Saturday, January 15, 2005

Reflections and Wishes in 2005

I wrote these lines below and sent them in my emails to all of my friends & colleagues, a week before 26 Dec 2004. Somehow, when I re-read this four verses poem, I thought it fits the world's post-tsunami situation; a reflection of the past, a wish for the future. I post them here, just as a reminder -- mainly to myself -- that it's time to sow seeds of new truth, to write a new story on the new page, to fill our days with love, hope and prayers..... yet without forgetting the ashes of our old truth, pictures of the yesterday, and lessons from what we left behind..

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The hourglass tilt to empty the final grains
Sifting our hopes in ebbing sands, impossibly holding back the past
Standing at the moment to forget, to create, to build high
To sow seeds of new truth to burgeon, where ashes of our old truths lie

Lebih dari tiga-ratus-hari telah berlalu dalam hidup
ratusan-ribu-jam jutaan-detik yang takkan kembali
mereka kan jadi cerita hidup yang terpatri pada sejarah
merangkai diri pada lembaran baru yang datang merebak

Na een storm kan je, nooit de bloesems terug
brengen aan de takken, hoe hard je het ook probeert
Het oude jaar versleten, het nieuwe jaar geboren
De bloesems komen terug met nieuwe hoop and liefde

Hiliwir angin nebak tiis, ngahudang lamunan
ngahariringkeun lagu anyar carita kahuripan
jajapkeun diri mapagkeun dunya ka taun dua-rebu-lima
halueang anyar pinuh ku du'a jeung pangharepan

*A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR*
*SELAMAT TAHUN BARU*
*GELUKIGG NIEUWJAAR*
*WILUJENG WARSA ENGGAL*
2 0 0 5

May the year of 2005 bring you closer to the real meaning of life..
mer, dc, dec 18th 2004

(note: and yes, the 26 Dec 2004' disaster just brought me closer to the real meaning of life...)

2 comments:

yulian firdaus said...

2005, 2010, 2004, 1980 dll semuanya terlalu banyak. Kita hanya punya 3, yaitu kemarin, hari ini dan besok.

Apa yang kita perbuat kemarin menjadi diri kita hari ini. Apa yang kita inginkan besok tergantung hari ini kita berbuat apa.

Seperti kata lirik lagunya Yes: Time and a Word, There's a time, and the time is now, and it's right for me.

merlyna lim said...

stuju bang jay... memang time is now... and it's just right for me. thanks.