Monday, July 16, 2012

Drawing the Universe


I'm taking a blog vacation, but before I go, here are some song lyrics for Music Monday:

Ati Bolong
composer: Ki Slamet Gundono
from Asmarandana by Rob Levit and Emiko Susilo
Only when our heart is empty can we receive the teaching of another.

Atine bolong
Atine kosong
Atine mlompong

Nang duwar ana lintang
Lintang lintang luku
Ana bocah, ana bocah
Bocah cilik, bocah cilik ngambar jagat

There is a hole in his heart
there is emptiness in his heart
there is nothing in his heart

There are stars above
the constellation of the plough
there is a child, there is a child
a little child, a little child
drawing the universe

He hooks (his dreams) on the stars
hangs them on the moon
forged by the sun
there is a child, there is a child
a little child, a little child
drawing the universe

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1 comment:

Myra Garces-Bacsal from GatheringBooks said...

Oh wow, sounds like a truly beautiful song. I love the lyrics. Here's to celebrating universes within us. Enjoy your blog vacation, Tabatha!