Friday, November 12, 2010

Papan Congkak, Bunga Kenanga


Papan congkak dari seberang
Mari di main bersama-sama
Tinggal kenanga duduk seorang
Setelah harum begitu lama

Duduk bermain bersama-sama
Sudut apit, dam dan serembang
Setelah harum begitu lama
Madu di-hisap, sepah di-buang

Sudut apit, dam dan serembang
Rancak meniti di-sempadan
Madu di-hisap, sepah di-buang
Adat lebah datang bertandang

Rancak meniti di-sempadan
Lama kelamaan habis kalah
Adat lebah datang bertandang
Selang sehari salah langkah

Lama kelamaan habis kalah
Berbaris menanti ditepi papan
Selang sehari salah langkah
Asyik merayu penuh igauan

Dahan yang patah tak tumbuh lagi...



The flower, all alone

The flower, left to wither alone
Her beautiful scent all gone
When regret comes forth
The flower is no more

And never will it bloom again...

La fleur, seule


La fleur, laissé tout seul
Son beau parfum diminué
Lorsque regret sort
La fleur n'est pas plus

Et il ne pourra jamais fleurir de nouveau ...

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Di-rumah arwah nenek, sebatang pokok kenanga subur indah
duduk di-tepi tangga. Anjung rumah harum sepanjang hari.
Namun pokok kenanga tidak dapat pindah ke rumah lain.

6 comments:

Al-Manar said...

It sounds good and it looks good but I cannot get the 'kaitan' here. Jahil sungguh hamba ini.

ninotaziz said...

Dear Pakcik,

The inspiration is from my childhood. But the feelings are in quandary. It shall remain a secret alas...hopefully many will enjoy the flow of language.

A bit like Mona Lisa's smile.

Wan Sharif said...

Enjoyed the flow of language allright.. but do the ending have to be that sad?..

ninotaziz said...

Dear Ayoh Wang,

Will all that was happening, sadness was the way to go.

Feeling much better now with next book LEGENDS FROM THE MAKYUNG on the way. Love research work and Makyung is simply lovely.

How is MAHA?

Nuar Haruha said...

Dahan patah tak tumbuh lagi,
Menanti masa berlalu pergi,
Patah tumbuh hilang berganti,
Berserah sentiasa pada illahi.

ninotaziz said...

Saudara Nuar,

You are right. Berserah pada Illahi. The sadness passed.

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