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Cepat seperti angin // Tekun seperti hujan // Bergairah seperti api // Diam seperti gunung // Misterius seperti laut // Kejam seperti badai // Anggun seperti ngarai // Hening seperti hutan // Dalam seperti lembah // Lembut seperti awan // Tangguh seperti karang // Sederhana seperti debu // Menyelimuti seperti udara // Hangat seperti matahari // Luas seperti angkasa // Berserakan seperti debu //

SEJARAH TAK BERPIHAK KEPADA KITA

Tahun 1629. Kapal induk armada Kesultanan Aceh telah tiba di gerbang kota Malaka yang dikuasai Portugis. Kapal itu bernama Cakradonya dan orang-orang Portugis menyebutnya dengan nama “Espanto del Mundo” atau teror dunia. Continue reading

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PROSA ALAM GAYO LUES

Puncak Ise-Ise, Gayo Lues tengah tahun 2022. Hari masih pagi, kabut mengantung di depan, di antara pepohonan di bawah dan melayang atas tepi-tepi jurang yang hijau. Disana, dalam jam-jam tenang dan sejuk setelah sang fajar naik sepenggalah, hujan rintik-rintik sudah sedari tadi menyiram pelan-pelan. Sejauh pandang mata yang dapat dituju, yang terlihat adalah bayang-bayang berkabut. Continue reading

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KING NEAR GOD AWAY

Lilawangsa replied nonchalantly, “King Near God Far!” The Frenchman, named de Beaulieu, recorded Lilawangsa’s words, later this sentence would appear in the memoirs of his trip to Aceh, rewritten by Denys Lombard in a book entitled “The Kingdom of Aceh at the Age of Sultan Iskandar Muda.” Continue reading

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ODE OF AN EAGLE

Eagle, king of birds. Your legend is vague now. Your self-worth has been torn apart by time. Take you to this cage. Your beak forgets the fresh blood of your prey alive. Now, only human compassion is the source of your livelihood. Continue reading

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A CUP OF COFFEE FROM ACEH

A cup of coffee from Aceh reminds us of him, as the last will he said. Coffee is mysterious as well as captivating, it is slowly becoming something that reaches the masses. In cities that are growing, trade is booming, and people’s lives are becoming more open. Coffee made relationships more egalitarian, and spending free time together grew to be popular. Continue reading

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THE STORY OF A SMALL COUNTRY AGAINST AMERICAN CAPITALISM

The United States as a country is still a merchant selling its own corporate products. No, even though we are a small country that doesn’t know where but we have to fight their capitalism, gently of course. Continue reading

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SEA AND TWILIGHT

The sun will sink into the wide Indian Ocean, a dazzling light, dazzling to the eyes, glows on the face of the vast blue water. The surface of the sea in the sun I thought, how beautiful is it? Continue reading

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WHAT DOES THE FUTURE MEAN

The less we feel our absence. What is the meaning of our small selves compared to the heroes who have lived, or even in the years and centuries to come, the new humans who will later sail the vast ocean to all the islands in the overseas region? Continue reading

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WHY IS HISTORY IMPORTANT TO LEARN?

Every human being is a newborn in this world. Not knowing what happens before we are born means (we) are always children. How many years can humans live? And what is the meaning of life? Unless (our) life is intertwined with the lives of the ancestors. It’s all through historical records. Continue reading

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WHEN ACEH ASKED TO BECOME A VASSAL OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE

The Sultanate of Aceh, which was aware of the plan to open the Suez Canal, sent a delegation to Istanbul asking the Caliph, the Sultan of Turkey, to become the protector of the Islamic State of Aceh as the highest power in the Islamic world. Continue reading

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