Presentation on theme: "HE HAD SUCH QUIET EYES. Poet’s Background Born on 25 August 1941 in Negeri Sembilan, Latiff Mohidin was educated at Lenggeng, Seremban, Singapore,"— Presentation transcript:
Poet’s Background Born on 25 August 1941 in Negeri Sembilan, Latiff Mohidin was educated at Lenggeng, Seremban, Singapore, and the University of Fine Arts in Berlin. He has served as Writer in Residence at the Science University of Malaysia, Penang, the National University of Malaysia and Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. At present, Latiff is a freelance poet and artist. His poems have won the Putra I poetry Award. Among his books are: Sungai Mekong (1972), Kembara Malam (1974), and Wayang Pak Dalang (1977).
Garis: Dari Titik ke Titik (1988), a book on the creative process (art and poetry), won the Honourable Diploma Prize at the Festival of International Books at Leipzig, Germany in 1989. known for his graphic and imagistic experiment,social themes in his poems, illustrating the all-important concept that poetry serves society. Among his poems Dream 1, Mirror, The Puppeteer’s Wayang, Words Adrift on Air, The Legend of the Dawn, His Thick Shroud, The Shore of Time, Mask of My Name is Rawana and „A City, A Grandmother and Death’.
SYNOPSIS The poem is about a persona, a lady who fell for the wrong man. She was fascinated with his „quiet eyes ‟ and believed that his eyes showed his true emotion and feelings for her. The man ‟ s eyes had the power to charm her and made her believe him and be nice to him.
Put Me Straight However, the man was actually a „pleasure seeking man ‟, a flirt. As the lady was truly fascinated and charmed by the man, she did not listen or did not want to listen to any advice concerning the man ‟ s true behaviour. In the end, she realized her error and was broken hearted.
IDIOM OF EYES to turn a blind eye to something Meaning : ignore something. to do something with one's eyes closed Meaning : do something very easily. to keep one's eyes skinned/peeled Meaning : remain alert. to open someone's eyes the apple of one’s eye Meaning: a person of whom one is extremely fond and proud of