Ahmad Shiddiqi

Rookie (March 7,1974 / Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia)

Waltz Of Cypresses - Poem by Ahmad Shiddiqi

(dedicated to Mr. Jan Vogler, a gifted cellist)


longi ng
never ending

very close
You sang tenderly
Casta Diva of Norma

very smooth
You danced passionately
Wein, Weib und Gesang of Strauss

(inspired by Henri-Edmond Cross' Cypress Trees at Cagnes)

Comments about Waltz Of Cypresses by Ahmad Shiddiqi

  • Veteran Poet - 1,470 Points Chris G. Vaillancourt (2/20/2015 5:52:00 AM)

    nice write.............................................. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Christina Phan (5/4/2009 3:03:00 PM)

    its cool
    i never heard him
    but its gd
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  • Rookie Karin Anderson (sorry can't vote or comment) . (5/3/2009 3:30:00 AM)

    I love the name Waltz of Cypresses and will try to find it on the internet, as I have not heard it before. I can see how the music affected your mood, and the cello is one of my favorite instruments. I have a CD called Heart of the Cello and it is hauntingly beautiful. Thank you
    Ahmad for sharing this poem. Karin Anderson (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 59,955 Points Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (2/8/2009 2:36:00 AM)

    Succinct, yet compendious work...Mr.Vogler appeared at Elizabeth City University, in North Carolina, in 2001. A friend of mine had tickets, and found him to be more than worth the price of admission....Nice Work.

    F j R
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 25, 2009

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