Sep 7, 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.


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…

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  1. "i want to love you simply"
    that's so great. it's important to know what you want :)

  2. love the poem!
    hey! I haven't logged in for a long time, i miss this. it's been more than i week :)
    Thankyou for your comment!

  3. This is so you. Romantic, girly and sweet. I love it.

  4. beautiful poem. it's very dreamy and peaceful just like the picture you posted up to go along with it.

    hey i want to help with the ugg thing... but where do i enter my email add and name to them? or i just put the button in my site?

  5. I'm not big on poems, but I did read some pretty good ones back in college for our literature classes. This one's sweet and peaceful, as what Abby said. :)

  6. Tiara, you're soooo romantic it amazes me sometimes :D

  7. super cool blog . nice to find yours.
    it's nice to know you . hehe . by the way, please add my twitter . issyemargaretha . thanks :)


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