Poetry

The Heaven

6/29/2016 09:59:00 PM
Dear Zeus,

Oh, the poor bird!
Staring blatantly on my neat face.
If only I knew it was you in disguise.
I'd spurned you without mercy.

Why, glance at your women, darling.
Don't forget to give them a wink.
How would you get my trust,
even after the diapason called me yours?

Seventh heaven, you say?
Take away your bolt and pseudo-love.
For all the love you will get,
is the one from your dearest sister.

Hera.

--Unlike Mythology: A Letter
Thought

The Pond

6/25/2016 12:38:00 AM
Narcissus was supposed to be in love with the pond. The pond is clear as crystal. It reflects every piece of things above the pond vividly. Every thought and emotion that Narcissus adores was reflected through it. Every splash that blurs Narcissus' imperfection was supposed to be praised. The calmness of the pond was supposed to be fond of. And time went by as Narcissus daydreaming of the reflection on the pond.

However, not so far beside Narcissus there is this river. The river is surrounded by pine trees that echoes Narcissus' voice. Narcissus came by and fell in love with the echo within the river, instead. You can't see beneath the river due to its foul and dark water, the reflection wasn't very clear either. The splash on the river is harsh that almost endangered Narcissus' life.

"It's exactly what I needed." Narcissus said.

The river may not be as flawless as the pond, not as brilliant as the pond, but the river can give what Narcissus wants and needs. Narcissus won’t be alone because there’s echo that accompany wherever Narcissus is in the river zone. The hype from avoiding the hazardous splash intrigued Narcissus. And the blurred reflection from the river can make Narcissus trying to improve.

Yet from across the pine trees Narcissus saw, that the river can be impeccably beautiful too.

—Unlike Mythology: Narcissus

Thought

Earth to Bella

6/17/2016 02:08:00 PM

The title is inspired by Incubus's song with the same name, which I've been currently hyped since last month. Earth to someone is an idiom means to getting back the attention of someone who has not been focus or concentrate like daydreaming or spacing out. As if one were on the earth, trying to contact someone in a spaceship. The implication is that the person being addressed is spacy. Then, earth to Bella means; Hello Bella, are you listening?

If it's a yes, then Bella have been snapped back to reality and listen or see what she should have been listened or seen an eternity ago. Because what she saw back then was just a shadow.

Like the allegory of the cave by Plato, people have been trapped from childhood in a dark cave. There was only fire there and walkway with a low wall, which behind it lies people with the other living things. They only saw what the shadow projected upon the cave wall in front of them. The sounds of the people talking echoed off the shadowed wall, and the people believed these sounds come from the shadows too. Until one of them freed from the cave and blinded by the blaze of the sun. Gradually he saw what the people, water, animal actually are, not just a shadow back then.

Sometimes I feel what I've seen only a shadow, sometimes not. It's also because I don't have the knowledge of a thing or two that makes me question it. And that motivated me to explore about everything in general, to get a glance of the real world, and to experience new things that will eventually have an essence. Like doing things that I've never done, learning new things every holiday, and listening more than just hearing. Because deep down one thing we all can agree: there's more the the world than meets the eye.