NELAYAN TUNGGAL

Untuk Asrul

 

awan-awan yang mengagumkan

melewati bulan yang sudah biasanya

demikian : -ditinggalkan sendirian-

 

sambil menangkap pandang-pandang penuh

terkumpul dalam jarring malam benderang

pandang jenuh oleh dahaga hampa

 

bulan, bila dunia telah sunyi

tidak ada manusianya lagi, untuk siapa

kemilau tubuh langsat diusap awan

 

 

awan pun mulai minggir, kau terjerat

antara ranting, tergelincir, dan tenggelam

oleh nelayan tertangkap, bersama ikan

putih-putih dihela ke darat

 

pantai telah bersih, nelayan hendak pulang

segera, tak ada yagn tertinggal lagi

o ya bulan, dengan gerak ramah (hampir

tertinggal menggelepar) dipungut,

dilempar kembali 

LONE FISHERMAN

For Asrul 

 

The marvelous clouds

pass by the moon long accustomed

to this : loneliness

 

capturing the glances

gathered in the net of bright night,

glances bored with an empty longing

 

moon, when the night is silent

and man gone, who does the juice

of your sugar yellow body belong to,

crushed in the caress of the clouds

 

the clouds begin to part, you are caught

trembling, in the branches, and sink,

taken by a fisherman together

with the white fish in his net

 

the beach is empty, he is returning home

quickly, nothing remains

except for the moon (he almost 

forgot it), with a friendly gesture

the fisherman lifts the moon’s quivering body

and throws it

back

into the ocean

again

4 Responses so far.

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    Frank Wright is a contemporary Afrikaans poet. He enjoyed “Lone Fisherman” very much – the images in this sensitive poem are stirring and the poem is unforgetable.

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