Friday, September 28, 2012

Daybreak Midday

Encountered by Saturday with wild-eyed wandering
Picking up one in a million stars
To accompany you en route the weekend

The morning was good
The sun was bright
I began the day with washing some clothes
As always

I did my breakfast
When the road started roaring
It was a bit irritating
As the dust of mechanical life
Distracted my vision

So I got myself exiled
From crowds

It is time for mid day pray
People are marching on
With their ceremonial fashions

Still I'm making up my mind
Wonder how some parts still in a rush

Are they racing for the star
I have told you in the morning?
They're not supposed to do
in that way

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Halloween

Performed by Helloween
Music and Lyrics by Kai Hansen


Masquerade, masquerade,
Grab your mask and don't be late
Get out get out well disguised
Heat and fever in Ihe air tonight

Meet the others at the store,
Knock on other people's door
Trick or treat they have the choice
Little ghost's are makin'lotsa noise

But watch out . . beware -
Listen . . .take care

In the streets on Halloween
There's something going on
No way to escape the power unknown
In the streets on Halloween
The spirits will arise
Make your choice, it's hell or paradise
Ah - it's Halloween
Ah - it's Halloween..tonight!

Someone's sitting in a field,
Never giving yield
Sltting there with gleaming eyes
Waiting for big punpkin to arise
Bad luck if you get a stone
Like the good oId Charlie Brown
You think Linus could be right
The kids will say it's just a stupid lie

But watch out...beware -
Listen...take care

In the streets on Halloween
There's something going on
No way to escape the power unknown
In the streets on Halloween
The spirits will arise
Make your choice, it's hell or paradise
Ah - it's Halloween
Ah - it's Halloween..tonight!

Listen now- we are calling you...
And there's maglc in the air
Magic in the air... on Halloween

Black is the night full of fright
You'II be missing the day
What will be here very soon
Changing your way
A knock at your door
Is it real or is it a dream
On trembling legs you open the door
And you scream. . . . .on Halloween

Darkness
Where am I now
Is there anybody out there
What has happened
Am I in heaven
Or is it hell

I can see a Light comin'
It's comin' nearer
It's shining
It's shining so bright
It's shining on me

I am the one, doom 's in my hands
Now make your choice,
Redeemed or enslaved

I'll show you passion ang glory
He Is the snake
I'll give you power and abundance
He's the corrupter of man

Save me from the evil one
Give me strength to carry on
I will fight for all mankind's
Deliverance and peace of mind

But watch out...beware -
Listen...take care

In the streets on Halloween
There's something going on
No way to escape the power unknown
In the streets on Halloween
The spirits will arise
Make your choice, it's hell or paradise
Ah - it's Halloween
Ah - it's Halloween..tonight!

Yeah, It's Halloween
Yeah, it's Halloween. . .tonight

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Kelambu Hitam Kelabu

Di batu kali hitam kelabu
Di simpang ngarai sebuah udik
Sekawan ikan yang hilir mudik
Dalam aliran yang tembus pandang

Terik makin menghunjam,
dan laparpun kian merajam

Mengapa tetap hitam dan kelam
Memecah gelombang menjadi terbelah
Memberi nafas para insani
Bersenda gurau tertawa lepas

Di batu kali hitam kelabu
Setitik asa mengapung di genangan
Sebaris serapah urung tersurat
Mengusik kalbu yang tengah sesat

Friday, August 31, 2012

Easy Lover


Perfomer: Phil Collins, Philip Bailey
Songwriters: Phill Collins, Philip Baley, Nathan East


Genesis
www.philcollins.co.uk
Easy lover
She'll get a hold on you believe it
Like no other
Before you know it you'll be on your knees
She's an easy lover
She'll take your heart but you won't feel it
She's like no other
And I'm just trying to make you see

She's the kind of girl you dream of
Dream of keeping hold of
You'd better forget it
You'll never get it
She will play around and leave you
Leave you and deceive you
Better forget it
Oh you'll regret it

No you'll never change her, so leave it, leave it
Get out quick cos seeing is believing
It's the only way
You'll ever know

Easy lover
She'll get a hold on you believe it
Like no other
Before you know it you'll be on your knees
She's an easy lover
She'll take your heart but you won't feel it
She's like no other
And I'm just trying to make you see

You're the one that wants to hold her
Hold her and control her
You'd better forget it
You'll never get it
For she'll say there's no other
Till she finds another
Better forget it
Oh you'll regret it

And don't try to change her, just leave it, leave it
You're not the only one, ooh seeing is believing
It's the only way
You'll ever know, oh

No don't try to change her, just leave it, leave it
You're not the only one, ooh seeing is believing
It's the only way
You'll ever know, oh

