Treasure Island

Ahmad Shiddiqi

(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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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    I though this was a solid poem. Very well structured and I liked it.
    I would like to invite you to visit my poetry blog. Simply for one reason. It has a map that adds a dot to it for every visitors location and you live in a place I have not reveived a visitor from. http: // The map is the last item on the page.

    Also I would like to invite you to http: // there are no popups and its nice. (Report) Reply

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