Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Ocean of Words

To A.A. Johanna

I have begun a long journey
to the ocean of words
where from Monday to Sunday
phrases come and go like boats.

The sharp bends in the road
are but a rainbow-like path
leading to a broad-based world,
where the mind is free from death.

And in the ocean of words
all languages are boats.
If we want an easy sailing,
never stop our boatbuilding!

A poem by Yohanes Manhitu
Yogyakarta, 16 May 2009

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