She's an easy lover (she's a easy lover)
She'll get a hold on you believe it (get a hold on you)
(She's) like no other
Before you know it you'll be on your knees (you'll be down on your knees)
She's an easy lover
She'll take your heart but you won't feel it (you won't feel it)
She's like no other
And I'm just trying to make you see (trying to make you see)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

You're The Inspiration





Performer: Peter Cetera
Song writers: David Foster and Peter Cetera

You know our love was meant to be
The kind of love that lasts forever
And I need you here with me
From tonight until the end of time

You should know, everywhere I go
You're always on my mind, in my heart
In my soul

You're the meaning in my life
You're the inspiration

You bring feeling to my life
You're the inspiration
want to have you near me
I want to have you hear me sayin'
No one needs you more than I need you

And I know, yes I know that it's plain to see
We're so in love when we're together
And I know that I need you here with me
From tonight until the end of time

You should know, everywhere I go
Always on my mind, in my heart
In my soul


You're the meaning in my life
You're the inspiration
You bring feeling to my life
You're the inspiration
want to have you near me
I want to have you hear me sayin'
No one needs you more than I need you

You're the meaning in my life
You're the inspiration
You bring feeling to my life
You're the inspiration
want to have you near me
I want to have you hear me sayin'
No one needs you more than I need you


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Pangeran Matahari, Garuda Emas, dan Baling-baling


Elang berbulu keemasan tersebut menyendiri tepekur pada sebuah gundukan tanah rerumputan, di bawah pohon yang tidak begitu lebat daunnya. Napasnya terengah-engah, matanya sayu, dan bulu-bulunya kucel. Rupanya ia baru saja melakukan penerbangan jauh. Di depannya terdapat sebuah cerukan tanah berisi sedikit air. Sesekali ia membungkuk dan mengarahkan paruhnya ke dalam cerukan air tersebut. "glk-glk-glk..." Pada lehernya terlihat gerakan menelan air. Setelah itu ia kembali tepekur sambil memandang sekeliling, setengah melamun.

Beberapa saat kemudian Si Elang Emas dikejutkan oleh suara bergemuruh. Ia peka sekali rupanya mendengar suara-suara yang jaraknya jauh. Matanya memandang ke sumber suara tersebut. Ah, benar sekali, suara itu ternyata derap kaki-kaki kuda. Tampaklah rombongan orang mengendarai kuda. Dari pakaian yang mereka kenakan, sepertinya rombongan itu bukan orang biasa, melainkan orang-orang dari kerajaan. Mungkin ia bangsawan atau orang yang dekat dengan kerajaan.

Benar sekali rupanya dugaan Elang Emas. Berada di barisan depan sendiri adalah seorang pangeran. Ia dikawal oleh delapan orang hulubalang.

Menyaksikan seekor burung elang adalah hal yang biasa bagi rombongan berkuda tersebut. Tetapi, yang mereka jumpai saat ini adalah burung elang berbulu emas. "Huuup! Berhenti!," tiba-tiba sang pangeran yang memimpin rombongan tersebut memerintahkan para pengawalnya untuk berhenti. "Ah, indah sekali burung itu?! Bulunya emas!" Seru sang pangeran. Sontak, Si Elang Emas menjadi kaget dan berusaha untuk berdiri tegak. Pada sekujur tubuhnya keluar keringat dingin. Ia menggigil dan merinding ketakutan. "Am...ampun... Jangan bunuh saya!" demikian pinta Si Elang.

"Hei! Siapa yang akan membunuhmu, Elang Emas? Oh, itu... Mereka itu pengawalku. Perkenalkan, aku Pangeran Matahari. Kami sedang berburu, seperti biasa kami lakukan setiap pekan." Jelas Sang Pangeran kepada Si Elang Emas.

"Oh, saya kira kalian akan membunuh saya. Saya sangat ketakutan melihat panah-panah yang kalian bawa itu." Kata Si Elang.

"Hahaha. Tenang saja. Aku hanya tertarik melihat bulumu, Elang. Warnanya emas, berkilau. Ah, tetapi mengapa sayap-sayapmu kelihatan lunglai?" tanya Pangeran.

"Oh, saya baru saja menempuh perjalanan yang jauh, Pangeran. Saya lelah sekali sehingga aku beristirahat." jawab Si Elang Emas.

"Ehm, begitu ya? Biasanya kami berburu apa saja. Tetapi, melihat dirimu aku tertarik sekali. Kamu istimewa sekali, Elang." Kata Pangeran.

"Ah, biasa saja, Pangeran. Ini pemberian sejak lahir. Tetapi saya merasakan biasa saja, tidak ada yang istimewa pada diri saya, juga pada warna bulu saya. Semua warna itu sama, Pangeran. Masing-masing memiliki makna." Kata Si Elang.

