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