[TPR-0027] Florante's Lament by Francisco Balagtas

First published at 20:52 UTC on September 14th, 2022.

This Romantic period poem by Francisco Balgatas, was written while he was imprisoned—an incarceration due to the influence of his muse's admirer, Mariano Capule. In it, the speaker laments the destruction of his once beautiful country by its cu…

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