Category Archives: Majalah Siasat

Poem: Sweet By Murya Artha

Sweet

By Murya Artha

 

The other day we met in plenary session and our leader’s plan
was the decision of the meeting in 1945
on the seventeenth of August four years of bloody history ago
the day we thrashed out the real reason, down to the root problem
right to the core reason of the tyranny
let us decide, one by one; we have to be boldly democratic

Get past these ugly and disgusting incidents
put aside the dark memories and signs of failure to build
otherwise: one color and the determination of 70 million will have been wasted
under pressure we were the ones who thundered before,
who extinguished every trace of the spirit of Deandels and Janfiter Soon Coen…

 


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: Juita

On Governor-General Jan Pieterszoon Coen see Loth, V. C. (1995). Pioneers and Perkeniers: The Banda Islands in the 18th Century. Cakalele, 6, 13-35.

Featured image credit: Zuidoost-Azië: Insulair / Indonesië / Jawa / Jawa Tengah (provincie) / Pekalongan (regentschap)

 

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

Poem: Friend By Murya Artha

Friend

By Murya Artha

 

I have handed out enough gunpowder and saltpetre
it was a mortal combat, and we even came through it:

Only today you and I write a new chapter, a chapter of victory
equal to our country’s wealth, as high as flying to the stars
and have soared to the seventh heaven
another level and the unity of every national action will be clear
one above even the teaching of the goal of sovereignty

 

Banjarmasin, ’50.

 

 


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

Murya Artha was born in Parincahan Village, Kandangan, Hulu Sungai Selatan District, South Kalimantan on 20 August 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: Kumpulan Fiksi Blog, (Siasat, 1950) Puisi Murya Artha: Kawan

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