Singapore Book Launch Update for INDONESIA AND NOT: POEMS AND OTHERWISE.

Singapore Writers Festival Book launch:  INDONESIA AND NOT: POEMS AND OTHERWISE: Anecdotes Scattered Author: Max Lane DATE / TIME: 6 Nov, Sun 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM VENUE:  The Arts House, Gallery II, Singapore This is a collection of poetry, prose pieces and short stories inspired by the experiences of Max Lane, translator of Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s Buru […]

Sajak rindu saat tidak serius

MEMORI LIDAH YANG KANGEN Nasi Kerawang Uap harum mengawang Nasi Rajawali Kepingin makan berkali-kali Kuning menyungai lekat ke piring Telor mata sapi diatas nasi goreng Sambal terasi pendamping emping Tambah kopi tubruk harus minum bareng-bareng. Bandung Sambal segar dari oeloek dimakan berlahapan Bandung Dipendam dengan lalapan. Gulai tak pedas tapi mengikat lezat Kambing santan cabe […]

Poem: Becak Driver

Calf muscles bulging, hard, straight Wheels peddles backbone straining great One whole family seated under the roof His foot on the peddle whirling, or is it a hoof?   The grimace while he bargains The sad smile as he counts his gains The laughter as they smoke kretek together Men, poverty’s burden to the peddle […]