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Your Heart is My Favorite Playground

In collaboration, colored on April 1, 2012 at 1:20 pm

“Your Heart is My Favorite Playground”
Illustration by: Sylvia Hase
Written by: Subhan Zein
The path is long and the earth is round
The dripping rain makes a perfect sound
To the magic of your love I am happily bound
And I’ve made your heart my favorite playground!


Pantun is a Malay poetic form. It is originated as a traditional oral form of expression, recited according to a fixed rhythm and as a rule of thumb, in order not to deviate from the rhythm, every line should contain between eight and 12 syllables.  Consist of four-lined verse, roughly rhyming lines. The first and second lines sometimes appear completely disconnected in meaning from the third and fourth, but there is almost invariably a link of some sort. Whether it be a mere association of ideas, or of feeling, expressed throughassonance or through the faintest nuance of a thought, it is nearly always traceable.

It’s widely popular in Indonesia. If Japanese people has Haiku,  a Japanese poetic form; Indonesia has Pantun.  If you are Russian, you will know Pantun in form of Chastuska. Chastuska is used for political satire or jokes but pantun is used to express love. By the time, pantun is used in widely theme such as joke, advice, politic and etc.

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