Pengenalan

"The Yaslehs

Since 1968, when his first poem Sebuah Sumpah Derhaka was published in Majalah Mastika, our dad, yassinsalleh, has written voraciously, but at the same time is so disorganized that we could hardly keep track of what he has written. It is even worse now that he writes his poems in his phone and sms it to us his children. Believe you me, he spent a lot of money on smsing long poem to us that is sometimes lost to accidental deleting. So we, his three children - Yasleh Rita Ayu, Yasleh Hani Wati, and Yasleh Khaliff Amri - decided that enough is enough, we need to keep some kind of record of his poetry, thus the creation of this blog. This will be a cache to collect all his old poems and a safe to keep all his future ones. In the film world, mentioning my dad's name will immediately brings to mind his 10 awards winning film Dia Ibuku in which he personally won 2 - Best Director and Best Screenplay- but in the literary world the poem ikan-ikan di kaca is synonymous to him, hence the name of this blog.

ikan-ikan di kaca
(buat adik-adikku tom dan ani)

pun mentari sudah tiada api
dan bulan yang merdu
sudah sejuk nyanyinya
di hujung jari jemari embun
kita masih belum terlalu lewat
untuk menerima satu hakikat

ia,
kita anak-anak satu keturunan
yang menganuti escapisme
selama ini
hanyalah
ikan-ikan di kaca
ia
ikan-ikan di kaca.

ikan-ikan di kaca indah alamnya
ikan-ikan di kaca gemulai renangnya
ikan-ikan di kaca manja hidupnya
ikan-ikan di kaca terpenjara sebenarnya.

tidak lama lagi
embun
akan kering
dan mentari
berapi kembali
kuharap
kalian sudah mengerti
bahawa kita
selama ini
hanyalah
ikan-ikan di kaca
esok
masihkah kita
ikan-ikan di kaca?

yassinsalleh
Kuala Lumpur akhir 1969
Dewan Masyarakat, April 1970 "

(dari blog ikanikandikaca)

Dan inisiatif anak-anakku tersayang ini, aku abadikan disini.

Terima kasih Abang, terima kasih Along, terima kasih Adik.

What a wonderful world. - yassinsalleh


Saturday, March 17, 2012

Hikayat Seribu Satu Malamku ...sambungan malam keEMPAT


Aduhai malang Pak kaduk,
Ayamnya menang kampung tergadai,
Ada nasi dicurahkan,
Awak pulang kebuluran,

Mudik menongkah surut,
Hilir menongkah pasang,
Ada isteri dibunuh,
Nyaris mati oleh tak makan,

Masa belayar kematian angin,
Sauh dilabuh bayu berpuput,
Ada rumah bertandang duduk,
Aduhai malang Pak Kaduk.

Demikianlah watakPak Kaduk
perlambangan psaike suatu bangsa malang
tanahnya dia tapi ladang dipunya orang
sayang di sayang.

Ada beras ditabur-taburkan,
rebahkan padi tegakkan lalang,
ayam kelaparan di bendang
itik di air tak dapat berenang
malang oh malang.

Dusun berbunga dipajakkan
durian gugur tak dapat makan
diarak dijujung calon sendiri
dah jadi menteri terjual negeri
kapal dilaut gudang di darat
kepunyaan orang awak melarat.
tonggang oh langgang.

Indahnya subur tanah bertuah
hidup kebulur tidak berumah
ke sungai menjala lebah
ke gunung menadah lukah
mudik ke hilir tempurung ditarah
ngilir ke ulu minta sedekah.
Payah oh payah.

Demikianlah
ceritera malang Pak Kaduk
tak dapat telinga
dipulas tanduk
sepenuh rela hidung dicucuk.
Tunduk oh runduk terkejut beruk.
... bersambung ke malam esuk
Menjaring angin,
Mengenggam air.

yassinsalleh
2204 hrs. March 17. 2012
La Cassa Pacifica D Yasleh
Copyright (c) 2012 yassinsalleh
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