"Hahaha. Ternyata selain bulumu indah, kamu pintar pula. Apakah dirimu haus? Lapar?" tanya Pangeran.

"Sesungguhnya iya. Saya sangat lapar dan haus," jawab Elang.

"Apakah engkau mau ikut aku ke tempat tinggal kami, Elang Emas?" pangeran bertanya lagi kepada Si Elang.

"Ke mana? Bukankah tempat tinggal Pangeran itu....", belum selesai Elang mengajukan pertanyaan, Pangeran segera menjawab, "Istana? Ya, memang tempat tinggalku di sana. Mengapa? Adakah yang salah dengan hal tersebut, Elang?"

"Ehm, tidak ada, Pangeran. Saya, saya hanya merasa tidak enak saja. Saya biasa tinggal di sela bebatuan, di atas pohon. Saya merasa tidak pantas ikut kalian." Jelas Si Elang.

"Ah, jangan engkau pikirkan itu, Elang. Mari....kubawa kau ke tempat kami. Semua orang pasti menyukaimu." Pangeran berusaha membujuk Elang agar ikut dengan rombongan ke istana.

"Bagaimana dengan Raja, Ratu, Pangeran? Apakah mereka tidak marah melihat keberadaan saya?" Elang Emas masih enggan untuk ikut serta.

"Jangan pikirkan itu. Ayahanda Raja dan ibunda Ratu pasti setuju."

Elang Emas akhirnya setuju dengan ajakan Pangeran Matahari. Setelah melanjutkan kegiatan berburu sebentar, kesembilan orang berkuda tersebut beranjak kembali ke istana sambil membawa serta Elang Emas.

... bersambung ke Seriyal ke-2 :)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Trouble Is A Friend

Performed by: Lenka

Trouble he will find you no matter where you go, oh oh
No matter if you're fast, no matter if you're slow, oh oh
The eye of the storm or the cry in the mourn, oh oh
You're fine for a while but you start to lose control

He's there in the dark, he's there in my heart
He waits in the wings, he's gotta play a part
Trouble is a friend, yeah trouble is a friend of mine, oh oh!

Trouble is a friend but trouble is a foe, oh oh
And no matter what I feed him he always seems to grow, oh oh
He sees what I see and he knows what I know, oh oh
So don't forget as you ease on down the road

He's there in the dark, he's there in my heart
He waits in the wings, he's gotta play a part
Trouble is a friend, yeah trouble is a friend of mine, oh oh
(From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/l/lenka-lyrics/trouble-is-a-friend-lyrics.html)

So don't be alarmed if he takes you by the arm
I won't let him win, but I'm a sucker for his charm
Trouble is a friend, yeah trouble is a friend of mine, oh oh!

Oh how I hate the way he makes me feel
And how I try to make him leave, I try
Oh oh, I try!

He's there in the dark, he's there in my heart
He waits in the wings, he's gotta play a part
Trouble is a friend, yeah trouble is a friend of mine, oh oh

So don't be alarmed if he takes you by the arm
I won't let him win, but I'm a sucker for his charm
Trouble is a friend, yeah trouble is a friend of mine, oh oh!
Ooo, oh ooo, ooo ahh

Super Tuesday di Sulanagar

Ki Gombloh Ijo adalah seorang tokoh yang sering dimintai nasihat oleh warga Desa Sulanagar jika warga mengalami masalah dan kesulitan. Suatu saat datang Gundul Cungkring dan Gembel Pambuko, dua orang tim sukses Calon Kepala Desa Sulanagar, Sabar Bromonilo. Mereka datang untuk meminta pertimbangan, atau setidaknya dorongan moril, perihal masalah mereka menghadapi debat Cakades yang terkenal dengan sebutan "Super Tuesday".

Ki Gombloh Ijo: "Apa gerangan angger berdua datang kemari?"

Gundul Cungkring: "Nganu, Ki. Kami minta petunjuk supaya dapat memenangkan debat "Super Tusday" mendatang, untuk memuluskan jalan memenangi Pilkades Sulanagar bulan depan, Ki."

Gembel Pambuko: "Iya, Ki. Sejauh ini jalan kami sangat mulus tanpa halangan. Nah, tiba pada Super Tuesday ini kami akan berdebat dengan pesaing terberat kami dari kampung sebelah. Mohon petunjuk supaya nanti berhasil, kemudian sukses dalam "Primary" untuk memuluskan jalan memenangi Pilkades bulan depan."

