Ibnu Din Assingkiri

Rookie - -2 Points (Singkir Laut, Kedah, Malaysia)

Fettered By Your Cold - Poem by Ibnu Din Assingkiri

I saw you
with blunt eyes
what seems tiny to my eyes,
spreading your upset.
I often senile
to the priority
you lose heart
after chewing bitterness

I was fettered
by your cold
slumped in the corner of the eyes
extinct in the grander,
lost in silence.
your cold has axed,
my selfish shield.

I failed
because all of my anxiety
are the tombstones on your lips.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Translated from Ibnu Din Assingkiri's Malay Poem, 'Terpasung Dalam Dinginmu'

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 20, 2011

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 10, 2013

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