Ahmad Shiddiqi

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

Shimmering Water - Poem by Ahmad Shiddiqi

On the banks of River Rhine
Under the morning sun
And the blue sky shining
The gentle breeze rustled

Along the silvery water
Wooden boats sailed slowly
Accompanied by choir of bee
Which sounds melodious and sweet

The beautiful little flowers grow
Whiter than fur than snow
Full of smiles, looking at
Gold fishes that are playing

The wonderful rotating cloud
Which is the natural grace
Singing love songs in Spring
To the leaves are greenish

The yellow and red butterflies
Sigh shook majestically
Viewing wonders at
Water flowing

Under the shade of vine trees
Who is always shining joy
Always have cheerful dance with
The rhythm of the river water

Under the golden stone fountain
That herrings are gliding soaring
Engrossed race with the water flow
Kept mumbling and longed for freedom

Bouquet of lilies sways
Floating to the west bank
The shining frescoes never left
The goose that swims around

The cherry blossom
Filling the day with peace
Entertaining lonely grasshopper
With love poems of water

Petals of the dandelion bud sigh
As mysterious as the May rainbow
Reaching the vortex of flowing wave
Shimmering Water that never go again

(dedicated to a great pianist, Kotaro Fukuma)


Comments about Shimmering Water by Ahmad Shiddiqi

  • (1/8/2011 10:25:00 AM)


    Nature is indeed wonderful and you have eloquently placd the reader beside a river that brings hope and merges with life of all forms. A mental place of peace is the imagery that comes to mind as I read. (Report) Reply

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  • (9/6/2010 1:44:00 AM)


    Dear Ahmed you artiest, very lovely poem, i like it (Report) Reply

  • Matt Mooney (9/5/2010 12:42:00 PM)


    The poem flows on like the river, painting a peaceful picture.10. (Report) Reply

  • (9/4/2010 1:03:00 PM)


    I enjoy reading your poem very much.
    Your poem is beautiful.
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  • Gita Ashok (9/3/2010 1:25:00 AM)


    A fantastic and delightful read becuase of the lovely imagery that you have so generously entwined this composition with. Thanks for the invite to read. (Report) Reply

  • Michelle Freeman (9/2/2010 11:07:00 AM)


    Your poem reminded me of Japanese paintings and then I realised that you have dedicated it to a Japanese pianist. (Report) Reply

  • (9/2/2010 4:43:00 AM)


    A good piece.(Try 'Relection'.) Congratulations on your vast volume of work. (Report) Reply

  • (9/1/2010 11:56:00 PM)


    It is wonderful to look into your things which can be youself clearly and lucidly. (Report) Reply

  • (9/1/2010 10:23:00 PM)


    it's wonderful! (Report) Reply

  • (9/1/2010 9:29:00 PM)


    beautiful as always... (Report) Reply

  • Rajaram Ramachandran (9/1/2010 9:09:00 PM)


    The riverside scenes have been beautifully described in the poem. (Report) Reply

  • Prince Obed de la Cruz (5/6/2010 10:49:00 AM)


    I can't rate or comment to 'POESIA'... i can't understand them but this one I can... the clap of four hands in a single body is what I think this poem deserves... nice write! (Report) Reply

  • (5/4/2010 10:06:00 PM)


    It was a very nice poem. I liked the english, which was all I could understand. I wish you could translate it but it is your poem and it is unique. Congrats!
    *~Layla Stone~*
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Poem Edited: Monday, June 28, 2010


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