Searching

Before I present my poem, let me start by explaining what prompted this piece. For most part of my day today, my heart and mind have been accompanied by songs from a new album that just came out today. It’s by DPR IAN (also known as Christian Yu), part of the Dream Perfect Regime (DPR)…

Hope and Fear

Think I’m losing it My longing, unbearable   Please don’t burn my dreams This life you offer, cold void How can I ever catch up The poem above uses a Tanka form. I’ve written Tanka poems before that follow 5/7/5/7/7 syllable structure, but I never paid attention to the one unique characteristics of a Tanka…

Self Image

Like an obedient kid where her shadow goes, she follows Or a drifted bee Where flower blooms, she bows But then on some days When came the whisper of haze and all effort to rein in anguish fails she let amok run its ruins D’Verse’s Quadrille #122 with the word Go.

Struggling to Find Inspiration

  I’m struggling with writing lately. As you can see, I’ve been trying to write regularly again in the past one week after being absent for many many months (maybe even a year). There has been an itch again to write that I felt a week ago. I want to write, but I don’t know…

Kelekatan Duniawiku

  Akhir-akhir ini aku banyak membaca tulisan-tulisan dari internet untuk membantu pemahaman diri. Ada satu artikel yang paling mengusikku dan membuat jari-jariku ingin menari lagi di atas laptop. Artikel itu mengenai non-attachment atau letting go, melepaskan kelekatan-kelekatan duniawi yang selama ini mengikat kita dalam bentuk keinginan-keinginan. Misalnya, keinginan untuk selalu sukses dan berhasil dalam pekerjaan,…

Mencari Sahabat

Bersahabat dengan waktu, mungkinkah itu? Entahlah. Akhir-akhir ini aku terus bergulat dengan topik ini. Apakah itu waktu yang terus mengejarku — setidaknya terasa seperti itu — atau apakah sebenarnya aku yang mengejar-ngejar waktu karena waktu sepertinya selalu berlari jauh lebih cepat di depan. Kenapa aku dan waktu tidak bisa berjalan bersama, selevel, seperti dua kawan…

Hai Kawan

  Gundah gelap warnamu, menyeringai tak karuan dari balik muka yang kusut bayanganmu, terlalu pekat bahkan – tak segelintir anginpun mau mengabari kedatanganmu bila kau ingin datang, tak ada yang bisa menahan seperti biasa, teriakan protesku tercekik oleh laraku sendiri terjebak dalam putaran hasrat yang tak kunjung usai dan akhirnya, di penghujung malam yang panjang,…

What is to Forget?

Image is titled “Remind.her to remember” by sophiaazhou from DeviantArt.com I responded to a writing prompt. It asked me to write two lists. The first list is about things that I want to forget. The second one is about things that I want to remember. Guess what, the results came back almost the same. In…

Thoughts on Vulnerability

I want to share and discuss a video that has inspired me. I saw this video a few months ago and this video blew me away. I found through TED on facebook and I knew back then that I have to share this video on this blog. Her message about vulnerability is excellent. Some messages…

A Solemn Reflection

For my gratitude note today, I wrote down an event that happened today and I felt a tug to share it here. Towards the end of my day, I spoke to one of my students. This female student has been having a rough time for the past few months. She had had an episode of…