A Prayer for My Country

A Prayer for My Country


Today, 17 August 2012, Indonesia celebrates the Independence Day, so I wrote a poem, “A Prayer for My Country”. Merdeka! :-) * * O my Lord, My prayer is simple. * Let the water and the soil, the air, and the fruit of   my country be sweet, my Lord.   *   Let the homeless … Continue reading

I Can Pour Light Into A Cup

I Can Pour Light Into A Cup


* * * Before you close your eyes I would like to whisper you A holy secret  * I can pour light into a cup to make you a sweet brew.  * Never think it is miraculous, for it is mere an act of love  * And that is precisely because Love is God’s precious … Continue reading

The Energy of Love

The Energy of Love


* * * “Dad, when is the first most important time in our life, in our history?” “Oh, you mean the history of humankind?” “Yes.” “It’s when we were able to discover fire. The history of humankind started to change when our ancestors were able to discover fire.” “Oh.” “Hmm.” “But now modern humans are … Continue reading

A Fleeting Moment of Surprise

A Fleeting Moment of Surprise


* * * Sweetheart, Come closer. Sit next to me. * I will tell you a secret That they don’t tell you in temples, Recite in mosques, Or whisper in churches.  * This morning I had a fleeting moment of surprise! * When I finished my morning prayer God kissed me on the cheek.  * … Continue reading

Words and Tears

Words and Tears


* * “Words are tears  that have been sculpted with sorrows; and tears are words that need to be shed. We need both tears and words, because without them happiness loses its brilliance and grief is endless.” -Subhan Zein

Like This

Like This


 * * * If anyone asks you how the perfect satisfaction of all our sexual wanting will look, lift your face and say, Like this. * When someone mentions the gracefulness of the night sky, climb up on the roof and dance and say, Like this. * If anyone wants to know what ‘spirit’ is, … Continue reading

Kopiko

Kopiko


* * * Sentot welcomed the students who had just entered the room with a smile. He then held a Kopiko package and offered them the candies. “Thank you,” said Namh Vuong who took two Kopikos from the package. “No worries”, Sentot replied while offering Kopiko to the student sitting next to Namh, Abdullah. “Thanks, … Continue reading