Pepohonan #4 Jaya Tree Poetry

When poetry goes from one language to anohter it has to change to remain poetry.

I call this transcreation,

Dwijaya Saifil Munir sent me a wonderful spontaneous poem about the holiness of trees.

I transcreated it into English.

Then in performance I transcreated those lines into a homage to a big city garden tree.

I then transcreated that into a partial reconstruction of the original Indonesian poem in the subtitles.

As Paul McCartney wrote about his landmark indie album, Wings’ Wild Life, “Can you dig it?”

Geoff Fox, 17th February, 2021 Terra Nullius

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