Form 4 poem.
Before we go in depth with the poem 'In The Midst of Hardship' we should know the poet background first!
Born in 1941 in Lenggeng, Negeri Sembilan.
A charismatic and multi-talented person, being an accomplished artist, poet, writer and thinker.
His first art exhibition was at the age of 10 in Singapore.
He earned the titles of ‘boy wonder’ and ‘the magical boy with gift in his hands.’
Latiff studied art in Berlin, Germany, as well as in France and America.
He began publishing his poems in the 1960s.
He captures the feelings elicited by natural environment in his art and poetry.
Latiff’s sensitivity to lines, shapes and colours is evident in both his art and poetry.
Held numerous exhibitions locally and abroad and has received numerous awards, both in Asia and Europe.
His most recent written work is an anthology Sajak – Sajak Lengkap (1963-1994).
His most recent artistic work, Latiff Mohidin: Journey to the Wetlands and Beyond is a detailed study of his drawing.