Ahmad Shiddiqi

Rookie (March 7,1974 / Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia)

10.10 - Poem by Ahmad Shiddiqi

(dedicated to Saint Cynosure, a poet friend at poemhunter)

Bread is dancing inside December
I think I know what I’m doing
Wet road is so dark, so dark
Cute children play hide and seek
Sweaty farmers dig very deep holes
Who’s wrong and who’s right?

(inspired by Deep Purple’s Perfect Strangers)


Comments about 10.10 by Ahmad Shiddiqi

  • Gold Star - 54,246 Points Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (11/9/2009 7:51:00 PM)

    Cute children play hide and seek
    Sweaty farmers dig very deep holes
    Who’s wrong and who’s right? /Almighty is only right in assertionand rest is lft to us to waitn translate into action... we may be rigvht or wrong... lovely piece....10

    read mine.... man proposed...... humblesubmission..prayer (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,750 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (9/21/2009 2:05:00 PM)

    I don't know.Niether do I know much about the pop group Deep Purple.I'll have to do a bit of research. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 663 Points Ruth Walters (5/21/2009 2:48:00 PM)

    They're all right in their own way perhaps? Each of us with different agenda's.
    I love short meaningful poems, well done.

    Ruthy (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Catrina Heart (5/9/2009 8:50:00 AM)

    Astounding imagery written.....nice deep thought provoking poem! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 5 Points Subroto Chatterjee (5/2/2009 4:55:00 AM)

    Search me....but I know that lotsa people have suffered trying to get at the answer.

    Cheers.
    Subroto (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Les Derbyshire (3/21/2009 12:08:00 PM)

    That was interesting! I shall return to read it again. I often find that thought-provoking poetry needs more than one reading. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie April Breeland (12/12/2008 4:41:00 PM)

    A thought provoker. Great Job (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Deepti Agarwal (12/4/2008 11:50:00 PM)

    Life's mystery unsolved always....

    just like which came first 'the seed or the tree'.. :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Katherine Ng Li Hoon (12/4/2008 7:55:00 PM)

    I guess that was how life could be so simple and efort free when we just enjoy it! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Egi David Perdana (11/30/2008 9:45:00 AM)

    wow this amazing mr. shiddiqi a short poems but very magnificent (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chitra - (11/29/2008 8:30:00 AM)

    enigmatic in tone, well executed (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 14 Points Ravi Sathasivam (11/29/2008 5:22:00 AM)

    You made saint cyosure happy
    A good poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Yasser Koor (11/25/2008 4:20:00 PM)

    oh it is great image
    the road, the children, the farms and everything i like it
    well done and good one (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 1 Points Colm Hayes (11/25/2008 12:42:00 PM)

    10 out of 10, I am stuned to silence as I read this, such crazy images and thoughts blended together to form a powerful idea (if I understood correctly) , I love it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 8 Points Anjali Sinha (11/25/2008 12:18:00 PM)

    wow saint cyosure will be happy
    nice poem
    regards anjali (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Juan Carlos Abeti (11/25/2008 8:33:00 AM)

    well thought and written, but i did not understand the name....great job (Report) Reply

  • Rookie life is all about happiness and peace (11/25/2008 7:23:00 AM)

    everything seems so hidden, , , , yt... a normal errand... a thoght provoking piece though (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,942 Points Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar (11/25/2008 7:11:00 AM)

    metaphor played in this poem is beyand my comprehension. the poem seem well thought and written (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sandra Fowler (11/25/2008 6:41:00 AM)

    A bit enigmatic. But the dark imagery carries the poem.

    Kind regards,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Sulaiman Mohd Yusof (11/25/2008 12:08:00 AM)

    10: 10 signifies what? The time you wrote this piece or any other? December is usually a very wet season and to say whos wrong or right.......let the climate do the works. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 24, 2008

Poem Edited: Friday, February 20, 2009


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