Before Dawn

This is a collection of poems by Sapardi Djoko Damono dating from 1961 to 2001. Before Dawn follows the poet through the different stages of his life, opening with the 1964 poem, One Night, when he was a young Muslim boy crying outside the church door as his classmates celebrated Christmas. The collection ends with the title 2001 poem, Before Dawn, when the poet is a much older man, concerned with frailty and mortality. Through the language of his poetry, its meaning, sound, and rhythm, Sapardi has proven himself capable of depicting an acute imaginative awareness of experience.    

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Sapardi Djoko Damono

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Yayasan Lontar

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