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Poem – “Good Morning, God!”

December 12, 2011 Poetry Travel & Living Abroad 0

GOOD MORNING, GOD!

By Rieke Diah Pitaloka

I open the window,
God greets me
“what do you want today?”
“God,” I said, “liberate all the oppressed souls”

God smiles through fragrance of roses

My parrot sings happily enjoying the smell
I open the cage
extend my hand inside
touch her
She looks at me in doubt
I nod my head
She flies to the blue sky

Good morning God

Thank you

Jakarta, 01.10.2001

Source: Renungan Kloset: Dari Cengkeh Sampai Utrecht (Jakarta: Gramedia Pustaka Utama, 2003)

http://www.seasite.niu.edu/trans/indonesian/Puisi-English.htm