Saturday, May 27, 2006

cluster of moments : SINGING WITH A FISH (3)

Because we (the fish & I) love singing, we sing.


[Room 1]

A photograph was stuck to the wall
displayed a rumple face of a girl
with dripping tears.

Cries of sorrow already
dispersed with the haze.

[Room 2]

Leaders are signing treaties
initiating peace for the human race
through a feast
and jubilant serenade.

[Room 3]

A poet is carving elegies
to be pasted on the tombstones
of the deceased.
And the perching birds
will be reciting the prayers.

[Room 4]

Roses are blooming.
Fragrance flooded the room
while the limply moths
were drowning.

by Darma Mohammad


Ummu Fatimah said...

Terima kasih krn melawat blog saya. Tak sangka blog akan dikunjungi oleh penulis berpengalaman yg telah menulis beribu-ribu puisi :). mdh2an saya dpt jadi seprolifik dan setabah en.darma dlm menulis.

ufukhati said...


Puan hendaklah terus menulis. Bagi saya menulis sangat perit, tetepi puas. Lagi pun, tidak berdosa menulis jika kita menulis berpandukan Surah Al Syuara Ayat 224,225,226 dan 227. (+ Ayat-ayat lain juga).
Jazakallahu khairan kathira.

iamnasra said...

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ufukhati said...

Thank you for your say. Next : Happy blogging.

Christine Klocek-Lim said...

I like the way you've split this poem into "rooms," each with a related but solitary image.

ufukhati said...

I'm pleased with your note and thank you. It is inspiring.

Rob Mackenzie said...

I like 3 and 4. A small suggestion - would you consider tightening the end of 3? e.g.

Perching birds
will recite the prayers

I also wonder if you need "of the deceased", as tombstones imply death anyway.

Great image though of the praying birds!

ufukhati said...

Thank you Rob. You are correct.