This is one of my favourite poems which I would like to share with everyone. Read this a few years back when I was a student. Actually, it's in the text for one of my courses, Poetry In English. I love reading poetry because it never fails to mesmerise me with the beautiful words of the poets.
The Other Love Song
he becomes a hopeless lover.
a poet is in love with words
and eventually the net of words
traps him from meaning.
the sea is an infatuating spread
the jungle a passionate net
but the sea will not confess its secret
the jungle will not confess its secret
and the self becomes
a summit of mystery.
all creation is a medium
to a recognition of the creator
yet how shall I write a poem of love
so that the medium
does not hide the purpose?
Original title : Puisi Cinta Yang Lain
Translated by : Muhammad Haji Salleh
Source : Zurinah Hassan, Keberangkatan, Kuala Lumpur:
Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 1985
*The photo was taken by me at Tanjung Batu Bintulu.