Ahmad Shiddiqi

Rookie - 26 Points (March 7,1974 / Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia)

An Antique Script - Poem by Ahmad Shiddiqi

topaz tiger
runs thunderingly
grasps fallen star
so alluring so amazing

ruby snake
bows so low
touches dry dessert
so enchanting so exciting

turquoise eagle
descends eagerly
scratches moonlight
so enthralling so beguiling

jaded whale
swims deeply
searches for oasis
so mesmerizing so refreshing

West breeze blow suddenly
dance to Spring forest
can we join the blurry party
when our hearts so lonely?

East rain dropp fascinatingly
seduce Summer garden
can we join the shaded dinner
when our souls so sad?

South lightning ponder quickly
mock Autumn atoll
can we join the hidden feast
when our spirits so empty?

North earthquake shake badly
swallow Winter lake
can we join the secret gala
when our senses so broken?

(dedicated to a great poet at poemhunter, Eyan Desir)


Comments about An Antique Script by Ahmad Shiddiqi

  • (5/20/2009 11:54:00 AM)

    Well, this was very poetic
    I read this oven and over
    to understand this
    Wow thanks for
    the dedication........
    Poetic and sweet
    10
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  • (3/29/2009 3:52:00 AM)

    An extraordinary, enchanting poem rich with vivid and beautiful imagery - wonderful! (Report)Reply

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  • (3/25/2009 3:25:00 AM)

    Beautifully flowing and soulful indeed. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/17/2009 8:47:00 AM)

    Very desricptive and written with alot of flair...... very nicely done.... (Report)Reply

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  • (3/16/2009 8:30:00 PM)

    meaning escapes me... lost in translation.... or maybe i'm lacking in imagination? (Report)Reply

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  • (3/16/2009 5:22:00 PM)

    so descriptive and the imagery was amazing. i loved how you brought the seasons into this poem and questioning each if entree would be allowed if you weren't x, y, or z. thought it was cool. i'd give it a 15/10. thanks!

    ta ta

    -Every rose starts out as an ash-Ashes 2 Roses :)
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  • (3/16/2009 2:12:00 PM)

    Interesting work, very unique. Enjoyed it. Jim (Report)Reply

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  • (3/16/2009 11:13:00 AM)

    Spacious imagery in small words. Very nice writing. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/16/2009 9:04:00 AM)

    very creatve one, a pleasure to read it.Great (Report)Reply

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  • (3/16/2009 5:46:00 AM)

    Catches interesting pers[ectives of animals (Report)Reply

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  • Ency Bearis (3/16/2009 12:57:00 AM)

    a clever write..gems and animals..described well.. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/15/2009 1:20:00 PM)

    a very good realistic poem to read (Report)Reply

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  • (3/15/2009 12:22:00 PM)

    wow
    i luv it
    all ur poems are so awesome
    keep writing
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  • Ravi A (3/15/2009 11:59:00 AM)

    A nice poem but I could'nt connect the first 16 lines with the rest of the poem. Take care of Wren and Martin- Replace North, South, West and East with Norther, Southern...etc. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/15/2009 11:53:00 AM)

    So much sadness amongst so much beauty. Good discription but will the mystery be revealed. (Report)Reply

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  • Sebastine Humaemo (3/15/2009 9:47:00 AM)

    creative one dude...............liked t...........lines done with a perfect rhyme.........10+ sebastine (Report)Reply

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  • (3/15/2009 9:09:00 AM)

    You have done
    A good job
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  • (3/15/2009 7:43:00 AM)

    Its very good it reminds me of the rainforest! ! ! (Report)Reply

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  • (3/15/2009 7:14:00 AM)

    What a wonderfull way of seeing things!

    Thanksgreetings from Friesland

    Boomfriend Ruerd
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  • Indira Renganathan (3/15/2009 1:59:00 AM)

    The first four stanzas in their res[ective last lines carry my comments...a poem painted in colourful verses....a bewitching aesthetic...congratulations (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 14, 2009

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 16, 2009


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