Oleh Marsli N.O
13 Januari 2023, 09:51

Untuk mendapatkan maklumat terkini, ikuti kami melalui Telegram

Langgan Sekarang

Marsli N.O menurunkan beberapa sajak-sajak protesnya terhadap peristiwa dan isu semasa sekitar tahun 1989 – 1991.

Tentu sahaja kerana niat awal saya menulis sajak-sajak itu bukan untuk mendapatkan pujian atau menyukakan perasaan sesiapa, tetapi sekadar mahu menyatakan fikiran menurut hal yang saya yakini.

Sekitar akhir tahun 1989, ketika didorong rasa bosan dan mual membaca terlalu banyak kata dan ucapan dalam sajak-sajak sekitar waktu itu yang bercita-cita mahu merubah dunia tetapi sebahagian besarnya hanya omong kosong, sebagai tanda protes, saya telah menerbitkan kumpulan sajak ini secara stensilan (memuatkan sajak-sajak sekitar tahun 1989–1991).

Setelah diedarkan secara percuma, beberapa teman menganggapnya sebagai sajak mini skirt malah tidak memberikan kepuasan kepada pembaca yang membacanya.

Salah seorang yang dikenali sebagai pengkritik generasi baharu sekitar waktu itu, menuding dan menghujatnya sebagai, “Mahu dibaling keluar tingkap kereta api setelah selesai membacanya.”

Tentu sahaja kerana niat awal saya menulis sajak-sajak itu bukan untuk mendapatkan pujian atau menyukakan perasaan sesiapa, tetapi sekadar mahu menyatakan fikiran menurut hal yang saya yakini. Saya memilih jalan terus dan tidak sedikit pun rasa terganggu menghadapi kritikan dan hujatan sebegitu.

Tahun 1995, seorang kawan membantu menterjemahkan kumpulan sajak ini ke dalam bahasa Inggeris dan saya bawa ke satu acara sastera di Manila pada tahun yang sama.

Hari ini, saya tergerak untuk menyiarkan semula kumpulan sajak-sajak ini tatkala menemui pernyataan atau manifestasi pihak tertentu betapa karangan sajak-sajak pendek itu sesuatu yang hebat dan baharu.

Di luar persoalan benar atau salah pernyataan sebegitu, untuk sementara ini, saya muatkan versi Inggeris sajak-sajak ini dahulu.

The Corral Said

it’s been told that, all men are
wise
but why is it then
I often saw them
eager to become buffaloes
and
cows?

1988

The Princess Said

for love, or might be desire
that hill endowed by the king,
as dowry.

1988

The Moon Said

one night, I heard
a son asked his dad:
“what is moon, dad?”
and the father replied:
“don’t you ever asked. or else
our village will be clawed
by geroda!”

1988

The Chicken Said

Hence,
ladies and gentlemen
you too have become chicken
lays an egg,
a village in uproar
for months!

1989

The Egg Said

which came first,
eggs or chicken
chicken or eggs?
and you too
become aged
in between debates and neglects

1989

The Snail Said

I am better off a snail
even though sluggish
unlike you:
just to be at the front
willing to scramble
trampling and biting friends

1989

The Ant Said

don’t give me anymore sugar
because now
a delicious meat
have arrived
from the battlefield:
the meat of your brothers
and clansmen!

1989

The Crab Said

don’t trouble yourself
explaining
how we are supposed to walk
when you, sir
still stagger
in front of the holes
and at times we saw
how you walk backwards
running from
your shadow.

1989

The Crab Said (2)

I am destined
to be a crab
but what about thou
who are not?

1991

The Beach Said

day after day I see
maidens lay here
until one time
they will realize
who I really am
when later
what they bore
are only pebbles.

1989

The Park Said

strange,
is this the way
to be in love?
where men bite women’s lips
and women bite back?

1989

The Hill Said

they always forget
the wet valley
and the chapped ravine.

1989

The Hill Said To The Dog

for centuries
you barked at me
but
if I ever crumble
it’s not because of you!

1989

The Soil Said

I have been destined
to be soil
and on my breast
not only you pray
but naked too.

1989

The Climate Said

after ripping
the hills and jungles
why do you have to blame me
when suddenly the drought burst
when suddenly the river bleed
and the earth cracked?

1989

The Rope Said

after
entangled
your
friend
you
B E W A I L
!

1989

The Mosquito Net Said

sir,
I know you men
are timid
but if you are angry at
the mosquito
spying on your romance
why do you have to burn me?

1989

The Shoe Said

after all these years
enslaving me,
are you still unsure of
your destination
and your end?

1989

The Destar Said

it’s certain now
you will not quarrel
if earlier
your ancestor
place me at their foot
not their head.

1989

The Book Said

What have you found
After all these years
Flipping through me,
If not
Yourself collecting dust?

1989

The Life Said

you shall never know,
not until
I am
at the end of your throat.

1989

The Fingernail Said

have you ever imagine
while neaten and clipping me
what if that small blade
is a bear
clawing your skin
wouldn’t you cry?

1989

The Not Said

I will answer
yesyesyesyesyesyesyes
yesyesyesyesyesyes
yesyesyesyesyes
when you said
nonononononono
nononononono
nonononono
because I saw
the dagger that you tried to hide!

1989

SAID !

-watchooooooout,
he’s
coming
down.

1989

The Peak Said

I saw
the dagger
when you said:
HELLO
to your friend
who’s out in the valley.

1989

The Grieve Said

?
those who have gone
will they
ever comeback

1990

The Knife Said

beware,
if I am
Y
O
U
!

1990

The Death Said

HELLO,
have you
prepared?

1990

The Meat Said

did you ever asked,
to whom I belong
when you snatched
and devour me?

1991

The Rock Said

in silence
never have I thought
I would soften
by the grace of water
that flows
tirelessly!

1991

The History Said

for centuries
I watch
men study
what’s the best way
to kill their friends
and then quickly clean
the blood
that splashed
on my white forehead.

1991

Kredit Gambar: Janaan Kecerdasan Buatan DALL-E

_________________________

Marsli N.O lahir di Kertih, Terengganu. Kini penulis sepenuh masa dan sering berpergian ke mana-mana secara bersendirian, demi merangsang daya kreatif dan kreativitinya. Telah menerbitkan beberapa buku dan dapat dihubungi lewat e-mel [email protected].

Artikel ini ialah © Hakcipta Terpelihara JendelaDBP. Sebarang salinan tanpa kebenaran akan dikenakan tindakan undang-undang.
Buletin JendelaDBP
Inginkan berita dan artikel utama setiap hari terus ke e-mel anda?

Kongsi

error: Content is protected !!