Ahmad Shiddiqi

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

A Blissful Wish

(dedicated to Mr. Thomas Adès, a great conductor and composer)

What make you
So sad and pale
My little fellow?

What make you
So strange and empty
My little fellow?

What make you
So static and fear
My little dear?

What make you
So anguish and lonely
My little dear?

Do you have
Just a little wish
To share with us?

Do you have
Just a mere wish
To tell to us?

Do you have
Just a last wish
To spend with us?

Do you have
Just a common wish
To give to us?

O unique Cordoba!
Let my little fellow
Spread a wish

O bright London!
Let my little fellow
Speak a wish

O beautiful Medina!
Let my little dear
Whisper a wish

O nicely Tokyo!
Let my little dear
Make a wish

A blissful wish
For the humanity
To share love

A blissful wish
For the world
To tell the truth

A blissful wish
For the children
To spend comfortable time

A blissful wish
For the justice
To give peace

O fellow sons!
Spread your unique charms
To all corners of the globe

O fellow daughters!
Speak your words brightly
To all hearts of men

O dear brothers!
Whisper your lovely verses
To all souls of nature

O dear sisters!
Make your nicely gifts
To all feelings of civilization

(inspired by Sir Edward Elgar’s The Sanguine Fan)

Submitted: Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Edited: Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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Comments about this poem (A Blissful Wish by Ahmad Shiddiqi )

  • Veteran Poet - 3,181 Points Walterrean Salley (8/13/2012 12:38:00 AM)

    Simple, yet profound. All are quite blissful wishes. Let us all strive to fulfill. Beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 791 Points Antonio Liao (9/19/2010 11:08:00 PM)

    a beautiful tears wish a beautiful tomorrow...a wishful whisper of worship to the everlasting soul.....only the heart can smell the perfume of the soul...God bless and lead to the lasting home...God bless (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,375 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (8/29/2010 5:39:00 AM)

    Yes, a blissful wish is very needed to the earth now to save the human civilization before an dark ending. Well-written appeal to humanity. Thank you for your sleepless journey to attain a blissful dawn.

    pranab (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chulsoo Kim (8/9/2010 10:12:00 PM)

    The color of sky is getting blue and deep and you join your heart to a light from there. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michael Brock (5/6/2010 6:58:00 AM)

    Beautifully written, good word usage and imagery. I read it twice and enjoy it very much. Good feeling and a passion.

    Thank you for sharing
    Michael (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Baidurya Mukherjee (4/2/2010 11:09:00 AM)

    the loveliness of the poem lies in its simplicity..... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Moonbee Canady (10/31/2009 5:02:00 PM)

    Simply Lovely, A Nice Poetical Flow... Liked Very Much... MoonBee (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jkav New Rising (10/30/2009 9:25:00 PM)

    nicely written ahmad a flurry of words too keep you thinking good work (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Abdul Athani (9/23/2009 12:03:00 AM)

    a very beautiful poem 10++++ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Rachel Ann Butler (9/22/2009 10:59:00 AM)

    A blissful wish
    For the justice
    To give peace

    Rachel Ann Butler (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 26,677 Points Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (9/16/2009 11:52:00 PM)

    O dear brothers!
    Whisper your lovely verses
    To all souls of nature

    O dear sisters!
    Make your nicely gifts
    To all feelings of civilization.................ideal wish for mankind.. vry good write...10

    read mine what if tomorrow...what happenes.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mubeen Sadhika (9/9/2009 7:10:00 AM)

    Nicely composed. Well written poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 333 Points Almedia Knight-Oliver (8/24/2009 9:04:00 AM)

    You composed and conducted this poem 'A blissful Wish' that sings to all civilization.It deserves a 10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 277 Points Ruth Walters (5/21/2009 2:55:00 PM)

    My wish is for you to keep writing like this....

    Ruthy: -D (Report) Reply

  • Rookie surya . (5/13/2009 3:24:00 AM)

    only great poets whose thoughts yearn for human welfare speak thus. wonderfull.posted 10
    surya (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 312 Points Indira Renganathan (3/29/2009 5:13:00 AM)

    What an exclaiming acclamation throughout....well done poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Cordell Rich (3/23/2009 10:27:00 AM)

    I though this was a solid poem. Very well structured and I liked it.
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    Also I would like to invite you to http: //www.coffeeconnectionpoets.com/ there are no popups and its nice. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nithya Raghavan (2/19/2009 5:42:00 AM)

    it was a lovely, moving poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Dr. Ram Sharma (2/18/2009 11:14:00 AM)

    a greatb poem full of imagery (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 619 Points Louis Rams (2/10/2009 4:11:00 PM)

    a great read and write, and a nice dedication (Report) Reply

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