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Sitor Situmorang remembers his Batak childhood

  • The Jakarta Post

| Sun, April 13 2008 | 12:35 pm
Sitor Situmorang remembers his Batak childhood

PREMIUM Wind and Water of Lake Toba
Wind and Water of this lake
remembering I still hear
their tales in silence
tales over thousands of years
about the past and
the future
wishing to understand
what childhood meant
whispers of conscience
of endless time
in the sinking seconds
drowning
spell-bound ...

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