Seorang Penulis yang Bertanya pada Dirinya Sendiri

Seorang penulis suatu hari bertanya pada dirinya sendiri.

Apa jadinya jika dunia kehabisan kosakata?

Akankah diksi menjadi sunyi?

Tak ada lagi awalan atau akhiran?

Tak perlu lagi imbuhan?

Pertanyaan-pertanyaan itu tak kunjung ia temu jawabnya.

Tapi setengahnya ia tak lagi peduli.

Toh, kata sekarang makin kehilangan makna.

Tak lagi diperhatikan tanda bacanya.

Tak lagi dihiraukan ejaan dan aturan bakunya.

Seseorang bisa bilang ”kami” atau ”kita” tanpa peduli bedanya.

Barangkali penulis itu sedang mencari cerita dibalik bahasa

Atau,

Ia hanya seorang penulis yang tengah lelah merajut aksara.

 

Lund, 15 Desember 2017

The Colors of Autumn

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The leaves turned red on those days of October

When fall was here and winter was near

Could you taste the sweetness in the air?

The taste of a life free from despair?

I pictured us walking hand in hand

Along the way where everywhere was a yellow lane

I remembered how I would have waited for you

On that old wet bench in Lundagård around 1 pm or two

Our love grew strong despite the wind

Flourishing like mushrooms under the autumn rain

I became gold, you were getting brown

To the colors of heaven we were all belong.

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Lund, 2017/10/23

Kid’s Stories Project: Milla and Mayana had a Ballet Class

Story and Illustration by: Hayya Habibi

Once upon a time, Milla woke up from bed. She ate breakfast and woke Mayana up. She told her that she was going to have a ballet class that day. Mayana wanted to join too so Milla allowed her and took Mayana with her. They two got ready then went to the ballet school. On their way to school, Mayana asked Milla: “What’s the name of the school?”

Milla said: “Skölan”

After half an hour they arrived at the school and went inside. Milla showed Mayana where the class was. They went inside the class but the teacher wasn’t there. Milla’s friend, Naia, said that the teacher was late so all the children waited for her.Few minutes later the teacher came so the children prepared to dance. Mayana was so happy to learn ballet. They all danced happily until they didn’t realised that it was time to get home. Milla and Mayana tidied their stuffs up quickly and went home together. 

Kid’s Stories Project: Let’s Travel!

Story by Hayya Habibi and Hayu Hamemayu. Illustration by Hayya Habibi.

One morning, Milla and Mayana woke up from bed. It was already the summer so Milla and Mayana had a summer break. Their mom and dad decided to have a holiday in Italy. Milla and Mayana were so excited about it. So, Milla and Mayana packed their stuffs, put them in their luggages and got ready to go to Italy. Then, they went to the airport by car. At the airport, they waited for the plane to come. Then, it was time for boarding so Milla and Mayana went inside with ther mom and dad.


In the plane, Mayana asked Milla: “How many hour will it take?”

To which Milla answered: “Around 2 hours”

Soon it was already 2 hours so they had arrived in Italy. It was already evening when they landed so they ate dinner in the hotel and they slept.

On the next day they ate pizza for breakfast and then they went to the museum. After visiting the museum they went for little shopping and went back to the hotel. They went to their room, took all their luggages, went to the airport and went back to Sweden!

The End.