Monthly Archives: March 2014

Metafor Hidup dan Kelom Geulis

saya mengenalnya sebagai baikak, orang di tanah Pasundan mengenalnya sebagai Kelom Geulis. Kelom berarti sendal kayu, dan geulis berarti cantik; sendal kayu yang cantik. Keterasingan dua kata ini pasti akan sering muncul di banyak hal dalam kehidupan. Sebagai individu yang berpikir praktis, seleksi alam adalah salah satu istilah yang sering kita dengar. Tentunya berbagai kajian akademis mengenai perihal terkait lebih dalam menyelaminya.

Rincian yang tersemat pada bakiak cantik pun pudar, laksana rincian disekitar manusia. Banyak hal juga yang berganti, mulai dari roda politik, ekonomi, interaksi sosial manusia, sampai agama. Tapi tunggu dulu. Mungkin semuanya tidak sekaligus hilang. Melainkan perubahan bentuk juga terjadi diantara mereka.

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Kelom Geulis (Abi Syihab, 2012)

Seperti kelom geulis. Bukankah bakiak secara penggunaan tidak dikenal dengan cirinya yang cantik? Riasan warna dan corak membuat kelom berganti kulit. Tidak menghilangkan fungsi aslinya, sebagai alas kaki tentunya. Pun dengan berbagai macam hal.

Atau bahkan kelom geulis pada beberapa masa yang akan datang bukan lagi berasal dari tanah Pasundan? Melainkan dari tanah Amerika Selatan misalnya? Bagaimana tidak, diaspora di berbagai belahan bumi membuat sulit untuk membendung banyak hal, termasuk hal yang seperti ini. seberapa kuat paten di dunia internasional melalui Unesco misalnya, tetap saja batik sekarang sudah dikenal sebagai motif banyak kalangan. Atau bahkan teknologi yang kontemporer semisal smartphone?

Tidak ada yang kekal di bumi ini, kelom geulis menjadi satu saksinya. Begitu juga dengan kehidupan. Nyawa, ah ini sudah terlalu umum dibahasakan ke-tidak-kekal-annya. Makanan yang kita kunyah dan kita cerna pun tidak akan selamanya membantu regenerasi energi untuk beraktivitas setiap hari, termasuk jenis makanannya. Sekiranya ingin tetap bertahan, mungkin nanti sate ayam harus mengubah sajian yang biasa dikenalnya. Bukan dengan bumbu kacang mungkin, melainkan dengan bumbu cabai?

Namun adakah yang bertahan lama di muka bumi ini? Ada, damai.

Teman Tinta

Referensi

1. Syihab, Abi. 2012. Kelom Geulis Semakin Laris Manis. <http://ekonomi.kompasiana.com/wirausaha/2012/04/08/kelom-geulis-semakin-laris-manis-448314.html&gt; [10 Maret 2014].
2. Nn. 2013. Sejarah Sandal Kelom Geulis Tasik. <kelomgeulistasik.com> [10 Maret 2014].

Elaika

here are my highest request for you, the lord of creation
even if i was a criminal, you are the generous
and when my heart became constricted and my path became narrowed
i took my hope in your pardon and forgiveness as an opening and an escape
you are and still remain the only one who can forgive sins
you grant and forgive out of your benevolence and generosity

here are my highest request for you, the lord of creation
even if i was a criminal, you are the generous
and when my heart became constricted and my path became narrowed
i took my hope in your pardon and forgiveness as an opening and an escape
you are and still remain the only one who can forgive sins
you grant and forgive out of your benevolence and generosity

are you not the one who has provided for me and guided me
and you have not ceased being gracious to me and full of favors
perhaps the beneficent one will forgive my mistakes
and cover up my sins and what has gone forth
so if you forgive me, you would have forgiven a sinner
a rebellious person, still sinning
so if you were to seek revenge from me, then i would not despair
even if they entered my soul into the fire of hell due to the sins

here are my highest request for you, the lord of creation
even if i was a criminal, you are the generous
and when my heart became constricted and my path became narrowed
i took my hope in your pardon and forgiveness as an opening and an escape
you are and still remain the only one who can forgive sins
you grant and forgive out of your benevolence and generosity

eloquent when he makes mention of his lord
and in the mention of other than him, he is speechless
he says, m beloved, you are what I request and desire
you are enough of a longing and benefit for those who have hope
I protect my love lest, my desires should pollute it

and I preserve the contract of love, lest it be defiled
in my wakefulness is yearning and in my slumber is destiny
That’s pursuing my footsteps in ecstasy
for my crimes are great, pas and present
but your forgiveness comes to the servant, more exalted and more great

here are my highest request for you, the lord of creation
even if i was a criminal, you are the generous
and when my heart became constricted and my path became narrowed
i took my hope in your pardon and forgiveness as an opening and an escape
you are and still remain the only one who can forgive sins
you grant and forgive out of your benevolence and generosity

“Imam Shafi`i on his death-bed”