Little Tiara

Posted in Uncategorized by littletiara on September 8, 2009

I love reading poem, I have to say, short ones, and the ones about love (great, I’m a total romance sucker). My favorite would be Baudelaire with his desperately dark poems and Khalil gibran, his words are just so strong, (and it’s kind of wonderful how I can read and enjoy their long poems) and there’s Sapardi Djoko Damono from Indonesia which poem, from the very first time I read it, had successfully made me smitten. This poem, is actually quite famous, at least amongst Indonesians.

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Aku Ingin

Aku ingin mencintaimu dengan sederhana
dengan kata yang tak sempat diucapkan
kayu kepada api yang menjadikannya abu

Aku ingin mencintaimu dengan sederhana
dengan isyarat yang tak sempat disampaikan
awan kepada hujan yang menjadikannya tiada

I know, I know… don’t worry girls, I’ve found the English translation, lol

I want

I want to love you simply
In words not spoken;
Tinder to the flame which transforms it to ash

I want to love you simply
In signs not expressed;
Clouds to the rain which make them evanesce

[Sapardi Djoko Damono]

isn’t it beautiful? I am always amazed at the words they (the poets) choose to make it something so deep and meaningful.

p.s. Anyone other than me notice my posts lately are… kind of too sentimental? lol. I think I need to have a love-related daily blog. hmm…

don’t forget to join the competition!

uggy

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