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Works in Translation

Acep Zamzam Noor, translated by John H. McGlynn
Published as a part of Myth and History: Writing from Indonesia, Aug 01, 2015

First published in Bagian dari Kegembiraan as Ketika.
1 When the ever so polite earthquake Rocked our village I heard the singing and dancing In the village square Suddenly fall silent. Insects and other animals The grass, plants, and trees And even the words that were being spoken Sentences filled with anger that billowed like smoke Suddenly fell mute. All was still

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