Ki Gombloh Ijo: "Ah, itu mudah. Tinggal siapkan ubo rampenya. Selebihnya nanti aku urus. Tapi aku minta dua orang dari tim sukses kalian untuk membawa piyandel selama debat berlangsung."

Gundul Cungkring: "Untuk apa, Ki? Kalau boleh tahu gitu, hihi."

Ki Gombloh Ijo: "Ya, mereka berdua kalian tugaskan untuk menelusup batas wilayah penting Cakades kampung sebelah. Tapi, mereka harus mau ambles bumi, atau istilahnya "nggangsir". Bagaimana?"

Gundul Cungkring: "Kiro-kiro sopo yo, Dik Gembel?"

Gembel Pambuko: "Ehm. Sak ngertine aku Kancil Prucil karo Atmojo Penangkep biso ngono. Piye, Mas Gun?"

Gundul Cungkring: "Nggih pun, Ki. Kami siap. Lalu, apa yang harus mereka lakukan selain ambles bumi?"

Ki Gombloh Ijo: "Mereka harus berguling-guling di pekarangan rumput di batas wilayah Cakades kampung sebelah. Sebelum menggulingkan badan mereka, orang pertama harus mengaitkan kakinya di sela-sela pagar tralis besi pekarangan; sedangkan orang kedua harus mengaitkan baju yang dikenakannya pada gagang pintu besi pekarangan tersebut."

Gembel Pambuko: "Oh gitu, Ki."

Ki Gombloh Ijo: "Iya. Selebihnya Gombloh Ijo yang ngatur. Akan ku bukakan pintu gerbang besi itu dengan kekuatanku. Nanti aku akan menggunakan aji-aji Dluwang Jene untuk mendobrak gerbang tersebut."

Gundul Cungkring: "Baiklah, Ki. Matur nuwun sanget. Ehm, ini sekedar oleh-oleh untuk Ki Gombloh Ijo."

Ki Gombloh Ijo: "Wah, terima kasih. Iki opo kiye? Kok gremet-gremet koyo sotho galeng ngene?"

Gembel Pambuko: "Oh, itu Krupuk Pastes, Ki. Makanan khas kampung kami, hehe."

Ki Gombloh Ijo: "Wah, yo wes tak icipane. Sudah, pokoknya beres. Super Tuesday akan menjadi milik Cakades kalian."

Benar juga, Ki Gombloh Ijo sangat berperan dalam Super Tuesday dan Cakades Sabar Bromonilo sukses dalam debat. Dalam pada itu Kancil Prucil bercurah hati kepada Gundul Cungkring,

Kancil Prucil: "Mas, Gun. Kok Ki Gombloh Ijo tahu aku harus bagaimana, ya?"

Gundul Cungkring: "Ah, ya dia kan punya doyo linuwih. Kok malah dirimu galau gitu to? Ono opo?"

Kancil Prucil: "Ora kok, Mas. Cuma...."

Gundul Cungkring: "Cuma opo? Sing jelas kuwi mau kabeh ora cuma-cuma lho, cekakak!"

Kancil Prucil: "Mas Gun mosok ora paham?"

Gundul Cungkring: "Iyo, aku paham to yaa. Bai-nde-wei, Lee Chong Wei, Bao Chunlai, wis lupakan. Kita nge-teh wae yuk ning Kucingan?"

Kancil Prucil: "Bao Chunlai kan wis pensiun wingi, Mas..."

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Kelinci Ucul

Songwriter: Ki Narto Sabdo

Ngubengi kutho sateruse,
ing ndeso ndeso

Mergo aku anggoleki sing tak tresnani,
kelinciku ucul

Lungo mengetan, Suroboyo,
terus nyang mBali,

Mengulon lungo nyang mBandung,
ora ketemu,
Terus aku nyang Jakarta,
jebul ora ketemu,
Adhuh kelinciku,
ojo mbletho aku,

Terus bali nyang Semarang,
kelinciku wus ono kandang
lan jebulane grusa grusu, keburu nepsu,
wekasane montang manting, ragade akeh,
aku dhewe kang kebanting

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Shower Me With Your Love

Performed by Surface

My heart is filled with so much love
And I need someone I can call my own
To fall in love--that's what ev'ryone's dreaming of
I hold this feeling oh so strong
Life is too short to live alone
Without someone to call my own
I will care for you, you will care for me
Our love will live forever

Shower me with your love
Shower me with the love that I long for
Shower me with your love
Shower me with the love I've been waiting for

I close my eyes and pray all my wishes come true
Ev'ry night I go to sleep
Until you're mine, I'll wait for you endlessly
Can't you see
Fairy tales, they do sometimes come true
If you believe, it could happen to you
Like the stars that shine way up in the sky
Our love will live forever

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Barcelona

Performed & Written by Fariz Roestam Moenaf

Gemerlap Pesta Kota
Seolah Getar Flamenco Mengalun Jiwa
Kududuk Terhanyut Nuansa
Di sudut Semarak Plaza Catalonia

Kala Sepasang Mata...
Menatapku Manja...
Mengajak Berdansa
Sapanya "Quiere Usted Bailar Conmigo?"

