mercredi, juillet 13, 2011

The catfish

Ikan keli tak dapat ke ulu

Empangan jadi penunggu

Ibu keli hanya merindu
Tiadalah lagi anak keli

Hilanglah semua anak keli
Nak ke mana lagi ibu

Nak kemana lagi ibu keli
Hanya boleh turun ke laut

Ikan keli turun ke laut
Pantang dicabar penyu

Pantang dicabar penyu jantan

Biar putih tulang, jangan putih mata

Where will the catfish go

The catfish can no longer
go home to spawn upriver

The dams and men block
The way with engineering rock

She has no choice really
but to go onwards to sea

The unknown might attack
She may never come back

Yet she will evolve, unlike her father

and become stronger than ever...

6 commentaires:

remgold a dit…

The dams and men block
The way with engineering rock.

V nice.
Maam - use darker colour pls for the entry. Difficult to read for olkd folks like me.

ninotaziz a dit…

Ok, Sir Remgold. Here comes the embarrasing truth. Pakai Ipad, tak reti nak tukar font colour. Tiba tiba jadi grey!

remgold a dit…

hahaha! true right what i said about the ipad - kinda useless for Bloggers - or maybe the bloggers macam kita yg kayu.

can u pls write some quattrains on the ipad. let me start:
dua tiga boleh ku cari
tapi tak sama macam kak mah
two three i do blog entry
but susah use ipad, lah!

Sherry Blue Sky a dit…

Poignant poem, Nino. I love it, and feel for the catfish.

ninotaziz a dit…

Dear Sherry,
Exactly! I feel for the catfish too.

ninotaziz a dit…

To Ipad, or not to Ipad.

My daughter Ikesha must have Ipad like my garden needs rain. And DJ Ram THR lives by it - spinning away on the Ipad like a real turntable...

Yikes, there it shows. Nobody knows what a turntable is nowdays!

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