Ahmad Shiddiqi

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

New Days 2009

(dedicated to Mr. Michael Tilson Thomas, a brilliant conductor)

dew drops
shines like
a smiling mist
an intense red

sighing gestures
soothing voices
orange hues
rises above

low, calm
holy, tender
drowsy words
dreamy visions


poignant rhythm
of river's stream
the communal tone
make me no more alone

that brooding harmony
that meandering melody
lighten our all lovely memories
strengthen our all cheerful days

softly gleaming
in clear lake

tomorrow’s way will be plain
when we fathom the main
on a gray-white sail
sun flashing down

life could be so sweet
days grow brief with love
mighty music of the spheres
pervading all with currents bright

my soul, arise, arise
happy birds sing songs
in their blithe awakening
wooing spring wind speaks

when days have lengthened
blush upon the white roses
for in my heart a throne
awaits for you, my love

Happy New Year 2009!
May God Bless Us!
Have Nice Days!
Hand In Hands!

(inspired by Edvard Grieg's Morning Mood)

Submitted: Sunday, December 28, 2008
Edited: Monday, December 29, 2008

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  • Ben Gieske (1/18/2009 4:09:00 PM)

    Really a pleasure to read this poem. It touches a lot of the senses and flows very smoothly along from thought and image to thought and image. “dew drops shines like /a smiling mist /an intense red” is a great opener - such a beautiful picture. You also have a lot of movement and activity which makes it more interesting and picturesque (poignant rhythm /of river's stream;
    meandering melody lighten our all lovely memories; and sunshine /softly gleaming /splashing.
    You leave us with happy, pleasant, and hopeful thoughts. (Report) Reply

  • Chitra - (12/30/2008 11:05:00 PM)

    the poems sets stage for an upbeat and optimistic year
    filled with celestial cheer (Report) Reply

  • Min Sia (12/30/2008 5:11:00 AM)

    Great theme..very inspirational..and optimistic...

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful poem! ..Lovely..fine imagery! (Report) Reply

  • Maryam Khan (12/30/2008 3:46:00 AM)

    This is awesome, very inspiring to make 2009 a great new start instead of living through the past.
    thanks fo this.

    maryam (Report) Reply

  • Dr Hitesh Sheth (12/30/2008 12:48:00 AM)

    New days two thousand nine
    let hope everthing will be fine.............
    wonderful images.............
    simple beautiful poem (Report) Reply

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