Sofia Nin (b. 1990)

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SELECTED POEMS

Binatang Jalanan

entah kenapa semakin dilihat tingkah manusia zaman sekarang 
seakan marga satwa yang tidak tau dari mana asal kandang usulnya 

entah kenapa semakin dibebaskan akan suaranya 
seakan kumpulan gagak hitam yang patah sayap nyaring suaranya 

entah kenapa semakin dicantaskan maunya menderu berasak 
seakan segerombolan tebuan yang diambil madunya 

entah kenapa semakin hari manusia kuatnya sekedar hilaian tawa sang keledai 
seakan cuma tau menebarkan propaganda tak berasas wujudnya 

bangkitlah bangsa, kita didusta pemburu hutan yang beratur menyusun senjata 
masih buta atau masih suka duduk terpuruk dalam puing puing retaknya kita? 

by Sofia Nin
from Puisi Berantakan (2014)


Street Animal

somehow as we look at the acts of people in today’s time 
as though the animals don’t know which cage it comes from

somehow as more freedom is given, the voice 
as if a group of sharped-voiced black crows had broken their wings

somehow as it is trimmed, the desire is burning 
as if honey is taken from a swarm of wasps 

somehow as days pass by, only people’s laughter is as loud as donkey’s 
as if to spread baseless propaganda 

people, please rise up, we are lied to by jungle hunters who are assembling weapons
still blind or still, like sitting down stuck in our debris and crack?

by Sofia Nin
translated by Nur Diyanah Razali
from Puisi Berantakan (2014)

 

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