"Quiere Darme Su Direccion Senorita?"
Kuingin Kau Ajak Serta Malam Ini
"Como Se Pronucia Oh Juwita"
Ingin Kunyatakan Cinta Sepenuh Hati

Mungkin Esok Kukan Pergi
Tapi Kuberjanji
Pasti Diriku Kembali

Untuk Cinta Yang Tertinggal
Dijantung Barcelona

Peluklah Diriku Mesra... Dalam Cinta

Sebagai Pengikat Rindu
Akan Kukenang Slalu
Cintaku Di Barcelona
"Lo Siento Mucho Senorita"

Kuharus Meninggalkanmu Sejenak Waktu
Hapuslah Airmatamu Kini
Dua Hati Tlah Terpadu Satu Janji
Usaikan Cerita

Malam Yang Tersisa
Ku Tak Kuasa Lagi
Tuk Menunda Waktu
Hidupku Bersamamu

Kecuplah Diriku Kasih... Malam Ini
Angan Yang Tergoda Resah
Srasa Smakin Gelisah
Melupakan Fajar Tiba ...

"Hasta La Vista Mi Amor..." Penuh Cinta
Dihariku Kan Kembali
Kan Kuingatkan Janji

Cintamu Di Barcelona

Cintaku Di Barcelona ...
Barcelona ...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Gefunden

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Ich ging im Walde    
So für mich hin,    
Und nichts zu suchen,    
Das war mein Sinn.    
     
Im Schatten sah ich    
Ein Blümchen stehn,    
Wie Sterne leuchtend    
Wie Äuglein schön.    
     
Ich wollt es brechen,    
Da sagt' es fein:    
Soll ich zum Welken,    
Gebrochen sein?    
     
Ich grubs mit allen    
Den Würzeln aus,    
Zum Garten trug ichs    
Am hübschen Haus.    
     
Und pflanzt es wieder    
Am stillen Ort;    
Nun zweigt es immer    
Und blüht so fort.

Breath

Author: Georgi Bratanov

The sky inhales dusk
expires light.
Again and yet again...
Night and day take turns
Sky and dusk. Sky and light.
Time is round turning
and all constellations
chime over my soul as bells would
Again and yet again...

Where am I, who am I and why
My questions try
To reach the white egg of mystery,
To get into the living kernel of eternity
And to come back along the back route.
To me - me, white
As a Tibet snow-man,
More white, more blue, more rose, more green
And more infinite than susetless down.
The man in the clutches his soul
And weeps as God,
Thirsting for twin, for brother, for double

Georgi Bratanov lahir pada tahun 1944 di kota Yambol. Ia kuliah jurusan Jurnalisme di University "Sv. Kliment Ohridsky" Sofia. Setelah menyelesaikan studi, Bratanov bekerja sebagai editor-in-chief majalah "Zary" dan menjadi pembicara bagi Union of the Blind di Bulgaria. Georgi Bratanov memenangkan serangkaian kontes National Literary Prizes. Karyanya yang berbahasa Bulgaria telah diterjemahkan ke dalam bahasa Inggris, Prancis, Jerman, Spanyol, Rusia, Italia, Finlandia, Rumania dan Usbekh.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

You and I

I lose control because of you babe
I lose control when you look at me like this
There's something in your eyes that is saying tonight
I'm not a child anymore, life has opened the door
To a new exciting life


Performer: Scorpions

I lose control when I'm close to you babe
I lose control don't look at me like this
There's something in your eyes, is this love at first sight
Like a flower that grows, life just wants you to know
All the secrets of life

It's all written down in your lifelines
It's written down inside your heart

You and I just have a dream
To find our love a place, where we can hide away
You and I were just made
To love each other now, forever and a day

I lose control because of you babe
I lose control don't look at me like this
There's something in your eyes that is saying tonight
I'm so curious for more just like never before
In my innocent life

It's all written down in your lifelines
It's written down inside your heart

You and I just have a dream
To find our love a place, where we can hide away
You and I were just made
To love each other now, forever and a day

Time stands still when the days of innocence
Are falling for the night
I love you girl I always will
I swear I'm there for you
Till the day I die

You and I just have a dream
To find our love a place, where we can hide away
You and I were just made
To love each other now, forever and a day

Sunday, February 12, 2012

One Moment In Time

Performer: Whitney Houston

Seoul, Summer 1988... it was the first time I heard the song "One Moment in Time". The song was awesome and it did not take too long to fall in love with it. For I did not have no more than an orange-colored pocket AM/FM radio, I brought it everywhere to wait for the radio operator to tune the song in. It was the Olympic Games, which made the song so special because I am a sport lover. Indeed, the song was wonderful, and it is still so.

