Treasure Island

Ahmad Shiddiqi

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

Élégie pour les papillons

(dedicated to Mr. Lang Lang, a gifted pianist)

an elegy
an adagio

dreary battlefield
muffled bells

a thundering

up and fall of
human spirits
battle trumpets
the sudden call

deep, somber
funeral march
modulates into
stunning melody

dismal sense of hope
heroic march

a vigorous cascades
powerful, emphatic
a sudden drop
into quiet

no more lip service
no more arrogant
no more promise
no more speech

(inspired by Max Ernst's The Eye of Silence)

Submitted: Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Edited: Saturday, February 07, 2009

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  • Carol Rhodes (2/9/2009 7:47:00 PM)

    Ahmad, for a moment, as I finished reading, I thought you had written a farewell, an 'At Last You're Gone' tribute to the once so-called President George Bush of the United States of America. Music going from crashing thunder to a peaceful finale embellished with hope: another day, a new dawning. May it be so! Your poems are always a joy to read. Carol (Report) Reply

  • Sebastine Humaemo (2/9/2009 8:16:00 AM)

    sweet like never seen.....sounds like hearin a piano music while goin thr the lines.....10+++ sebastine (Report) Reply

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