- Writer / Editor / Translator : Rini Valentina, Executive Director of Photopoema Indonesia
- Writer / Vice President of Asih Sasami Indonesia Foundation : Hania / Nia Rohania
POEM “Behind The Glass” I am so flattered and happy. It is my pleasure and honor to share my poem, ‘Behind The Glass’, published in the September 2021 issue of the prestigious INNSAEI Journal
Many thanks the poet Orbindu Ganga and the editorial board of the journal.
I wrote this poem from a true story. I write from the bottom of my heart. So many people have to be separated from loved ones because they have to self-isolate. This poem gives hope to everyone not to worry about the power of deep love and compassion. The world will recover from the virus and the pandemic will pass.
Behind The Glass
Above the typewriter keys
Don’t want to cry anymore
Although the distance stretched
Behind the glass of the isolation room
Poetry sheets scattered
In between sips of coffee without sugar
I really miss you
Counting the days
To meet again
This quarantine period stifling my heart
There is a fear of losing you
But I believe that we will meet
I know we are both strong to face this situation
Because the roots of our love are strong and deep
I love you and keep praying for you
By de Laras (Diadjeng Laraswati Hanindyani)
August 9, 2021
Hope you like it, hope you are excited to undergo these days, my dear friends. Looking forward to your comments.