Bukit Timur (1083)

Hujan mencuci Bukit Timur, bulan bersinar terang; Tadi orang kantoran bergegas, sekarang petani melenggang. Untuk apa khawatir tentang bongkah batu di pinggir jalan? Aku pukul dengan tongkatku, aku suka suaranya menggema. (Su Tung-p’o, dari Selected Poems of Su Tung-p’o, terjemahan Burton Watson, Copper Canyon Press 1994, hal. 104)

Untuk William Carlos Williams

Hartford, September 7/27 Halo Williams, Aku kembalikan cartolina postale di poste italiane da Rapallo-mu, ya. Terima kasih banyak. Tapi percayalah, signor, aku sibuk sesibuk Mussolini yang Agung. Aku bangun subuh, cukur jenggot, etc; jam enam aku senam; jam tujuh aku dipijat dan mandi; jam delapan aku coba makan pagi; jam setengah sembilan sampai setengah sepuluhContinue reading “Untuk William Carlos Williams”

Jakarta: Night

Sitor Situmorang   At the corner of Kebon Sirih and Thamrin I stopped. And looked up at the neon lights blinking on rooftops. Metropolis! I freeze under the streetlights. Beyond the traffic lights I think, therefore I am. This is Jakarta not Hong Kong or Lake Toba. I left all that on a boat oneContinue reading “Jakarta: Night”

Digital Video Festival

Jimi Multhazam   We are back To the future West of Jakarta! Make a U-ee Before Fatahillah To Glodok Raya! The National Film Centre The Kingdom of Movie Heaven Hollywood, Bollywood Cannes, Tehran Let’s go crazy! Digital Video Festival We don’t wanna wait in line Please, no more extra butter On our overpriced popcorns GimmeContinue reading “Digital Video Festival”

Disco Emergency

Jimi Multhazam   Double discman. AA batteries Active speakers. Modern life Green mixing desk. Second-hand Lighting rig. 17th of August We dance Disco Disco Emergency! Disco Mozilla and CD-Rs A cramped bedsit 3×4 A school corridor late at night Art openings we nearly miss We dance Disco Disco Emergency! Disco No house music hey naContinue reading “Disco Emergency”