A poem from the vault

In the now and here

Thoughts in a day
are a measure,
acts are of being, 
etched in its matrix,
as you and I are.

Dreams, the emancipation
of formless thought 
awaiting conception 
in the now and here
Who dares, lives them!

Flee from tenuous bondage
Be free my friend
Take up thy hammer
Let thy stroke fall
as doth hands of time
ringing upon Gods anvil!
Let thy life be now and here
for one fleeting moment!
resonated through creation!

A breath is but this instant
then heard no more.
What now ask heaven
in quiet nocturnal view?
Do those cosmic lights
search for us too?

Created on 27 December 2007, at Labu Station in Lae, and the poem was first published in The National Newspaper’s Writer’s Forum.

Published by Ples Singsing

Ples Singsing is envisioned to be a new platform for Papua Niuginian expressions of creativity, ingenuity and originality in art and culture. We deliberately highlight these two very broad themes as they can encompass the diverse subjects, from technology, medicine and architecture to linguistics, music, fishing, gardening et cetera. Papua Niuginian ways of thinking, living, believing, communicating, dying and so on can cover the gamut of academic, journalistic or opinionated writing and we believe that unless we give ourselves a platform to talk about and discuss these things in an open, free and non-exclusively academic space that they may remain the fodder for academics, journalists and other types of writers alone. New social media platforms have given every individual a personal space to share their feelings and ideas openly, sometimes without immediate censure. The Ples Singsing writer’s blog would like to provide another more structured platform for Papua Niuginian expressions in written, visual and audio formats while also providing some regulation of the type and content of materials to be shared publicly.

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