‘Quatrain About a Pot’ oleh Anita Rachman

Jakarta-based journalist Anita Rachman sent us her rendition of Indonesian essayist and poet Goenawan Mohamad’s Quatrain About a Pot (1973).

On a nameless pot
I see your face again
My eyes are not that dim, it seems
for seeing what is absent

What is the worth of this clay, anyway

save for part illusion?
something most likely to break
and for us to make eternal

Follow her on Twitter @AnitaHerself, she’s cool. And funny, too.

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