Rizal authored his first poem, "Sa Aking Mga Kabata," when he was eight years old. The poem was composed in Tagalog, and its topic was "Love of One's Language."
It was not an easy task for a Filipino poet at that time to get his poems published. Therefore, Rizal's father had him write additional poems that were later included in booklets given out to clients of their business. These books were called "Pandaralan" (Diaries) because they contained notes about Rizal's experiences as a child.
Even though he was still young, Rizal showed an interest in literature and poetry. He enjoyed reading poems and stories told by his father before he went to bed at night. This inspired Rizal to write some poems of his own when he grew up.
In 1882, when Rizal was twelve years old, his family moved to San Francisco, California, where he lived for seven years. There, he took advanced courses at the San Francisco Academy of Science and Mechanics and attended English classes at the Washington School. It was while living in America that he wrote several more poems.
When Rizal returned to the Philippines in 1889, he tried his hand at different jobs including teacher, lawyer, and civil servant.
Sa Aking Mga Kababata. Johnisaiah Platino is the author. His mother instilled in him a passion of poetry from an early age. That is why, at the age of eight, he was able to compose his first Tagalog poetry. Furthermore, this is often regarded as one of Rizal's greatest poetry. The poem expresses the beauty of nature and the feeling of freedom.
Some say that it was when he was still a young boy that Rizal wrote this poem. However, some historians believe that it was not until much later in his life that he came up with it. Maybe after he gained more experience as a poet or after he traveled abroad, he decided to write about his own feelings in the form of poems.
Rizal's father was against him writing poems because he thought that it was not a good profession for a son who wanted to become somebody. But Rizal's mother didn't agree and used to tell her husband that poets are famous all over the world. This is why she encouraged her son to write many poems.
Some years after its publication, Rizal's father suddenly died. And just like his father, he also wanted Rizal to follow a lawful career. But Rizal didn't want to listen to his mother and continued writing poems. Eventually, she stopped talking to him altogether. She believed that he was no longer her son but rather a stranger who had turned his back on humanity.
Jose Rizal penned it when he was eight years old, in 1869. The poem was commonly taught in Philippine classrooms to highlight Rizal's early growth of patriotic aspirations. Dr.'s first poetry was composed in the form of a haiku. It was published while he was a student at St. Joseph College in Louisville, Kentucky.
Rizal's father wanted him to be an attorney but Rizal had other plans. He aspired to become a doctor and upon his return to the Philippines he completed medical school at the University of Santo Tomas. After working for a year in a hospital in Manila, he went back home and opened more hospitals there. In only three years, he saved over one thousand lives. However, this didn't satisfy him since many people were still suffering and needed help. So he moved to Europe where he spent the last years of his life learning about diseases law and health practices in different countries. At age 36, Rizal wrote "Mi último adiós" (My Last Good-bye) and set out on his journey back to the Philippines. On December 30, 1896, Jose Rizal was executed by hanging at the age of 47 in Pasay City, near Manila.
Writings and works Rizal generally wrote in Spanish, the lingua franca of the Spanish East Indies, although some of his letters (for example, Sa Mga Kababaihang Taga Malolos) were written in Tagalog. His writings have been translated into other languages, including Tagalog and English. Today, Filipino is considered his official language.
Rizal was born on April 20, 1861 in a wealthy family in San Francisco de Asis, now part of Manila. He had two brothers and one sister. He showed an early interest in writing and at the age of eleven he wrote his first poem. Three years later, when he went to school, he wrote more poems. In 1873, when Rizal was eight years old, his father was appointed governor-general of the Philippines after it was discovered that the previous governor was corrupt. The family then moved to Madrid, where Rizal's father worked as an accountant for the Spanish government.
In 1879, when Rizal was twelve years old, his father was transferred again, this time to Paris, where he worked as an economic adviser to the French government. Here Rizal attended high school and studied science and literature. In 1886, when he was seventeen years old, his father died suddenly while on a business trip to Germany. With no money coming in from his father's job, Rizal's mother had to go to work to support her four children.