intimate. In a way it made me feel a bunch of thibgs that i haven't experienced in a w
Beverlyn Anne
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
Most of all his poem are so deep especially when you have internalize every words that he wants to say. I have loved the way how he wrote it with a heart. I can rate this with 10 stars which is for me the perfect score he does really deserved because for me 5 stars was not enough for this book but I had no choice because there has only 5 stars in every review in every website such as here and on FB.:)
Christine Rosales
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you love reading simple yet fascinating poems as much as I do, you'll surely be in awe when you read this. This book is truly a game-changer for Filipino writers to level up their game. Every page has a different stories to tell, worth-reading over and over again. Kudos to Juan Miguel Severo, I'm a fan. ...more
Judy Grace Legaspi
Aug 31, 2018 rated it liked it
You can't possibly read Juan Miguel Severo's poems the way he would! I saw on Youtube how he read Ang Huling Tulang Isusulat Ko Para Sa'Yo, and this guy is amazing. You could feel the pain in his words, very millenial and contemporary, much more when he speaks these. There's less adherence to form and rules, and I think that represents our generation figuring out a style of its own. ...more
Jelyn Antoinette
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Juan Miguel Severo never fails to amaze me 😍
Bibliophilic Richard
Best read while listening over on YouTube :)
Jul 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
Wonderfully written, hits right in the feels. Highly recommended!
Erl Earl
Jul 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This compilation of tagalog poetry define his [Juan Miguel Severo] generation. I am loving every word and sentences.
Marien Tan
Sep 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
I've never been a fan of Filipino literature; never gave it a shot to be honest.

One night, a colleague of mine handed me the book and told me to give it a try. It has been sitting in my desk for two weeks after he lent it to me, staring at me day-after-day begging me to please, just read one paragraph. Please, you won't be disappointed.

On one of my client visit, I decided to take the book along with me, I had hours to spare after my visit so it's just going to be you and me. Looked for a coffee
Mar 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Been waiting for weeks (weeks!) just to get my hand on this book by the famous and phenomenal Juan Miguel Severo. It was on Facebook that I first learned about JMS- I was even ignoring the YouTube video! So stupid of me.

But then, after a few days of ignoring the video, I got curious on why it was trending. I clicked the vid and listened to him perform "Ang Huling Tula Na Isusulat Ko Para Sa'yo" and it really got into me. It felt like every spoken word with his emotions pouring out got under my
May 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
It only took me one video to make me fall for his words. I admit that I'm not a fan of poetry. I usually go with the usual books like the young adult and high fantasy stories. But when I found out that the guy in the Youtube video doing some poetry slam (Yes! Just like on CoHo's book Slammed) would be releasing a collection of his poetry, I told myself that I. NEED. TO. HAVE. A. COPY. OF. HIS. BOOK! And to my frustration, it took me almost a month just to find a copy of it. The reason? It's ...more
Victor Kim de Luna
Apr 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This book is a blast.

I can't imagine that this book moved my stoned heart in a melodious rhythm of being in love and at the same time being broken. First things first, I'm not a huge fan of poetry here in the PH but I did challenged myself to read this book. Yes! It's a thin book and I can almost read it in one sitting but I let myself not to do it. Luckily it was a good idea. Because the more you read this book page by page, word per word that includes with so much FEELS by the author, I j
Maria Ella
In the midst of the comparison of him as a poet with Lang Leav, these collections of poems capture the bittersweet feels of being alone, or rather, being left alone. There are poems that seems better if spoken, and there are poems that are better read with the eyes.

Personally, I liked this collection than Lang Leav's. Maybe because I have heard him speaking one of his works once, and his timbre captures the #Hugot that we look beneath the words. I haven't heard Lang Leav recites her poem... may
Apr 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
#Hugot is what Juan Miguel Severo is known for. True enough, this collection resonates the bittersweet feelings of "pag-ibig." Hindi mahirap maka-relate kasi may pinanggagalingan, may nakaraan, may kasalukuyan, may pinaghuhugutan... ang nakararami. Kung wala man talaga, meron pa rin, panigurado. Hindi ba?

2016 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge: Read a book outloud to someone else - 10/24 (What better book to complete this challenge than one made famous for the "Spoken Word poetry" genre. Read more
I don't usually read local books, but if it's something that intrigues me then I buy it! In this case, it's a poetry book by a local author.

Of course the language is in Filipino because I live in the Philippines. The way he writes is so eloquent and heartbreaking.

He focuses on heartbreak and love and chances and everything in between. There are some poems that I could relate to.

If you want to read a local poetry book, I suggest this one to my local friends. It will not disappoint.
Apr 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
An amazing read. The poems are really relatable especially if you're broken-hearted. You can just feel the emotion in every word and if you've watched him perform some of this (like me), you would read it under your breath and put in as much emotion as he does.

Seriously, this collection is amazing.
Dani Hers
May 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Kung tula at tula lang, no doubt, JMS is the one. I was actually a big fan. But I just lost my respect to him dahil sa mga pangdadaot niya sa mga nananahimik na kapwa manunula gaya ni Michael Faudet at Lang Leav. Everyone is entitled to his own opinion naman so I don't hold his opinions against him, but I used it to trace his ideals and humility, or the lack thereof. ...more
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