ARTFUL CHESS GAME OF THE GODS (PERCATURAN BERSENI TUHAN-TUHAN) / Poem by Siti Ruqaiyah HASHIM

Poem by Siti Ruqaiyah HASHIM

 

ARTFUL CHESS GAME OF THE GODS

My man
Thank you
For loving me
Pouring everything
In your cryptic poems
Your soul potrayed there
Your love spilled in them
Confusions also clearly digested
And not a bit doubted
Not even a drop of surprise at all

My man we had dived into
Lakes of hearts and minds
And I believed
You really love me

But playing fields had changed
The gods are in the arena
With exotic artful chess games
And we both knew
The next rules

All pawns will be sacrificed!

Not any difference

From a friend’s words

That legs of the Palestinians

Are dowels of heaven!

Ah! We are the chosen pawns
Not any ordinary ones
Be happy with that….

 

PERCATURAN BERSENI TUHAN-TUHAN

Lelaki ku
Terima kasih
Kerana mencintai ku
Mencurahkan segala isi hati
Dalam racau puisi mu
Jiwa mu terpamer di sana
Cinta mu tertumpah di situ
Keliru juga jelas tercerna
Sedikit pun tidak ku ragukan
Setitis pun tidak menghairankan

Lelaki ku telah kita selami
Segala tasik hati budi
Dan aku percaya
Engkau cukup cinta kepada ku

Tapi padang permainan telah berubah
Tuhan-tuhan telah memasuki gelanggang
Dengan percaturan eksotik maha berseni
Dan kita pun cukup tahu
Peraturan seterusnya

Semua bidak akan dikorbankan!

Tak ubah seperti kata seorang teman
Bahawa kaki-kaki orang Palestin
Adalah kayu pemasak syurga!

Ah! Kita adalah bidak pilihan
Bukan sembarangan
Berbahagialah dengannya…..

Berlinale Palast
Winter 2020

POEM WRITTEN AND TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH BY

SITI RUQAIYAH HASHIM

FOR: 3RD PEACE POEM ANTHOLOGY
TITLED: ARTFUL CHESS GAMES OF THE GODS

COPYRIGHT RESERVED.

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