May 11, 2015

Java journey - stop #3 - Karimunjawa Islands

Geleang island, one of the 27 islands on the Karimunjawa archipelago, north of Java, Indonesia
She sat on the lonely beach
overlooking the open sea
and sometime between the
waves and the gathering dusk
she lets out a sigh, inaudibly.

There is a longing held inside
which suddenly bursts free,
and over the waves it runs amok
and up the 'cemara' tree

And days later when she's leaving
the longing waves goodbye
and now and then comes in her dream
begging to reclaim her life.

Cemara trees on the island of Geleang, Karimunjawa, Indonesia.
Where once lived the nice lady and her son and two wandering girls.