Ahmad Shiddiqi

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

2008 Olympic Games


(dedicated to people who love sports)

citius
altius
fortius

fastes t
highest
strongest

eight, eight, eight
Chinese culture
bring fortunate

Beijing, China
Bird's Nest Stadium
marvellous ceremony

fantastic fireworks
laser performances
80 countries' leaders

five Fuwa
dancing Beijing
one world, one dream

five interlocking rings
blue, black, yellow, red, green
America, Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe

sportivity
above
all

Submitted: Saturday, August 09, 2008

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  • Ruth Walters (5/21/2009 2:53:00 PM)

    Not strictly Haiku but very similar..... very well constructed poem this. Well done.

    Ruthy (Report) Reply

  • Subroto Chatterjee (5/2/2009 4:53:00 AM)

    Sportivity for everthing else too......Olympic spirits shouldn't play every four years in sports only, my friend. But for ever in EVERTHING (yea, sounds like the impossible dream) . But no harm in dreaming and trying...

    Cheers.
    SUbroto (Report) Reply

  • Ben Gieske (8/21/2008 7:37:00 AM)

    I did not see all of the Olympic opener, so I cannot appreciate all of your poem to the fullest. Not very sportive of me. I do like the ending:
    one world, one dream / five interlocking rings / blue, black, yellow, red, green / America, Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe
    This should appeal to everyone and is what the Olympics should be all about. (Report) Reply

  • Carol Rhodes (8/15/2008 12:26:00 PM)

    AHMAD, THE OPENING CEREMONIES WERE BEYOND BELIEF. ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE. ARE THEY THE SUPER-PEOPLE FROM OUTER SPACE? IT WAS SO EERIE AND MYSTICAL. THEIR PROFESSED CONSCIOUS CONNECTION TO NATURE/BEING IN THE PRESENT MAY EXPLAIN THEIR ABILITY TO PRODUCE MIND-BOGGLING PERFECTLY COORDINATED DISPLAYS. WOW AND DOUBLE WOW. THANK YOU FOR CAPTURING IT AND SHARING. CAROL HUGHES (RHODES) (Report) Reply

  • Maddy Macleod (8/12/2008 5:06:00 PM)

    my favorite time ever! the olympics
    i love this poem, a wonderful summary
    beautiful!
    -maddy (Report) Reply

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