guess it runs in the family


Rumah indahmu
(written while watching Tita* playing water at San Diego Hills**)
Endang Johani***

tercapailah kini yang kau cita
diam di bukit luas cakrawala
rumput hijau memangku danau

kalau tidak di hari tuamu
maka biarlah di hari abadimu
senyum bidari
nyala lilin
menyambutmu
karena kau pulang di hari jadimu

riang cucumu mengecipak sejuknya air
yang mengalir di pinggir makammu
kutahu kau damai di alam sana
karena makammu indah penuh bunga

                                             18/02/08****

Di makam tua
(written otw from bekonang***** to skh******, very sleepy)
Endang Johani

dua orang lelaki
dua generasi
berjongkok di kerikil makam
mencabut perdu, memungut daun bertebaran
menyapu jejati di tanah hujan
berdoa kepada tuhan yang hampir dilupakan
kupandangi mereka, mengharukan

lalu kutaruh bunga di atasnya
bapak/yangkung, ibu/yangti
dan adik bayi mungil di kaki makam
yang kini dipangku Tuhan

                                            21/03/08

*my mom’s granddaughter, not from me
**actually in Krawang
***my mom, yesterday she asked, as she handed me these poems, ‘how do i join your Bunga Matahari thing?’
****the day after my dad, her husband, died
*****a little village outside solo where my mom’s family comes from, also ray sahetapy’s village in opera jakarta, because arswendo atmowiloto who wrote the script came from this sleepy, incestuous village, too. so did srimulat
******sukoharjo, the kabupaten town next to solo, we were going to a wedding there

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9 thoughts on “guess it runs in the family

  1. san diego hills, aku ingin run to the hills
    bruce dickinson dan steve harris
    gitar bas yang mengelupas kulitnya
    di pangkuan mama dan papa

    diiringi lagu rohani yang sudah tercatat
    dalam diari, tersimpan dalam kotak terkunci rapat

    “…dengar doaku…”
    “orang lain kau hampiri, jangan jalan terus..”

    santo petrus menggandeng maria ozawa
    “dia maha pengampun lagi penyayang”
    karena maria magdalene sibuk menjaga sastra
    ada gabriel berperisai perak menuntun sherina

    “god is a rock star you better remember that baby”

    run to the hills, run for your life…*

    *dari lirik 'run to the hills* milik 'iron maiden'

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