song 18

a.
Road trips:
What a car can do in a place like this,
The road being a kind of movie, or ellipsis.
Civil engineer, to Ph.D,
Hydrotechnology.
Relentless learner
Return as teacher
Water’s homeward bound pedagogy.
Gave his life to protect another
Cloud Juggler – Hart Crane
“Wrap us and lift us; drop us then, returned
Like water, undestroyed, like mist, unburned.
But do not claim a friend like him again,
Whose arrow must have pierced you beyond pain.”

b.
Through story
As water moves: consistently,
And never destroyed,
River a grammar of forces, deployed
For driving.
The difference between surviving
And thriving
Is your sheer company.

Universitas Katolik Parahyangan:
UNPAR,
Bandung, Indonesia.
Taking his wrench to the river bench
And working loose the bolts.
Learner.
To be is to be with.

c.
From millions to fourteen or so.
From the center of his experience to where he is in this.
A new center, circle, geometric simulation
But on a different scale,
Abbreviation.
To be a teacher in Indonesia;
Two semesters shy of graduation.
The day is full of drawers and
All of a sudden in this expansion
You find where his favorite shirt was stored
Afford me strength enough for
The All-day God,
The customs by which we clock the day,
The way we hold ourselves as we talk, we pray.

d.
Sometimes language is a brick, sometimes mortar.
We need difference and the sacrifices of company
To make an architecture.
Archipelago. Home.
See it all the way through, because the water will,
River earning its own degree
Studying radical unity.
Bhinneka Tuggal Ika – many yet one
Where river disappears the ocean has begun

e.
Archipelago,
Vision,
Asking trace
Of districts where cliff, sea and palm advance
The falling wonder of a rainbow’s trance.
Deli Serdang Regency,
Strait of Mallaca…
Nearly at the word, at the degree,
Tribute, tributary, river, sea,
Two semesters and then home again:
Teacher-ferryboat.
He stands up, vanquishes fear,
He defends;
Soldier.
To be is to be with:
God bless us with your sheer company

f.
Water dressed for inspection, perfectly itself
Formal aspect
A year away
17,500 islands
Water changes form, returns always leaving
A gathered place again receiving
To teach is to convene
And enable reconvening
Heaven’s hydrologic, the circle of the roving
Snow blows, revolves and goes
Keep it sharp like this
Jacket for the cold
See it all the way through until it’s over
Because the water will

g.
Bless the food
Strength enough for the all-day God
The customs by which we clock the day
The way we hold ourselves as we talk, we pray
Wrap us and lift us; drop us then, returned
Like water, undestroyed, like mist, unburned

h.
What a car can do in a place like this,
A road, a movie, or graphically, an ellipsis
The world in repertory, shifting scripts
Day is full of drawers and all of a sudden
In this expansion you find
Where thesis is hidden

Student from gunfire
Graphically, the edge
From one of the most
Populous countries in the world to
The cloud juggler
Delinquent force

Bhinneka Tuggal Ika –
Many yet one
We hold
Home
In
Archipelago
Nearly at the word, at the degree, a year then back again

prime
Road trips:
What a car can do in a place like this,
The road being a kind of movie, or ellipsis.
Civil engineer, to Ph.D,
Hydrotechnology.
Relentless learner
Return as teacher
Water’s homeward bound pedagogy.
Gave his life to protect another
Cloud Juggler
Wrap us and lift us; drop us then, returned
Like water, undestroyed, like mist, unburned.

Keep it sharp like this:
Jacket for the cold.
Strength enough for the all-day God.
The customs by which we clock the day
The way we hold ourselves as we talk, we pray
All the way through, the water will.
Bhinneka Tuggal Ika – many yet one;
Where river disappears the ocean has begun

Deli Serdang Regency,
Strait of Mallaca…
Vision, asking trace
Of districts where cliff, sea and palm advance
The falling wonder of a rainbow’s trance.
Millions to fourteen or so.
We hold home
In archipelago
Nearly at the word, the degree,
To be is to be with:
God bless us with your sheer company

Be with me as I am with you
Be with me as I am with you

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