THE LOVE PEDDLAR (PENJAJA CINTA) / Poem by Siti Ruqaiyah Hashim 

Poem by Siti Ruqaiyah Hashim 

 

THE LOVE PEDDLAR

Is it you who is so great
pedalling love
and I fell to all your words
or I had expected them
and purposely
took your hand
that liberated me from them
and jolted you
to think deep
about the love you pedalled
in your empty dry desert
and still hanging
to the dry oasis
that you believe still exist
and start thinking about His love?

Ah! its so beautiful
seeing you
starting to search yourself!

 

PENJAJA CINTA

Engkau kah yang handal
menjaja cinta
dan aku terbeli
segala kata mu
atau aku sudah menduga
dan sengaja
menyambut tangan mu
untuk membebaskan diri
dari mereka
dan menyentak mu
supaya berfikir
tentang jajan cinta mu
yang kontang di tanah gersang
dan bergayut
pada wadi kering
yang kau percayai masih wujud
dan mula berfikir tentang cinta Nya!

Ah! Nikmatnya
melihat engkau
mula mencari diri mu sendiri!

Vratnik, Sarajevo
Ramadan 1440

Poem written and translated into English by  Siti Ruqaiyah Hashim 
Copyright Reserved.

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