Each day I live
I want to be
A day to give
The best of me
I'm only one
But not alone
My finest day
Is yet unknown

I broke my heart
Fought every gain
To taste the sweet
I face the pain
I rise and fall
Yet through it all
This much remains

I want one moment in time
When I'm more than I thought I could be
When all of my dreams are a heartbeat away
And the answers are all up to me
Give me one moment in time
When I'm racing with destiny
Then in that one moment of time
I will feel
I will feel eternity

I've lived to be
The very best
I want it all
No time for less
I've laid the plans
Now lay the chance
Here in my hands

Give me one moment in time
When I'm more than I thought I could be
When all of my dreams are a heartbeat away
And the answers are all up to me
Give me one moment in time
When I'm racing with destiny
Then in that one moment of time
I will feel
I will feel eternity

You're a winner for a lifetime
If you seize that one moment in time
Make it shine

Give me one moment in time
When I'm more than I thought I could be
When all of my dreams are a heartbeat away
And the answers are all up to me
Give me one moment in time
When I'm racing with destiny
Then in that one moment of time
I will be
I will be
I will be free
I will be
I will be free

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Burnt, but Steel

it's gonna take hundreds of degrees at Fahrenheit readings
to collectively melt a structure made from heterogeneous matters
since iron, lead, copper, aluminum, bronze, gold, and silver
are different in melting points, chemically saying
but it's gonna take only seconds to break them down chaotically
the matters stronger may stand still, the weaker ones shall be taken down
the stronger ones shall be affected to some degrees
as they're basically a structure makers



of pluses and minuses of this colorful bound
they should have been blessed by its beholders
it's never easy to make the right, desired combination
it's, nevertheless, never easy to let it go down




the steel they are called eventually
where the very best efforts should be made to decompose them
as hard as the founders made any of those raw materials into one for generations
a more than head of stone to have it sustainable for lives
even when one generation leaves it behind
it will survive and welcome the other
it will keep the promise eventhough it's behind all lies



(Semarang, February 7th, 2012)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Hikayat Tiwa (1): Sejumput Garam di Belanga

Maharaja Tiwa yang gundah gulana duduk di atas singgasana Kerajaan Tiwa yang megah. Didampingi penasihatnya, Tuanku Serupa-emmet, tengah memperbincangkan tentang rencana seribu hari mendatang. Tuanku Serupa-emmet mungkin jarang nampak oleh penduduk Kerajaan Tiwa namun pastilah ia orang penting bagi Maharaja. Ia adalah salah satu tangan kanan Maharaja Tiwa. Dari masalah cucian yang belum dikembalikan oleh tukang cuci hingga masalah burung kesayangan, Kukilajene, yang sedang terluka sayapnya.

"Padahal aku sudah memberinya ajian Kitiran Gasal. Tapi mengapa ia tak kunjung bisa terbang?" Keluh Maharaja.

Tak jauh dari tempat Tuanku Serupa-emmet duduklah Pangeran Matahari. Ia juga memikirkan tentang patahnya sayap Kukilajene kesayangan ayahandanya.

"Benar ayahanda paduka. Ananda telah melatihnya dengan ajian Kitiran Gasal hingga tingkat 11. Apakah perlu ananda keluarkan ajian tingkat 14?" ujar Pangeran Matahari disertai pertanyaan.

"Jangan, ananda. Jika kau paksakan akibatnya bisa runyam. Bukan demikian Andika Serupa-emmet?" Cegah Maharaja seraya meminta masukan dari Tuanku Serupa-emmet.

"Hamba rasa demikian, paduka. Keadaan Kukilajene itu tidak memungkinkan untuk diberi ajian sampai tingkat tertinggi," jawab Tuanku Serupa-emmet.

Sejenak setelah perbincangan datanglah Panglima Bagus Aromakota.

"Izin menghadap, paduka. Hamba hendak mewartakan kabar penting," pinta Bagus Aromakota.

"Ya, bicaralah, Panglima," jawab Maharaja.

"Paduka tengah bergundah hati. Mohon petunjuk dari paduka," ungkap Panglima.

"Ah, apalagi yang terjadi?" tanya Maharaja keheran-heranan, "Cucian belum siap, burungku eh burung kesayanganku belum sembuh, sekarang....yah, teruskan, teruskanlah, panglima," perintah Maharaja Tiwa.

