Cycling

Cycling malay (original) / English
Cycling malay (original) / English
Town to town, city to city,Various flavors, various experiences,Indeed, one can’t lean back,

In any event, I keep walking.

Reach the village in central Vermont,

How beautiful the hills,

Greenish leaves quickly turn red,

It is cold, don’t get sick.

Living here,

much is different,

Always busy,

finding a partner,

Lots of reading,

time passes.

My philosophy,

live with wellness.

-Jia Jun Lee

This poem was written by JJ during his trance among the ‘maple’ trees in the town of Middlebury. JJ was born in the town of Kajang, Malaysia and appreciates Malay poetry from a young age. He listened to ska music and cycled without using his hands to get the inspiration for this poem.

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Kota ke kota, bandar ke bandar,Berbagai rasa, berbagai pengalaman,Sesungguhnya, tidak dapat bersandar,

Walauapapun, aku terus berjalan.

Sampai ke kampong di Vermont tengah,

Indah sekali berbukit-bukit,

Kehijauan daun cepat jadi merah,

Dingin sekali, jangan jatuh sakit.

Hidup di sini,

Banyak berbeza,

Sibuk selalu,

Mencari bini,

Banyak membaca,

Masa pantas berlalu.

Falsafah saya,

Hidup sejahtera.

-Jia Jun Lee

Puisi ini ditulis oleh JJ semasa beliau berkhayal di kalangan pokok-pokok ‘maple’ di kota Middlebury. JJ dilahir di kota Kajang, Malaysia dan menghayati puisi Melayu sejak muda lagi. Beliau mendengar musik ska dan berbasikal tanpa menggunakan tangannya untuk mendapat inspirasi untuk puisi ini.

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