Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Pantun Ramadan*

I've posted about quatrain, and while it's a bit late, I just want to share some Ramadan quatrains my friends sent to me. Somehow I don't have the heart to translate these (read: or simply laziness), so I leave them in its original form, in Bahasa, that is. 

Note that the first line means nothing, while the second line is the real message, but the one thing that connects the lines is the last syllable of those lines are in rhyme.

Bubur sumsum pakai kelapa
Assalamualaikum dulu ah biar dapat pahala

Anak raksasa makan mangga
Nggak terasa sudah mau tiba

Pohon pepaya dimakan rusa
Kalau ada salah maafin juga ya
(from Temy)

Ayam kampung baca koran
Ya ampun, sebentar lagi Ramadan

Makan dodol di Balikpapan
Belum afdol kalau belum maaf-maafan
(from Mas Ritno)

For the next quatrain, the first two-line means nothing, while the content lies on the second two-line.

Kembang melati sungguhlah indah
Di tengah taman jadi hiasan
Harum Ramadan tercium sudah
Salah dan khilaf mohon dimaafkan

Bunga terangkai terikat tali
Lama dipandang indah sekali
Biarpun Ramadan tak sampai seminggu lagi
Semoga saya jadi yang pertama mengucapkan mohon maaf setulus hati
(from Emil)

If you're curious about the meaning in English, just use Google translation. Do you like quatrains?

*Ramadan Quatrain

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