Scene on Three (55)

SceneOnThree

Waktu cepat sekali berlalu, tak terasa sudah waktunya Scene on Three lagi. Saat saya sadari, ternyata sepuluh hari ke belakang saya tidak memposting sebuah review pun, padahal banyak yang harus dicicil.

Beberapa waktu lalu, saya sempat mengalami ‘mogok baca’, jadi buku apa pun yang coba saya baca tidak ada yang ‘pas’ hingga berakhir dengan saya mencoba dan mencoba beberapa bacaan tanpa saya selesaikan. Pada akhirnya, takdir mempertemukan saya kembali dengan Oscar Wilde. Saat ini saya sedang di halaman-halaman akhir The Picture of Dorian Gray, satu-satunya novel salah satu penulis favorit saya ini, yang bacanya sempat tertunda beberapa bulan lalu. Tanpa berpanjang-panjang lagi, saya akan membagi sebuah scene panjang dari buku ini:

There are few of us who have not sometimes wakened before dawn, either after one of those dreamless nights that make us almost enamoured of death, or one of those nights of horror and misshapen joy, when through the chambers of the brain sweep phantoms more terrible than reality itself, and instinct with that vivid life that lurks in all grotesques, and that lends to Gothic art its enduring vitality, this art being, one might fancy, especially the art of those whose minds have been troubled with the malady of reverie. Gradually white fingers creep through the curtains, and they appear to tremble. In black fantastic shapes, dumb shadows crawl into the corners of the room and crouch there. Outside, there is the stirring of birds among the leaves, or the sound of men going forth to their work, or the sigh and sob of the wind coming down from the hills and wandering round the silent house, as though it feared to wake the sleepers and yet must needs call forth sleep from her purple cave. Veil after veil of thin dusky gauze is lifted, and by degrees the forms and colours of things are restored to them, and we watch the dawn remaking the world in its antique pattern. The wan mirrors get back their mimic life. The flameless tapers stand where we had left them, and beside them lies the half-cut book that we had been studying, or the wired flower that we had worn at the ball, or the letter that we had been afraid to read, or that we had read too often. Nothing seems to us changed. Out of the unreal shadows of the night comes back the real life that we had known. We have to resume it where we had left off, and there steals over us a terrible sense of the necessity for the continuance of energy in the same wearisome round of stereotyped habits, or a wild longing, it may be, that our eyelids might open some morning upon a world that had been refashioned anew in the darkness for our pleasure, a world in which things would have fresh shapes and colours, and be changed, or have other secrets, a world in which the past would have little or no place, or survive, at any rate, in no conscious form of obligation or regret, the remembrance even of joy having its bitterness and the memories of pleasure their pain. (p.144-145)

Gambaran tentang fajar ini sangat indah menurut saya; mulai dari visualisasi, suara-suara, hingga suasananya tertangkap begitu nyata dalam deskripsi ini. Bahkan bagaimana masalah-masalah kita nampak saat fajar pun digambarkan. Begitu besarnya efek matahari–atau kemunculannya–pada alam dan manusia, hingga fajar (dan juga senja) selalu punya nuansa mistis yang sulit untuk dijelaskan oleh kata-kata yang biasa.

Mari berbagi keindahan dalam bacaan kalian, caranya:

  1. Tuliskan suatu adegan atau deskripsi pemandangan/manusia/situasi/kota dan sebagainya dari buku pilihan kalian ke dalam suatu post.
  2. Jelaskan mengapa adegan atau deskripsi itu menarik, menurut versi kalian masing-masing.
  3. Jangan lupa cantumkan button Scene on Three di dalam post dengan link menuju blog Bacaan B.Zee.
  4. Masukkan link post kalian ke link tools yang ada di bawah post Bacaan B.Zee, sekalian saling mengunjungi sesama peserta Scene on Three.
  5. Meme ini diadakan setiap tanggal yang mengandung angka tiga, sesuai dengan ketersediaan tanggal di bulan tersebut (tanggal 3, 13, 23, 30, dan 31).

7 responses to “Scene on Three (55)

  1. Scene-nya ….. indaaaah (☆^ー^☆)

    Aku senang menjaga momen pagi/senja, kalau sampai kelewat ntah kenapa rasanya seperti telat masuk sekolah😀

  2. walau detail dan mudah dibayangkan, tapi apakah paragraf di atas di tulis sepanjang itu? ._.

  3. Pingback: Scene on Three #1 | StarKing's Library

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