Treasure Island

Ahmad Shiddiqi

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

Ballade d'amour

(dedicated to Mr. Krystian Zimerman, a great pianist)

a rich ethnographic
a vaulted ceiling
ornate windows
carved glasses

colorful lace
floral patterns
folk embroidery
priceless codices

lyrical and dramatic
narrative qualities

wh ite stones
wooden benches
decorated frescoes
an exquisite mansion

a chateau in your heart
soaring longing voice
conquer the anger
no more sadness

a love come true
hillside vineyards
melodious memories
excellent wines for lovers

(inspired by Pierre-Auguste Renoir's In the Garden)

Submitted: Friday, January 09, 2009
Edited: Friday, January 09, 2009

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  • Ruerd Visser (1/22/2009 10:26:00 AM)

    Let us hope we al live to see a love come true!

    Thanksgreetings from Sneek

    The Boomfriend (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (1/18/2009 1:32:00 AM)

    Last two stanzas correctly describe the beauty of your verses and the playing of the pianist...congratulations for your overwhelming appreciation...great (Report) Reply

  • C T Heart (1/17/2009 8:56:00 AM)

    a ballad of love, a song from the heart, a poem written to celebrate the greatest of one in the art of music, in concerto...

    a chateau in your heart
    soaring longing voice---beautiful words to describe and paint the pianist magic to your wonderful life....10 (Report) Reply

  • Fay Slimm (1/17/2009 12:06:00 AM)

    Your descriptive images are second to none Ahmad and the inspirational words conjour the muic from ether for me.......... thank you......Fay.. (Report) Reply

  • Carol Rhodes (1/16/2009 8:01:00 PM)

    A journey into our hearts/minds, yes, you have that special gift to delight and educate us. This time, Ahmad, I went on a luxurious vacation and enjoyed the scenic wonders surrounding the elegant estate. What a picture you painted! Living in wine country as I do, here in Sonoma and Napa Counties, north of San Francisco, I may have had a mental and emotional advantage. I truly connected with the images you so brilliantly created. Carol (Report) Reply

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