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BOOKS

Posted in Poetry (English), Quotes - English with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2017 by Kanya Puspokusumo

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“We are books. Most people will judge us on our covers.
Some people will read us just to kill their time, not to understand the content.
Some people will read us until the end of page, but then throw us away; to be forgotten in the dusty box.
Only few people will keep us as treasure, appreciate every character every word every story, and love us with their souls with no time limit.
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Kanya Puspokusumo, 2017
-Japanese and Korean medical/health book translator/editor-

THAT NIGHT, AT ANDONG STATION

Posted in Poetry (English), Quotes - English with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2017 by Kanya Puspokusumo

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I was waiting for
the last train to my home,
But it never came.
The night was cold,
Even though the winter had not come yet.
No one there.
Nothing there,
But the cold tracks
And the silent platform.
The air refused to speak to me,
Even to say “sshh” through the wind.
I was completely alone.
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I wished you had been there
standing before me
and warmed my heart
with the fire of your love.
So, I could throw the handful of tears into that fire
And let go away all the sadness.
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But I was completely alone.
No one there.
Nothing there,
But the cold tracks
And the silent platform.
And the air also refused to speak to me,
Even to say “sshh” through the wind…
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KANYA PUSPOKUSUMO
2017
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***Andong is a city in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. It is about 200 km from Seoul.
It is known as the most Korean place in Korea, and the “Capital City of Korean Spiritual Culture”, with many aspects of the Korean traditional cultures throughout the past 2,000 years.
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Picture:
“THE MASK”
by Kanya Puspokusumo
Instagram @kanya_digipainting

Art Gallery: http://kanyadevi.deviantart.com

Inspired by The Mask Festival in Andong City, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.

THE WORLD IN MY HEART

Posted in Poetry (English) with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2017 by Kanya Puspokusumo

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There was a time
when I blocked my face
with two palms,
only to avoid seeing the world.
But the two palms can only block
the world in my eyes,
not the world in my heart.
The world in my heart
is always too big
to be blocked by the palms.
Especially when there is you in it.
You…
smiling and offering the love
that reminds me
to the most delicious
Korean persimmons
in Autumn season.
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(Now I start to feel that without you,
Seoul is nothing but an empty city,
and the world is nothing but an empty place).
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-Kanya Puspokusumo-
https://doeniadevi.wordpress.com

PERFECT MOMENT

Posted in Poetry (English), Quotes - English with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2017 by Kanya Puspokusumo

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“People talk about how to create the best picture with the perfect timing, perfect lighting, etc.
But, I believe that everything is always perfect in its moment. So, when a beautiful moment suddenly appears in front of me, I don’t wait. I don’t care about the perfect lighting either.
I just capture it, and let my memory keeps it forever. That’s all.” .
-Kanya Puspokusumo-

THE ROAD TO SEONAM TEMPLE

Posted in Kanya's Quotes, Poetry (English), Quotes - English with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2017 by Kanya Puspokusumo

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(A poetry to Baek Won Jo)
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It was autumn
a year before now 
everything started to fall
but the maple foliage
still there, on the cliff…
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I walked on the stepping stones,
along the river,
with the beautiful scenes of nature
that lead me to the gate
of Seonam Temple
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You, next to me
pointing out the river
and said to me
with the cheerful voice and smile,
“Look! The water is so clear.
Oh! I wish we were the salmons,
so we can swim together
along the clear river,
and let the Lord Buddha in the temple
bless our journey
till the end of time…”
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Well, we are not salmons.
We will never be.
But I have the same hope
and dream with you…
May the Lord
bless every of our journey
in the limitless time and space…
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And let the journey
to Seonam Temple
be the most beautiful memory
and the unforgettable moment
of our souls.
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July 29, 2017
-KANYA PUSPOKUSUMO-
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**Seonam Temple, or Seonamsa, is a Korean Buddhist temple on the eastern slope at the west end of Mount Jogye Provincial Park, within the northern Seungjumyeon District of the city of Suncheon, Jeollanamdo Province, South Korea.
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Picture: “The Temple” by Kanya Puspokusumo
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More painting by Kanya Puspokusumo on Art Gallery:
http://kanyadevi.deviantart.com

 

 

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