Melankolis Kronis


Posted in DPS, poems by Melita Tarisa on August 18, 2008

Into the white, I go and wipe

Perish in sight, flaming inside

And tears, o dear,

lustfully crawl out of my heart.

Leave it be, my dear,

just hold me still before we restart.


Inch of trembling

Posted in Curhat!, poems by Melita Tarisa on August 15, 2008

I took an inch and peeked outside
the sturdy trees with their leaves swing side to side
flowery greenery, gleeful wind across the field
a glimpse of horizon with butterflies flying about
come, dance people rushing towards the reddish sun
inviting, not wanting to be left alone


I remember a line from my favorite movie*,
“Tell them the horizon is an imaginary line that recedes as you approach it.”
I did so, trembling.

* Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

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Itu saja

Posted in puisi, seharusnya-tidak by Melita Tarisa on August 11, 2008

Bolehkah padanya

kuminta sedikit tentang dirimu?

Satu yang ia benci,

itu saja!

Akan kusimpan,

kucinta bila perlu.

Notice to a Friend

Posted in Curhat! by Melita Tarisa on August 4, 2008

It is painfully incomprehensible how I can not find the courage to tell you

that I have differed myself from you.

I have no interest in living the life you pictured for me,

not even the idea of luxury.

Time to time, I have been questioning the boundaries you’ve made.

You talk like they are ours when I give such things nothing but disapproval.

I have respect for you, high enough to understand your idealism.

To even take notice of your materialism and struggle to mind that not.

You are realistic, one of the lovable things about you.

Had it occurred in your mind that life is measured not in currency, you’ll see the fallacy of reality.

In years to come,

I see you living the life you’ve always wanted. You are as happy as a child with his new found excitement.

I hope I am still in the picture though not the way you’ve arranged it

for I find agreement with you about the future only in the love we are bound to share.

Consider this my notice, my dear friend.