' Poetry for me is like the air. What is amazing to me is that when I express myself in my poems, others also breathe different feelings, even life into them. This tendency of poetry to change people’s lives forever simply through a pen, pad and a few choice words is an overwhelming reality for me.'

Lilik grew up as a farmer's daughter and has spent most of her life in Batu, a small farming town in East Java-Indonesia. She loves traveling, writing and reading poems.
As a local English instructor -teaching English as Foreign Language- she has students varied from children, teenagers to adults around East Java. She is also a free-lance interpreter. At the moment, she is again at another stop in her journey- struggling to answer life's never-ending questions.

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Ave Lilik Poems

She Never Wears High-Heels

She never wears high-heels
She doesn't put on lipsticks
She has no care for her look
But she stands her ground.... more »

Candle Of Seconds

Now that I lit thee:
Thee shall melt
Spread thy scent
to embrace me.... more »

'Come Near Me My Child'

'Come near me my child',
the old Ocean whispered to me,
and I fell -swimming greedily-
in its embrace.... more »

Ave Lilik Quotes

Comments about Ave Lilik

Arnold Soemarno 22 Feb 2011 10:22
Where are you now? ...