Imam Setiaji Ronoatmojo

Rookie - 10 Points (1 July 1960 / Cilacap (Indonesia))

Biography of Imam Setiaji Ronoatmojo

Imam Setiaji Ronoatmojo poet

Imam Setiaji Ronoatmojo was born in Cilacap (Indonesia) ,1 July 1960. He is a PhD graduated from Geophysics (ITB) who wrote poetry for a long time. His poems are scattered in many themes, such as silence, mortality, in-ability until discovery. He was also often invited to read his poem in some places in Indonesia.

Furthermore, his life is a poetry for him. Such as in thought of health, when a general check-up done many times, it had been many cases. But he said “I am happy, my body had been accepted by me as the poem from my beloved God”, and he said: 'God punished me with a quiet and love'.

Another poems flowing authentically, like his blood run through the mountains of his soul. He saw Ki Ageng in wet-soes gift from his wife in his poem. There was no poetry that came so quickly like that and others also created when he fixed a leaking hose with his wife. And then for him a poetry is not an egoistic words to be understood, but the poem must be an awareness raised from mind and soul.

He is also the founder of “Kayubakar Penyair Institute”.

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Kucing (Indonesian)

Bisa saja kau katakan rinduku ini sia-sia
Hidup ya hanya sekedar hidup
Tak perlu ada cinta di sana
Kerja keras menunaikan kemauan
Dan selesai ibarat keheningan
Tak ada janji pertemuan
Lalu untuk apa dimaknai
Hidup sendiri bermakna pilihan
Tak ada janji untuk cinta

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