Wednesday, 13 July 2016

THE POET AND THE KING

Once a upon a time, a King had a private poet. Sometimes he would ask the poet to read some good poems for him to enjoy.

One day the King decided to write a poem himself. After he finished writing, he called the poet and said, "Today I have tried hard to write a poem out of my own experience. I want you to listen to it carefully."

He then begin to read the poem with as much feeling as he could. At the end, he turned to the poet and said, "How was it?". The poet paused a moment and said, "Your Excellency, unfortunately I have to say that it was not so strong. It's a very poor work." The King became angry and asked the soldiers to send him to the stable for two nights because of his bad judgement!.

A few months later, the King tried to test his ability in writing again. He then called for the poet and read him the poem. After he finished reading, he turned to the poet and said, "How was this one?". The poet stood up in silence and started walking away. The King looked at him in surprise and said, "Where are you going then?".

"To the stable". The poet answered as he continued walking.

RAJA DAN PENYAIR

Pada suatu masa dahulu, Raja di sebuah negeri mempunyai seorang penyair peribadi. Kadang kala Baginda akan meminta penyair peribadinya membacakan beberapa sajak yang merdu untuk hiburan Baginda.

Pada suatu hari, Baginda mengambil keputusan untuk menulis sendiri sebuah sajak. Setelah Baginda selesai menulis, Baginda memanggil penyair Baginda dan berkata, "Hari ini Beta telah cuba menulis sebuah sajak daripada pengalaman Beta sendiri. Beta mahu tuan hamba mendengarnya dengan teliti."

Baginda mula membaca sajak tersebut dengan penuh perasaan. Setelah selesai membaca, Baginda menoleh ke arah penyair Baginda dan bertanya, "Jadi, bagaimana?". Penyair Raja berfikir sejenak dan berkata, "Tuanku, patik terpaksa berkata bahawa sajak itu tidak bagus. Ia hasil kerja yang lemah." Raja menjadi sangat marah dan mengarahkan tentera Baginda menghantar penyair itu ke kandang kuda untuk dua malam disebabkan komen salahnya!.

Beberapa bulan kemudian, Raja mencuba sekali lagi kebolehan Baginda untuk menulis. Baginda memanggil sekali lagi memanggil penyair Baginda dan membacakan sajak yang ditulisnya. Setelah selesai membaca, Baginda menoleh ke arah penyair dan berkata, "Bagaimana dengan yang ini?". Penyair itu bangun tanpa berkata apa-apa dan mula berjalan keluar. Raja berasa terkejut melihatnya dan bertanya, " Ke manakah tuan hamba hendak pergi?"

"Ke kandang kuda". Penyair itu menjawab sambil berjalan keluar.

Diterjemah oleh : Teratai Melur
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