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Ahmad Shiddiqi

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

a huge tree


a huge tree
in its shade
a rider travels
for one hundred years
to cross it
he won't be able

Submitted: Friday, August 21, 2009

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  • Elaine Oxamendi Vicet (5/2/2010 6:37:00 AM)

    Sometimes we are held back by shadows from the past and they appear to be obstacles..but we must embrace the tree and not the shadow cast...then life and our perspective on life changes...an insightful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Nikunj Sharma (9/1/2009 1:20:00 AM)

    to travel under the shade, or be the tree itself

    that's the question, god please help....

    Ahmad bhai...this is indeed a deep poem, few words though, yet a world of wisdom in them.... (Report) Reply

  • surya . (8/28/2009 7:07:00 PM)

    a god poem, giving reality in life.but we shoul know that every one has limitations too. for the spider(rider?) it isnt necessary to cross it.
    voted10
    surya (Report) Reply

  • Kuji Soliman (8/28/2009 8:36:00 AM)

    this is a very nice one, i read it but attentivly and i tried to understand it and i did, i loved it! (Report) Reply

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