"Hamba sebagai pandega perbaikan pagupon Kukilajene merasa kekurangan paku, reng, dan atap," Panglima menjelaskan duduk persoalannya.

"Akh... Lantas bagaimana andika mengatasinya? Mengapa bisa kurang?" tanya Maharaja setengah tidak percaya.

"Anu, paduka... Para pekerja kekurangan garam dapur sehingga hamba terpaksa membelikannya garam dahulu untuk mereka sehingga sejenak terlupa akan paku, reng, dan atap itu. Mohon ampun, paduka yang mulia," Panglima Bagus Aromakota memaparkan alasan dengan rasa ketakutan, "Ini hamba juga bawakan garam untuk paduka," lanjutnya.

"Lantas, apa yang terjadi dengan penasihatmu, Gladiragaputra. Apakah dia juga kekurangan garam?" tanya Maharaja Tiwa.

"Ehm, sebenarnya tidak, paduka. Namun hamba juga berikan garam kepadanya," jawab Panglima tentang Penasihat Gladiragaputra.

"Ya sudah. Tapi harap selesaikan pagupon itu secepatnya sebelum acara penyambutan para raja seberang dalam Upacara Kridaloka Jalesveva," perintah Maharaja.

"Baiklah, paduka yang mulia. Hamba mohon restunya," Panglima Bagus Aromakota mohon diri.

Dua pekan berlalu, Kerajaan Tiwa mengirimkan pasukan menuju ke Kerajaan Bandejapaisha. Ekspedisi tersebut bertujuan untuk mengambil persembahan Pasir Akkar. Pasir yang terkenal liat dan mahal akan digunakan untuk membangun Aula Persemaian yang akan diresmikan pada Upacara Dasamukti.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Circle of fire

At the edge of almost every corner, today
cold water have become rare
in every single day human passes
boiling points have become easier to fare

Through decades of the discovery
particularly as the industrialisation begins
the roaring machines keep running out cooling systems
though innovations keep growing

Worms, ants, rats, and their underground fellows
emerge from beneath making crowds on the surface
they get annoyed as the earth is trembling
another crack another hole on another day

The heating electrifies the tools
and the tools dive closer and closer to the fire center
up and below collied noisily in a stressful manner
side to side bang each other in equal decibels

The crowds and the noises
the spoils of earth-born matters are the irony
cause their homes grieve in agony
again, in a stressful manner
when the heat becomes easier to be


(Semarang, February 3rd, 2012)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Awan berarak pagi itu

Photo source: www.citi-data.com

Dari arah Utara melangkah diterpa angin fajar
ketika lambaian dahan memanggil untuk mendekat
semakin mendekat ke cakrawala Selatan
segumpal awan tebal bergulung mengerikan

Inikah pagi yang kuharapkan?
jelasnya, mentari belum jua menyapa
kiranya ia sembunyi di balik gumpalan awan yang lain
ia seperti kedinginan seperti aku yang menggigil karena angin itu

Langkah malas harus ditempuh
atau cakrawala takkan terengkuh
terdorong tiupan yang makin kencang
kakipun bergetar berusaha tegar dan tak gentar


(Semarang, 24 Jan. 2012)

Bubble & Freedom

Neda Darzi (Photo credit: Masoud Soheili)
Guest poems: Neda Darzi

BUBBLE

Journey journey, a dream a mirage
A familiarity a separation
To be not to be, coming going, where to?
Floated the bubbles, any one to anywhere:
One to the north of the jungles
One to the south of the deserts
One to the east, one to the west
Light, liquid, limpid and discerning bubbles
Each one is a story, a pearl of secrets
Is there any ability to say?
Is there any hope to return?
One was attempted to the sea, one was joint to the melody of dew
One was burst by a jay

And one was returned as a clear mirror

FREEDOM

I was living in my own loneliness' desert
The sudden melody of the wind whispered smoothly:
Be flow, be free
To an ambiguous place, preplanned and bewildered,
Lost in space and place
The honored palms, a green root woods in the sea,
Eye veiled woman, blinds for beauties
It was a dream or reality?
Mercy, pity, peace and love unified us
We get together and revolted
Now we whisper to the wind:

Be flow, be free

Thursday, January 26, 2012

When it comes January

IIn the West is around the Winter
or after Christmas holidays
in the East some say
it will rain almost everyday
at the beginning of the year
all are hoping for brand new starts
through fires and ices
the whole year that has been past

It is for the sake of the old times
the January song is sung
after having all sweets and sours
the morning sun is greet by great expectations
it is like no other day to come
or to be better
than the first second
of the new year

I, you and everybody make a resolution
for better things
we all enjoy the last night
yet eventually the first one
and it will always be like that one in a year,
not once in a life time

