Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The sums of all my prayers

by Chairil Anwar

kepada pemeluk teguh

Dalam termangu
Aku masih menyebut namaMu
Biar susah sungguh
MengingatMu penuh seluruh

CahayaMu panas suci
Tinggal kerdip lilin di kelam sunyi

Aku hilang bentuk

Aku mengembara di negeri asing

Di pintuMu aku mengetuk
Aku tak bisa berpaling

I hope someday I'll be able to say that I am that traveler

The Road Not Taken
by Robert Frost (1875-1963)

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how one way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence;
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.


tolong tinggalkan saya mimpi buruk
biarkan saya kembali ke alam bawah sadar
di mana mata hati berhenti menangis darah
di mana rusuk tidak terasa remuk
di mana tulang punggung lupa menanggung letih
tempat amarah bisa tumpah keluar
membakar semua rasa pedih
membuang rasa muak jauh-jauh

let me be, just let me be