Pot Seledri


Kau hadiahkan pot bertunas tanaman seledri
Kau bilang wanginya sanggup menampung pagi
Di kala hari kita sepi
Tapi hati kita menari

Tak perlu lagi alasan, sungguh
Lupakan saja mall-mall dan kemacetan
Lupakan berita pagi yang merompak nafsu makan
Sebentar saja jadilah manusia untuk diri sendiri

Atur pot-pot tanaman seledri
Di jendela yang menepuk cahaya matahari
Siram melingkar percik-percik air
Biarkan batang meninggi, daun mekar,
wewangi atsiri berkitar

Tak akan lama, sungguh
Bayi-bayi seledri itu mekar menawan
Petik-petik daun menghujan bunyi
Menghidangkan aroma pagi
Di piring makanan tersegar pagi hari
Lalu mata kita beradu dengan cahaya
damai merasuk hingga ke tulang


CELERY POT


You gave me a celery pot as a present
You said the scent could hold in the morning
When our days are quiet
But our hearts are dancing

No more excuses, really
Just forget the malls and traffics
Forget the morning news that dispel an appetite
For a while, be human for yourself

Arrange those celery pots
Near the window with lights
Pouring in circular spray of water
Let the stem grows, leaves folding out,
The scent’s flowing around

It won’t be long, really
The baby celery will bloom charmingly
The sound of leaves picking is falling like rain
Serving the aroma of a morning
On the plate with freshest food in the morning
Then our eyes merrily meet with lights
Peaceful feeling flowing deep to the bone


©Poetry Prairie, 2022

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