ULYSES – Poem by Giuseppe NAPOLITANO / Translated into AHASA MELAYU by Siti Ruqaiyah HASHIM

Poem by Giuseppe NAPOLITANO

 

ULYSES

No matter how good you are at pausing the trip
or how stopping grants rest
it’s waiting again (not always a bad thing)
the open sea -virtous call
of knowledge- and if Ulysses calls
to journey you cannot refuse
the mad flight that makes a man true

And then you dive in, trying to reach as soon
as your arms will take you the faraway shore
where you hope someone will be waiting for you

Someone who can give you an honest mirror
from which you can seek guidance:
which’s the way to bring me back home?
the stop becomes ever lighter
if already you think about other walks
about other journey and fantasies-
looking but not always getting there

 

ULYSES

Walau bagaimana bagus pun engkau menghentikan perjalanan

kerana berhenti itu menjanjikan istirehat
ia menunggu lagi (tidak semestinya perkara tidak baik)

laut luas itu –panggilan suci
ilmu- dan jika Ulyses menyeru
untuk perjalanan yang tak boleh kau tolak
perjalanan gila yang menjadikan kau manusia sejati

Kemudian kau akan terjun mencuba untuk sampai secepat mungkin

kerana tangan mu akan berenang ke pantai yang jauh

di mana kau harap seseorang akan menunggu mu

Seseorang yang dapat memberikan cermin yang jujur

di mana kau dapat mencari panduan:
arah manakah yang akan membawa ku pulang?
hentian itu menjadi tambah mudah
jika engkau sudah pun mula berfikir perjalanan lain

tentang pengembaraan lain dan fantasi-
melihat tapi tak sampai ke sana

 

Translated into AHASA MELAYU by Siti Ruqaiyah HASHIM

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