Puisi fav Rosa (part 1)

Waktu adalah Mesin Hitung

Waktu adalah mesin hitung, cintaku.
Jam berkeloneng dingin (seperti gaung)
di kota itu. Angka-angka telah lama tahu:
bayangku akan hilang sebelum salju.

Sementara kau akan tetap jalan
(seperti kenyataan). Sampai pada giliran.
Mengaku, tiap kali daun jatuh di rambutmu:
“Ternyata kenangan hanya perkara yang lucu.”

Tentu. Tidak apa. Kita tak memilih acara.
Pada angin runcing dan warna musim kau juga
akan terbiasa. Nasib telah begitu tertib.
Pada Lupa kita juga akan jadi karib.

Goenawan Mohamad, 1973

Time is Our Abacus

Time is our abacus, my love.
The clock chimes coldly (like echoes)
in that town. The numerals have long known:
my shadow would disappear before snowfall.

While you (like reality) will continue
on your way. Until your time comes.
Confessing, each time a leaf falls on your crown:
“Memory is but a funny thing.”

Of course. Never mind. We do not set the agenda.
You too will be at ease with sharp winds and the
colors of season. Even fate has become so tidy.
And Forgetting intimate.

(translation by Laksmi Pamuntjak)

that is one of my fav poems,, do you remember Yang Fana adalah Waktu in Pear’s out of my life? the author is Sapardi Djoko Damono. My fav poem, too..

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