Posts Tagged ‘ Love ’

The Square Root Three

I fear that I will always be
A lonely number like root three
A three is all that’s good and right
Why must my three keep out of sight
Beneath a vicious square-root sign?
I wish instead I were a nine
For nine could thwart this evil trick
With just some quick arithmetic
I know I’ll never see the sun
As 1.7321
Such is my reality
A sad irrationality

When, hark, just what is this I see?
Another square root of a three
Has quietly come waltzing by
Together now we multiply
To form a number we prefer
Rejoicing as an integer
We break free from our mortal bonds
And with a wave of magic wands
Our square-root signs become unglued
And love for me has been renewed

David Feinberg

When I Think of You

I remember all the good times
The laughter, the cries, the sorrow, and the smiles
I remember how it used to be
When I was there for you and you were there for me
I miss the times we once had
When life was good and life was bad
But through all the years
You’ve stood by me when times were tough
You were there to give your help and love
And now today I clearly see
I need you and you need me

Source: bigfatbaby.com

Shakespeare: Sonnet 21

So is it not with me as with that muse,
Stirred by a painted beauty to his verse,
Who heav’n itself for ornament doth use,
And every fair with his fair doth rehearse—
Making a couplement of proud compare
With sun and moon, with earth and sea’s rich gems,
With April’s first-born flow’rs, and all things rare,
That heaven’s air in this huge rondure hems.
O! let me, true in love but truly write,
And then believe me: my love is as fair
As any mother’s child, though not so bright
As those gold candles fixed in heaven’s air.
Let them say more that like of hearsay well;
I will not praise that purpose not to sell.

Sonnet 21, William Shakespeare

Aku sangat menyukai sonet dengan rima ‘a-b-a-b, c-d-c-d, e-f-e-f, g-g’ ini. Selain indah, juga memiliki arti yang sangat aku setujui.

Terlepas dari semua hal, aku tentu juga punya orang yang benar-benar kusukai dan sama seperti yang ditulis oleh Shakespeare dalam sonet ini. Demikian juga aku. Aku tak akan melukiskan dia secara berlebihan. Aku tak akan memuja wanita dengan kata-kata indah yang palsu. Aku tak akan membandingkan pesonanya dengan sang mentari atau rembulan. Aku pun tak akan mengumpamakan dia sebagai intan permata maupun bunga musim semi.

Dia hanyalah seorang wanita pada umumnya. Dia biasa saja. Meskipun dirinya tak seterang bintang di angkasa, namun karena aku menyukainya, maka di mataku dia adalah cahaya diantara yang lainnya. Jika pujian berlebihan dan omong kosong dianggap romantis, maka aku memilih untuk tidak karena kebenaran adalah sebagaimana adanya dan ketulusan adalah cinta yang sebenarnya.

Seperti kata Shakespeare di baris terakhir, ‘Ia tak berniat menjual kekasihnya, maka ia tak akan membuang waktu untuk pujian yang berlebihan’. Aku pun sama. Dan lebih tidak mungkin lagi, berusaha merayu dengan puji-pujian seperti itu.

Cinta hanyalah sebentuk perasaan. Tiada alasan dan tak perlu pujian. Ibarat embun yang menyegarkan dedaunan di pagi hari, cinta menyejukkan hati.

Aku ingat aku pernah menulis:

“Memulai sebuah hubungan adalah satu hal. Bersama, apalagi, adalah hal lain. Sedangkan Cinta adalah lebih dari itu.”

2011-08-24,
Stef

Cinta Yang Berlalu

Telah pupus cintanya
oleh bisu yang kau dengungkan
Telah mati jiwanya
bersama cinta yang kau kuburkan

Kini hanya bangkai kenangan
berserakan di taman hatinya
Hanya cekam kegelapan
di tengah rindu yang menghantuinya

Dan dalam sunyi keheningan,
ia mengukir namamu di pusara hatinya
sebelum bangun dan berlalu kemudian
dengan senyuman di wajahnya

2011-08-21,
Stef

Ever Thine, Ever Mine, Ever Ours

Beethoven

Beethoven

My angel, my all, my very self – Only a few words today and at that with pencil (with yours) – Not till tomorrow will my lodgings be definitely determined upon – what a useless waste of time – Why this deep sorrow when necessity speaks – can our love endure except through sacrifices, through not demanding everything from one another; can you change the fact that you are not wholly mine, I not wholly thine.

My thoughts go out to you, my Immortal Beloved, now and then joyfully, then sadly, waiting to learn whether or not fate will hear us – I can live only wholly with you or not at all – Be calm, only by a calm consideration of our existence can we achieve our purpose to live together – Be calm – love me – today – yesterday – what tearful longings for you – you – you – my life – my all – farewell. Oh continue to love me – never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved.

ever thine
ever mine
ever ours

Beethoven

Saat Kau Tak Di Sisiku

Kini langit tak sebiru dahulu
Awan-awan semakin kelabu
Hilang paduan putih dan biru
Menghias angkasa berwarna sendu

Remang senja menelan bayangan
Mentari terbenam digiring rembulan
Hilang cahaya merintis kegelapan
Sebab bintang bersinar enggan

Inilah fenomena pengiring rindu
Dunia berduka memendam pilu
Bersama rintik hujan lantunkan lagu
Saat kau tak di sisiku

2011-08-17,
Stef

I Love You

It’s not a weight you must carry around.
It’s not a box that holds you in.
It’s not a standard you have to bear.
It’s not a sacrifice I make.
It’s not a pedestal you are frozen upon.
It’s not an expectation of perfection.
It’s not my life’s whole purpose (or your’s).
It’s not to make you change.
It’s not even to make you love me.
I love you.
It’s as pure and simple as that.

Anonymous