Reflecting upon American passion for freedom and the role America played in 1944 and 1945 in ending Japanese colonialism in Indonesia, Jakarta poet Maman A Majd Binfas sent me the above Indonesian words.
The Indonesian text here is an edited version of a quote from a Rumi inspired passage in the book “Mamonisme” by Maman A Majid Binfas of Jakarta. It means “Give a home to their bodies but not to their souls. Their souls reside in the future.”
My English lines are inspired by an American equivalent of Rumi, country singer Paul Siebel.