Menyambut Kematian


Bersamamu aku ingin meletakkan mimpi
Mengalun dalam musim-musim
Dalam sepi percakapan yang teramat riuh
Oleh debar hati, detak nadi, rasa semi
Seperti bunga gugur ke bumi ketika saatnya mati

Dini hari cahaya membungkus petualangan
Jejak-jejak hati yang mengerak di jalan setapak
Pernah ada langkah kita di bawah jalur langit
Menembus kabut, menembus pekat, menembus hati yang tersekat
Berdiri bersisian di atas pegunungan
Kita tahu sedalam apa jurang di antara tangan dan napas kita

Bahasa apa yang kita ucapkan?
Daun-daun mendengar tangisan dari angin di dada
Di atas ranting pepohonan, membingkai langit lazuardi
Tak pernah kita mampu mengucapkan sepatah kata
Mengembun di atas debu dan rerumputan
Menyambut kematian dini hari
Dalam gelap, matamu menghantuiku seperti arwah di atas lautan


GREETING THE DEATH

With you I want to lay a dream
Flowing in every season
In the silence of boisterous conversation
By the pounding heart, the pulse, the feeling of spring
Like the flowers that fall to the earth in a moment of death

The lights of dawn wrapped up the adventure
Trails of heart crusted on the pathway
There was once our steps beneath the skyline
Cut through the fog, cut through the thick air, cut through the insulated heart
Standing side by side over the mountain’s summit
We know how deep is the ravine between our hands and our breath

What language do we speak?
The leaves hear the cries of the wind inside this chest
Beyond the branches of the trees, framing the azure sky
We can never say a word
Condensing dews over the dust and grass
Greeting the death of dawn
And in the dark, your eyes haunted me like a ghost over the ocean


©Poetry Prairie, 2022

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