English ‘Pantun’ Queen of ‘Penawar Rindu’ Island

Syamsinar

‘Pantun’ Queen of ‘Penawar Rindu’ Island

Writing "pantun" is the way Syamsinar takes care of her identity as a Malay woman. She shows the beauty and sacredness of a language. Cries and laughter can be created and begin with four lines in the rhyming "mantra" that comes from her tongue.

Oleh Pandu Wiyoga
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Writing pantun (poem) is the way Syamsinar takes care of her identity as a Malay woman. Through pantun, she shows the beauty and sacredness of a language. Cries and laughter can be created and begin with four lines in the rhyming “mantra” that comes from her tongue. Syamsinar, 64, is a native of [...]