Narcissus Februari 21, 2010Posted by Afra Afifah in Sang Pujangga.
Tags: Sapardi Djoko Damono
just like me: what’s your name, isn’t that right?
on the surface on the pool you gaze is calm and your longing deep
but let us not love
let me not reach out and have you change into me
or wait until the wind loosens a leaf
that falls into the pool: your gaze quivers, does it not?
will I be disappointed if the water calms again?
will I be disappointed if the leaves, one after another, fall?
~*Sapardi Djoko Damono*~