Friday, November 4, 2016

Chrysogonus #80 - dusk after earthquake

dusk after earthquake
May 27, 2006 

dusk comes with blankets
to cover a broken roof
clay tiles like shattered on the ground

half houses try to stand
without doors or windows
it's blood that stains the soil

hard mattresses are for the injured
surviving until now
to watch feet come and go

after today's endless burials
still the screaming
still the tears

still another body found
dusk is a lullaby
of fading light

brings the break all need
some will wake to a next sun
some will go on sleeping

under the blanket of dusk



candikala gempa bumi 

selimut senjakala menutupi 
atap yang rusak atau tiada
genteng terserak di tanah

sisa rumah berusaha berdiri 
tanpa pintu, tanpa jendela 
darah membasahi bumi 

kasur tanah bagi yang terluka
yang bertahan hingga sekarang 
memandang kaki-kaki berlalu-lalang

pemakaman tak henti-henti hari ini
masih bergaung di udara, jerit 
air mata belum ingin mengering

masih banyak jasad menanti dicari
dalam alunan lembut lagu senja
cahaya yang perlahan melesap

pertanda istirahat menjelang
matahari esok menyambut sebagian 
mereka yang tidak lanjut tertidur 

meringkuk di balik selimut senjakala

2 comments:

  1. dusk is a lullaby of fading light - oh Chrys lovely.

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