A cherry bud
Shivering alone in its stem
- where are you, spring?
Sebuah kuncup sakura
Menggigil sendirian di tangkainya
- dimana kau, musim semi?
One of my haiku was included in a haiku anthology, recently published to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Meguro International Haiku Circle. The book comprised of haikus selected from the lists of haiku introduced at monthly workshops held by Meguro International Haiku Circle between July 2004 - June 2009. Thank you. It’s an honour for me to be included.
a silent shivering night
inside cardboard shelters
- joy to the world?
menggigil di malam yang kudus
di dalam rumah-rumah kardus
- bersukacitakah dunia?
This is a radio feature I did for Radio Japan, NHK World combined with images I took during the making of this radio feature, Enjoy. Copyrights of this radio programme belongs to Radio Japan, NHK World.
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Melewati Sungai Suimon
Daun kesamak melambai
- dalam perjalanan melintasi samudara
Passing through Suimon River
Persimmon leaves wave
- on a journey across the ocean
Suimon o/ kuguri kaki no ha/ taikai e
(thank you to a friend for the Japanese translation)
kau bilang zaa zaa
aku bilang tik tik tik
- andai saja bicaraku seperti hujan
you say zaa zaa
I say pitter patter
- if only my words came like rain drops
berhenti, menatap langit pekat
disela gegas ratusan pejalan
sepi mengiris-iris jiwa
pausing to gaze at the thick dark sky
among hundreds of rushing commuter
loneliness cuts through the soul
- di langit seekor gagak terbahak
seizing the day
- up above a crow burst into laughter