English landmines Sumatra 1947


By Chairil Anwar


To the Devout Believer

My Lord

In desolation

Even though I face great tribulation

I remember You fully, completely

Your searing holy light

Now just a candle’s flicker in darkness silent


My Lord

I have lost form

Am shattered


My Lord

I journey in a foreign country


My Lord

At Your door I knock

I can not turn away



Pantja Raja, p. 17.

Featured image: “Landmijnen van Engels fabrikaat, door onze troepen in Lahat gevonden.”

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