Thursday, October 15, 2009


I met Rahmat Haron at The Annex Central Market recently – during Freedom Film Festival. Initially I did not intend to say hi to him but I needed to light up my cigarette.

After exchanging greetings I found him very friendly and we ended up having a drink together with a bunch of friends and talk about the cause they are fighting for.

Shot this picture with my Nikon F601-M using Black and White film ISO 400 and 50mm Nikkor fixed lens.



Rahmat Haron - Pengarah filem Al-Fatehah Memali,


A few days later I shot him an email.

Subject: Satu puisi untuk saya?

To: "pukipuisi@yahoo.com "

Cc: "kahwaisin75@gmail.com "

Date: Sunday, October 11, 2009, 6:46 AM

Dear rahmat. I have a blog: choratchoret.blogspot.com. I want to paste your photo I took in it. Could u pls write me a poem of whatever, for me to accompany your photo in my blog

Salam

M

This is what I got from Rahmat:



apa yg kau mahu

dariku, sipenipu yg tidak tahu apa2

pengembara yg tidak berganjak

menerawang hanya otak

memburu angan2

menelanjangkan mimpi siang

dan kembali bersendiri

berasmara dengan sepi.


This is an extract from Rahmat Haron’s blog sampahseni.blogspot.com:

Dalam ekologi kehidupan ini, kita akan melihat kitaran makanan dan bahan buangan.

Begitu juga dalam kehidupan berkesenian.

Akan ada pengguna/pemakan.

Akan ada makanan.

Dan akan ada bahan buangan - yang disebut sampah, taik ataupun kotoran.

Jadi, Sampah Seni adalah rahmat haron.

Malah, rahmat haron juga disamping menjadi sampah/kotoran/bahan buangan dalam masa yang sama adalah pelahap pemakan sampah/kotoran/bahan buangan atau dalam bahasa Inggerisnya disebut, "scarvenger." (ha,ha,ha, tak reti eja)

Tak kisah, ini hakikat seburuk apapun perlu diakui. dah memang buruk takkan nak jadi cantik pula.

Yang cantik molek adalah para pemakan yang melahirkan bahan buangan/sampah/kotoran seperti aku.

sampahseni@gmail.com

6 comments:

Kah Wai said...

I'm so glad that we met him. You just got to admire his tenacity and talent. And he's so kind to share. Let's go to Central Market more often. Maybe we can call him for drinks again!

orange said...

am always attracted to poet...but is this dude smells bad.hope not.anyway, cool words from him.simple and direct.

pretty said...

love the puisi that he wrote for you.

i never heard of him though, not that i read and in the know of local industry movies etc.

but the hair, really bob marley

rahmat haron said...

ha ha ha..bad smells is my middle name..
waiting for beer time

orange said...

you know what Mr. R, WTF with bad smells, your words are sempoi!!!

Sally Ali said...

Hello Bro or Mr M...enjoy reading n love ur works n ur discovery Mr Rahmat Haron....gua mmg suka beb bende bende camne....keep the good work....n keep in touch...

Cheers
Sally Ali
(Rashid other half or x Jasni Neighbor in tropicana....hihihi)