Detachement op Borneo Hoeloe Soengai, 28 Februari 1949

Poem: The Meeting By Murya Artha

The Meeting

By Murya Artha

 

Among those who have roles at meetings
in the midst of our revolution’s ongoing battle of dexterity
a lot of dead meat piles up cracked earth
as if this world does not have enough of God’s grace
nor enough tools to fill the holes.

 

 


Source: Siasat Magazine, Number 171 Year IV, 18 June 1950.

Murya Artha was born in Parincahan Village, Kandangan, Hulu Sungai Selatan District, South Kalimantan August 20, 1920 as M. Husrien. He used pseudonyms including Bujang Far, Emhart, HR Bandahara, M.Ch. Artum, M.Chayrin Artha, and Artha Artha. He passed away at Banjarmasin October 28, 2002.


Source: (Siasat, 1950) Puisi Murya Artha: Rapat

Featured image credit: Slechts weinig is bekend over het leven van de militairen in de Hulu Sungei op Borneo

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