Trial: An Ode for the One-Eyed Face

stanczyk_matejko
Lukisan “Stanczyk saat pesta dansa di pengadilan Ratu Bona yang baru kehilangan Smolensk” karya Jan Matejko yang diselesaikan pada tahun 1862.

Fourteen winged faces shoved into sun-
Less tombs, mouth wide open under the EXIT.
Each was called out with an eye to submit
And another to keep. One sojourned
Where the others had been. “What’ve you seen?”
Came a voice so profound. He fought the fear
To tilt but saw no face aground: “I’ve seen life.”
The voice paced forth and the thunders thrive.
It cast his eye and told him to refrain
Some remnants of memories he lay pride within.
Then, his dyed-white guise began to deign:
“How’d I squeeze back the sight that’s purloined?”
Thus a smile was thrown but not for good,
Clung to the the souls, longing to be spooked.
Grind! Grind! He reached the ground’s apex
Dazzled by the vast expanse before him
As if he just revealed a brave new world.
“I’m here,” he purred in the need of whim
To see life better at once and the next.

AUGUST, 2017.

Note: This poem was inspired by the day of my undergraduate thesis trial.

Puisi: Zaitgais

zeitgeist_by_vivalavida-d2ps7jt
“Zeitgeist” oleh Vivalavida (deviantart)

ini waktu atau jelaga?
makin tiba keujung,
makin gerah kudibuat
lebih jauh kubingung
malah rusak berkelebat

ini waktu atau jelaga?
unta sudah bunting
kucing jadi anjing
sapi jadi “orang penting”
pun sejiwa sanggup berlari

(laut turkwa jadi 011 Turki
umpat para pendukung!
gantung yang mencari!
kelupas kulit; kelut kelahi)

O, penjinak denting!
ini waktu bukan jelaga
yang pendek mengilat
yang panjang ‘nggeliat
busuk dalam penat
remuk–tamat!

30/11/16. 17:42.

Puisi: Wasiat Siddhartha

 

buddha_by_kromespawn
“Buddha” oleh Kromespawn (deviantart)

malam di Sunyavima, kuadu tatap raja hutan
yang mati, tergantung di rubanah wihara.
matanya menganga seperti kupu-kupu Bhutan
masuk, berkoloni di dalam dada;

ia bisikkan, “selamatkan anak-anak”
sekarat bekas tak diberi asupan
menggigil dibelai Setan malam
keluar dari sangkarnya;

kukatakan pada para belulang
simpan jasadnya biar pening
sendirian di bawah tanah
dihisap waktu sampai kering;

Orion jatuh ke lauh mahfuz
telanjang menari pangku sebelum datang
tentara embun yang enggan diindahkan
sejak tujuh ratus tahun menjelang;

 

26/11/2016. 20:52.