The Night

verily, upon the darkness

when one shivers

under a warm sheet

 

shrouding an unlikely fear,

casting a deadly calamity

as the voice commands

the one shivers

to read…

 

witness, o lords of ignorance

the age of barbarians

will be wiped out

in times to end.

–Noor Aisya Buang

Aisya has been writing poems since 2011. Her poems and short stories have been published in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia newspapers. Her first poetry book Kastil Aisya (Aisya’s Castle)  has won book prize in Malay Literary Award, Singapore 2015 and shortlisted for Singapore Literature Prize 2016. Her second Malay poetry book Cahaya Dalam Sunyi (Light in Loneliness) has been published recently. She is now in preparation to translate her poems in English and publishing her first Malay short stories. She can be reached through email kastialaisya@gmail.com

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