Ahmad Shiddiqi

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

A Lesson of Life (Listen)


(dedicated to Ms. Magdalena Kožená, a great mezzo-soprano)

listen to bees' playing
listen to rains' pouring
listen to dews' smiling
listen to bugs' dancing

listen to ants' walking
listen to eagles' flying
listen to roses' cheering
listen to doves' chanting

listen to stones' rolling
listen to grasses' swing
listen to leaves' shaking
listen to clouds' marching

listen to dogs' barking
listen to foxes' weeping
listen to tigers' moaning
listen to whales' screaming

listen to caves' echoing
listen to lakes' charming
listen to lagoons' seducing
listen to mountains' speech

listen to seas' waving
listen to rivers' floating
listen to shepherds' song
listen to zephyrs' whispering

listen to sun's shining
listen to moon's rising
listen to stars' sparkling
listen to rainbows' descending

listen to thunders' striking
listen to tornados' circling
listen to tsunamis' smashing
listen to earthquakes' crushing

listen to babies' crying
listen to mothers' caring
listen to lovers' laughing
listen to prayers' wishing

listen to sisters' greeting
listen to wives' parenting
listen to husbands' guiding
listen to brothers' welcoming

listen to doctors' healing
listen to friends' advising
listen to teachers' learning
listen to employees' working

listen more
than ask
listen more
than yell

listen more
than talk
listen more
than curse

listen more
than order
listen more
than rumor

listen more
than shout
listen more
than blame

listen more
than accuse
listen more
than complain

listen
to
our
soul

listen
to
our< br>heart

listen
to
our
dream

listen
to
our
nature

listen
to
our
feeling

enjoya ble life
with listen more
victorious love
with listen more

comfortable world
with listen more
glorious human being
with listen more

Submitted: Thursday, August 14, 2008
Edited: Friday, February 27, 2009

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