At Night

‚ÄčAt night,
when it’s out of light,
I hold them*, close and tight,
until they finally sleep in my sight.
Despite their fuss and fight,
despite my flaws and fright,
or my lack of might.
My tiredness and overwhelmedness seems alright,
I breathe and fall asleep in delight.

*) My kids, they’re 4 & 6.

The Reason

I need a reason,
It has to be better than fair affection,
It has to be better than momentary satisfaction,
Clearly it has to be better than fancy appreciation.

I ain’t an angel or a samurai,
who never sighs or needs to gratify,
sometimes I wonder and shout a cry,
nothing else but I need to find the why,
one is enough and it doesn’t need to be high.

Yes, please give me a reason,
That’s proven for every season.

Surabaya Int’l Kite Festival 2016

Participant countries: Indonesia (from approximately a dozen municipalities), Brunei, Malaysia, China, Macau, Singapore, Swedia, etc.
Date/Time: 23-24 July 2016/10.00-16.00.
Location: at Boulevard Long Beach, Pakuwon City, East Surabaya.

The Kite Festival makes me remember my childhood song “Playing Kites.”

PLAYING KITES
Composer: Madong Lubis

I take a single stick of bamboo,
Then I cut it equally into two,
I shape that bamboo sticks, weigh them with a thread and tie them,
I make them a kite.

Playing, running,
I’m playing a kite,
I’m running while bringing the kite to the open field,
My heart is happy and joyful.
=====  

Hopefully, you enjoy the kites too. Okay, Friends, where ever you are, I wish for you a great day.

image

image

image

image

image

image

image
Surabaya Int'l Kite Festival 2016

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image