Biography of Ave Lilik
' Poetry for me is like the air. What is amazing to me is that when I express myself in my poems, others also breathe different feelings, even life into them. This tendency of poetry to change people’s lives forever simply through a pen, pad and a few choice words is an overwhelming reality for me.'
Lilik grew up as a farmer's daughter and has spent most of her life in Batu, a small farming town in East Java-Indonesia. She loves traveling, writing and reading poems.
As a local English instructor -teaching English as Foreign Language- she has students varied from children, teenagers to adults around East Java. She is also a free-lance interpreter. At the moment, she is again at another stop in her journey- struggling to answer life's never-ending questions.
Ave Lilik Poems
Happiness to gain Happiness to win Will happiness be in vain
Bedazzled Was I
Bedazzled was I- with your eye Bedazzled were you- with my view?
Let It Snow
Everything just seems to be insignificant right now- All that really matters
My First Pretzels
My first pretzels on an air vessel My mind I shuffle but it's as a dumble-
Love is No Tenses
Love is no tenses: it is not time-bound, it has no rules, it is not functional;
If we walk some miles
If we walk some miles will it be sufficient to put little smiles on the face of some children?
Ripple in the Pond
You've dripped a water in my secret pond the effects ripple too hard to ignore
'Come Near Me My Child'
'Come near me my child', the old Ocean whispered to me, and I fell -swimming greedily- in its embrace.
It must not be true that we are seeking perpetual happiness.
When we are young and the trees are green Summer's all around sun is our deputy
Divine Olive Oil
As a bottle of divine olive oil to a warm Italian loaf you complete me- Just the bread will do
These Trees Older Than Me
These trees older than me which seen a lot like me They whisper our sigh but a sigh is a sigh-
Oh Unthinkable Tomorrow
Oh unthinkable tomorrow How do I address thee: Dearly- But thee is never close to me?
Hi Foxy Lady
Hi foxy lady, How are thee? Where will reside thee? It's so breezy,
As a Sweet Bee
As a sweet bee
you keep spooning honey
to a desolate me-
Sweet as I become
I still want your arm
to keep me in your charm-
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