Layang-layang

Wired Sky by Alf  Sukatmo. Vector Art.

Wired Sky by Alf Sukatmo. Vector Art.

Ibu..
Aku ingin menjadi layang-layang
Kemana arah angin aku kan terbang
Aku akan melihat langit luas membentang
Dan bila angin kencang
Aku akan makin anggun melayang
Ibu..
Janganlah terputus si benang
Karena hidupku akan hilang
Pergi menuju bintang
Atau jatuh bernasib malang
dan hancur diperebutkan orang

Ibu..
Aku ingin menjadi layang-layang

Tangerang Selatan, 25/03/2014

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16 thoughts on “Layang-layang

  1. Powerful image of the child unable to fly a kite in our overly wired world. I put the poem in google translate, and it was beautiful:

    Mother ..
    I want to be a kite
    Where the direction of the wind I fly right
    I’ll see the vast sky stretching
    And when the strong winds
    I will be more graceful drift
    Mother ..
    Do not cut off the thread
    Because my life will disappear
    Go to the Star
    Or fall ill-fated
    and destroyed the contested

    Mother ..
    I want to be a kite

      • Yes, I am sad to have to rely on google translate, that is why I put it up, so you could tell me if it was close. Was it written by you? Or did you make the art for it?

        • I did rely on google translated too, google do their best to help.
          Yes, i wrote the poem, we called it ‘sajak’ or ‘puisi’ in Indonesia. I did make the artwork too.

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