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Syair Jawa-Inggris: Umbrella Girl – Sujiwo Tejo

Karya: Sujiwo Tejo

UMBRELLA GIRL
Karya: Sujiwo Tejo

njedindil aku kademen
udane kapan leh tingkas
ket wingi mbrebes
koyo mili ra bakal rampung gati
panandange panyawange karerantan tambah
nglangut
soyo sangkut, soyo kelut
udan tangis, undane ra tingkas njedindil

tinunu kayu tinunu
nuthuli juwawut nuthuli
cecamah podo tinon nduwur mencit mabure
pancen
nandang kingkin
nandang wangwang tan keno kinoyo ngopo
pangrantese, pamulete
ibo koyo tan keno tan kinoyo ngopo

ndepipis kudanan ingatase payung srengenge
tinitah tinanting
tinatah ngluber bawono bawane tan bisa
ngglawat
kidung dennyo nyembadani
amuk krurane taksono
tatune prapteng walikat
reridu dikoyo ngopo

reridu prapting walikat
dineres kembeng waspane
jagade padang
taneg nora pijer tangi nganti
srengengene matarangan gegaleyah galeyahan
ojo takon ojo pundung
anglakoni uripmu kang nunggil jiwanggo

trembling in the cold
when will this rain ease
pouring since yesterday
like it shall never cease
her misery, her view, her suffering, a growing gale
swelling and swept by the swift current of fantasies
a storm of tears with no end, shivering

smouldering embers
who has eaten the turtledove’s meal
feasted wrongly till she flies so high
bringing misery
bringing incomparable doubt
her crying words, her embrace
as if there was no greater misery

sheltering under the umbrella of the sun
i am still caught in the rain
created and challenged
to understand the world and yet unable to
bewildered
confronted by the rage of the dragon*
wounds spreading over her entire body

moans of pain
piercing from chest to back
tears keep flowing as if wrung from her
at last her view clears
but the whole world is in her dreams
and there the sun will slowly set
yet do not ask, do not give up
live your life that is essentially at one with the
universe

* in the wayang story “Dewa Ruci”, the dragon syrnbolizes the manifestation of God

Song, lyric, vocal: Sujiwo Tejo
Music: Sekar Melati
Album: Mirah Ingsun (2012)
Buku: Republik Jancukers, Penerbit: Kompas

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