Ahmad Shiddiqi

Rookie - 6 Points (March 7,1974 / Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia)

At Bradstreet's Flower House - Poem by Ahmad Shiddiqi

in some deep sun-glowed leaves
with fresh air and bright colors
is it such a relief to play
at terrace every day?

with butterfly flies over
hiding in the orchid there
where spring wind blows
moving on narrow bushes

O jasmine! meet me
I kneel and love thee
if you were still
here for awhile

O rose! sing a song
echoing out of very long
do you wait for a honey bee
standing by a fountain lonely?

peacock comes in a casual way
read from paper at door and say
have we tried so hard to watch you
when wizened apples falling through?

in some high star-shone comets
with new nuance and tune that sparkle
is it such a romance to light a candle
at this very moment of ours?

(with great admiration to Anne Bradstreet's poems)


Comments about At Bradstreet's Flower House by Ahmad Shiddiqi

  • (5/15/2010 9:40:00 AM)


    oh that's very beautiful and romantic...that what i call the real poetry.you reminded me of the old english poets like keats and wordsworth! great job my friend
    thanks for sharing
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  • (5/3/2010 5:44:00 PM)


    Thyanks for the virtual stroll in through Bradstreet's Flower House. The images of the flowers were
    stiking leaving me awe struck, Thanks for sharing
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  • Prince Obed de la Cruz (5/3/2010 10:29:00 AM)


    what i see here is a poem of beauty... what i know here is a poet with great pen and ink. (Report) Reply

  • (5/2/2010 5:20:00 AM)


    I kneel and love thy poems cause they are such a delight! (Report) Reply

  • Matt Mooney (5/2/2010 1:51:00 AM)


    Ahmad, my visit to your garden was very pleasant and refreshing.A colorful poem with striking imagery.10(but the voting does not work for me) . (Report) Reply

  • (5/1/2010 8:05:00 PM)


    I enjoyed my journey with you through the flower house. A very fine poem. Lynn (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Poem Edited: Friday, April 16, 2010


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