1. Go bungee jumping! 2. Go scuba diving! 3. Visit India. and 4. Travel ’round the world.
Of course, there are a lot more, yet the purpose is not to outline a detailed wished-for course of one’s life, but rather, to produce a palatable poem around a couple of them. And here is the English version of my
Bucket List Poem
Go bungee jumping!
Feel the air bursting by my ears.
Have my mouth filled with
And my heart throbbing in a craze
of thrilled adrenaline.
Go scuba diving!
Try and breathe from a device
Have my body trapped inside
a nylon cladding.
Have my ears stuffed to deafness.
And my eyes filled with
the unspeakable of underwater.
Imbibe the mystery of ancient teachings
Get bathed in the mysery of modern slums.
Enjoy the abundance of
Travel ’round the world!
Have my memo notes
Crowded with trifle pieces of facts.
Have my agenda packed with
a diversity of opposing extremities.
And celebrate the dazzling degrees
of drowsiness, and dread,
of dream and danger
self-fulfilling and fulfilled.