The new day has begun but
will surely leave us memories
in whather they take
when another day begins to welcome us
as the world keeps turning around
and as the clock goes back to the zero start
only hoping the new thing which is surprising
though predetermined and predicted

(Semarang, 24.01.2012)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Performed by: Michael Kiske

As Mary in the morning
When through the sleepy haze
I see her lying there
Soft as the rain
That falls on summer flowers
Warm as the sunlight shining
On her golden hair

When I awake and see her there
So close beside me
I want to take her in my arms,
The ache is there so deep inside me

Nothing's quite as pretty
As Mary in the morning
Chasing the rainbow in her dreams
So far away

And when she turns to touch me
I kiss her face so softly
And then my Mary wakes
To love another day

And Mary's there in summer days
Or stormy weather
She doesn't care how right or wrong
The love we share,
We share together

Nothing's quite as pretty
As Mary in the evening
Kissed by the shades of night
And starlight in her hair
And as we walk,
I hold her close beside me
All our tomorrows for a lifetime
We will share

Sundown at Midnight

Performed by: Fariz Roestam Moenaf

The morning I left for Jakarta
There's not much words
That we could have say
Maybe it simple and we understand it
This could be the end of our days

Somehow we don't have our secrets
That we have to keep it private inside
Just an old memories
And became our stories
Please tell me if I did make it right

And I knew ... It sundown at midnight
The time when you wave me goodbye
It couldn't be right
I don't have to lie girl
Something between us
Close to be true i knew
It sundown in my heart


Walkin' myself to the airplane gate
I can not see your face
But I know you're there
I can feel my heartbeat
Down through your heart
It's like blaming me for doin' unfair

Missing you ... It sundown at midnight
I know how hard I should try
Can you tell me why ...
You left me the romance
Now that you know ...
I couldn't forget you

It sundown in my heart
Midnight in your heart
Sundown in your heart
Midnight in mine

Santa Fe

Performed by: Jon Bon Jovi

They say that no man is an island
And good things come to those who wait
the things are here or there just to remind me
every dog will have his day

The spirits they intoxicate me
I watched them infiltrate my soul
They try to say it's too late for me
Tell my guns I'm coming home

I swear I'm gonna live forever
Tell my maker he can wait
I'm riding somewhere south of heaven
Heading back to Santa Fe
It's judgment day in Santa Fe

Once I was promised absolution
There's only one solution for my sins
You gotta face your ghosts and know
With no illusions
That only one of you is going home again

And I blame this world for making
A good man evil
It's this world that can drive a
Good man mad
And it's this world that turns a killer
Into a hero
Well I blame this world for making
A good man bad

Now I ain't getting into heaven
If the devil has his way
I swear I'm gonna live forever
Heading back to Santa Fe
Got debts to pay in Santa Fe
It's judgment day in Santa Fe
( oh lord have mercy)
Solo

So I say a prayer
When I need it most
To the Father, Son
And the Holy Ghost
And I'll sign it from a sinner
With no name

When I meet my maker
Will he close the book
On the hearts I broke
And the lives I took
Will he walk away
'Cause my soul's
too late to save

Now I ain't getting into heaven
If the devil has his way
I swear I'm gonna live forever
Heading back to Santa Fe
I Got debts to pay in Santa Fe
It's judgment day in Santa Fe

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Please Don't Go Girl

Performed by: New Kids on the Block


We've been together for a long time, baby
Do you have to leave?
Please don't go girl
I just can't live without you
Please don't go girl
So listen to me... (Don't go, girl)
Please don't go girl
You would ruin my whole world
Tell me you'll stay
Never ever go away
I love you (I love you)
I guess I always will
Girl, you're my best friend
Girl, you're my love within
I just want you to know
That I will always love you
Ooh, baby

Tell me you'll stay
Never ever go away
I need you (I need you)
I guess I always will
Girl, you're my best friend
Girl, you're my love within
I just want you to know
That I will always love you
Ooh, baby

Monday, January 9, 2012

Bukit Berbunga

Penyanyi: Iyut Bing Slamet

Di bukit indah berbunga
kau mengajak aku kesana
memandang alam sekitarnya
karena senja telah tiba
mentari tenggelam
di gunung yang biru
langit merah berwarna sendu

Kita pun turun bersama
melintasi jalan setapak
tanganmu kau peluk di pundak
membawa aku melangkah
tak lupa kau petik
bunga warna ungu
lalu kau selipkan di rambutku

Bukit berbunga
bukit yang indah
di sana kita selalu datang berdua
memadu cinta
bukit berbunga
tempat yang indah
di sana kita selalu datang berdua
di bukit berbunga