Orang yang datang dari negara barat susah nak faham cara memuji sultan. Kita disuruh sembah raja ke macamana?
Kawan-kawan, mari berjalan ke arah Ithaca bersama saya dengan puisi C.P. Cavafy dan A. Samad Said. [divider type=”thin”] [two_first] Rumah Kosong A. Samad Said Satu malam, gelisah, ibu Bertanya: bila nak kau Beli rumah? Pilu, tapi dengan Senyum, kujanji, dekat masanya – Setahun dua selewatnya. Tapi Sebulan kemudian ibu pergi, Terkilan melihat rumah… More Episode 6: Puisi dalam Terjemahan
Bin Gregory Productions has been adding value to the public internet with free and original content since 2002! But I can’t deny the need to keep up with the times. So I’m proud to launch the first ever BGP VLog for your viewing pleasure.
America has the Homeland, Germans the Fatherland, Russia the Motherland. Only the Malays have a Waterland. … More Tanah Air
Garam di laut, asam di darat Di dalam kuali bertemu juga — Limes* from dry land, salt from the sea In the pot may meet eventually After ten years, I’ll finally be returning to the motherland with my whole family. Five of my children have never set foot in the US before. Of all… More Di dalam kuali bertemu juga
Reduplication is the name linguists give to the doubling up of words. It doesn’t happen all that much in English, aside from making adjectives more intense, as in Star Wars (“Long long ago in a galaxy far far away”), or baby talk (dumdum, poopoo), or when apologizing to Miss Jackson (for ever-ever?). Bahasa Malaysia, on… More So nice I have to say it twice
Duet with M. Nasir & Al-Jawaher (1982) M. Nasir: My affairs are not yet settled Till I have found His Light All I desire on this journey Is that you send along the Fatihah for me
The Barzanji Mawlid, Manaqib Press 12 Rabi’ul Awwal has come and gone again. In the past, I’ve written about a famous book of poetry about the birth of Prophet Muhammad (s) called Mawlid Daiba’i. Actually the Mawlid poetry more widely read in Malaysia is Mawlid Barzanji, named after its composer, Imam Zayn al-`Abidin Ja`far ibn… More Mawlid Barzanji