Saturday, March 8, 2014

--> Puisi: Cintaku Jauh Di Pulau

Before reading this poem, make sure you have a song entitled, 'So Sad' (Instrumental, OST of Boys Over Flower). Do you have it now? Good. Hit play. Read.

Cintaku jauh di pulau,
gadis manis, sekarang iseng sendiri.

Perahu melancar, bulan memancar,
di leher kukalungkan ole-ole buat si pacar.
angin membantu, laut terang, tapi terasa
aku tidak 'kan sampai padanya.

Di air yang tenang, di angin mendayu,
di perasaan penghabisan segala melaju
Ajal bertakhta, sambil berkata
Tujukan perahu ke pangkuanku saja.

Amboi! Jalan sudah bertahun ku tempuh!
Perahu yang bersama 'kan merapuh!
Mengapa Ajal memanggil dulu
Sebelum sempat berpeluk dengan cintaku?!

Manisku jauh di pulau,
kalau 'ku mati, dia mati iseng sendiri.

Chairil Anwar, 1946

Why this poem? I was talking to my juniors and they asked me to read this poem with the instrumental playing as the background music. I laughed so hard because I thought they were playing tricks on me...but they were serious. Malay, Chinese, Punjabi all have read and done the same thing. I was like, "Okay...this is interesting..." So I gave it a try and it was bad because I laughed especially the 'Amboi!' part. Seeing my juniors reading it with emotions was amazing. They are very something I would say. I'll practice and make it better next time. Why don't you give it a try? It'll give you a feeling of something which I can't describe. It does. 

I hope you get it...till then, that is how

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