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Buah Delima (The Pomegranate) – Kahlil Gibran

Karya: Kahlil Gibran

BUAH DELIMA
Karya: Kahlil Gibran

Seorang lelaki memiliki pohon delima di kebunnya. Setiap musim gugur ia selalu meletakkan buah-buah delima itu di atas baki perak di depan rumahnya. Di atas baki itu diletakkan kertas bertuliskan, “Selamat datang. Ambillah sebuah.”

Namun orang-orang yang lewat di depan rumahnya tidak seorang pun yang mengambil buah yang disediakan.

Kemudian laki-laki itu berpikir. Pada musim berikutnya ia tidak meletakkan delima di atas baki perak di depan rumahnya, namun ia meletakkan sebuah tulisan, “Ini adalah delima paling baik di daerah ini, kami menjualnya satu perak lebih mahal daripada delima yang lain.”

Ternyata semua tetangga, pria maupun wanita datang berduyun-duyun untuk membeli delima itu.

Kahlil Gibran
Buku: Sang Pengelana


THE POMEGRANATE
By: Kahlil Gibran

There was once a man who had many pomegranate trees in his orchard. And for many an autumn he would put his pomegranates on silvery trays outside of his dwelling, and upon the trays he would place signs upon which he himself had written, “Take one for aught. You are welcome.”

But people passed by and no one took of the fruit.

Then the man bethought him, and one autumn he placed no pomegranates on silvery trays outside of his dwelling, but he raised this sign in large lettering: “Here we have the best pomegranates in the land, but we sell them for more silver than any other pomegranates.”

And now behold, all the men and women of the neighborhood came rushing to buy.

Kahlil Gibran
Book: The Wanderer

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