Monday, March 21, 2011

My Shadow

Satu lagi peom kegemaran aku My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson. Macam dahsyat je suke poem English ye? Sebenarnya ni poem yang pernah aku baca masa Darjah 2 (8 tahun) di skolah ACS dulu. Masuk Poem Recitation Contest, aku dapat nombor 2. Nombor 1 dak Benggali nama Balwant Kaur. Aku ingat nama die sbb poem yang die baca mase tu panjang gile. S0n0k gile la dapat kalahkan dak2 cina. Sampai sekarang aku masih hafal poem ni, tapi 1st verse je la. Yang bawah2 tu haraammm...

I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.
He is very, very like me from the heels up to the head;
And I see him jump before me, when I jump into my bed.

The funniest thing about him is the way he likes to grow--
Not at all like proper children, which is always very slow;
For he sometimes shoots up taller like an india-rubber ball,
And he sometimes goes so little that there's none of him at all.

He hasn't got a notion of how children ought to play,
And can only make a fool of me in every sort of way.
He stays so close behind me, he's a coward you can see;
I'd think shame to stick to nursie as that shadow sticks to me!

One morning, very early, before the sun was up,
I rose and found the shining dew on every buttercup;
But my lazy little shadow, like an arrant sleepy-head,
Had stayed at home behind me and was fast asleep in bed.

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