You keep them, Lumnay. He had stopped at the spring to drink and rest; and she had made him drink the cool mountain water from her coconut shell.
She would go to the dance. When she came to the mountain stream she crossed it carefully. Did not the men praise her supple body, and the women envy the way she stretched her hands like the wings of the mountain eagle now and then as she danced?
Let her be the first woman to complain, to denounce the unwritten rule that a man may take another woman. It pained him to leave. It is not right! She would be holding the bean flowers, soft in the texture, silken almost, but moist where the dew got into them, silver to look at, silver on the light blue, blooming whiteness, when the morning comes.
Seven harvests is just too long to wait. He stirred the fire. They will need help in the planting of the beans, in the pounding of the rice. With bare fingers he stirred the covered smoldering embers, and blew into the stove. The voice was a shudder. Those four years in high school were, according to Daguio, the most critical in his life.
The next day she would not be his any more. They both drank of the water then rested on the other bank before they made the final climb to the other side of the mountain.
Why did the unwritten law demand, anyway, that a man, to be a man, must have a child to come after him? We sort of prefer that all post on the same writer each time but we are not rigid on this. Awiyao was hers; nobody could take him away from her.
But her eyes looked away. Go back to the dance.May 05, · The wedding dance in the story is not only a symbol but the center or the focus because this dance seals the wedding, the marriage of Awiyao, in this case, to Madulimay.
3. Awiyao went back to his and Lumnay's house to personally invite her to go to his wedding dance.
The Wedding Dance by Amador Daguio is a story of husband and wife, Awiyao and Lumnay, who were married for seven years. Awiyao, the husband, has to go and marry another woman because Lumnay could not get pregnant.
May 05, · The wedding dance in the story is not only a symbol but the center or the focus because this dance seals the wedding, the marriage of Awiyao, in this case, to Madulimay. 3. Awiyao went back to his and Lumnay's house to personally invite her to go to his wedding dance.
The Wedding Dance. Amador T. Daguio SUMMARY Awiyao and Lumnay is a long married couple from the Mountain tribes. Awiyao is going to marry another woman, Madulimay, because/5(6). Feb 18, · Our third posting on a short story by an author from the Philippines will be on a writer from the Ilocos province, Amador Daguio.
Dagui was born in in the Ilocos province. His father was an officer in the national police of the agronumericus.com: The Reading Life. "The Wedding Dance" by Amador Daguio is a powerhouse of raw emotion for such a short story.
As the reader is drawn into the story of love and cultural reality, it jars with our contemporary view of .Download