Kerana Kesunyian

(Ini adalah fragmen dari akhir-kata yang saya sedang usahakan untuk buku puisi sulung saya yang bakal diterbitkan nanti pada masa-masa yang terdekat ini, jika diizinkan Tuhan.) *** Seperti kata Borges, ‘Penyair itu tidak akan pernah merasa lelah (berkarya).’, Kerana apa? Kerana kesunyiannya. Dan kerana kesunyian itu, si penyair tak akan bisa menemukan masa rehat; walau […]

The Poet vs The Philosopher

The poet presents the imagination with images from life and human characters and situations, sets them all in motion and leaves it to the beholder to let these images take his thoughts as far as his mental powers will permit. That is why he is able to engage men of the most differing capabilities, indeed […]

A Mere Shadow-Play on the Wall

Newspapers are the second hand of history. This hand, however, is usually not only of inferior metal to the other two hands, it also seldom works properly. The so-called ‘leading articles’ in them are the chorus to the drama of current events. Exaggeration in every sense is as essential to newspaper writing as it is […]