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John Curzon’s Watch – Amos Russel Wells (Terjemah)

Jam John Curzon’s

Pernahkan kau mendengar tentang John Curzon dari Polandia?
Ia seniman yang luar biasa!
Pembuat jam yang tidak ada tandingannya,
Dan kau pasti akan setuju.

Tsar Rusia pernah mengujinya
Memerintahkan untuk membuat sebuah jam untuknya
And memberi tahu bahwa utusannya akan menyediakan
Perlengkapan untuk mengerjakannya

Maka sang utusan itu membawakannya beberapa kepingan kayu
Beberapa pecahan kaca yang telah berkeping
Paku tembaga dan beberapa potongan kawat
Dan cangkir China yang pecah-pecah; itu saja!

John Curzon, menerima sampah-sampah ini,
Dibuatnya, tanpa bantuan dan tambahan lain,-
Itu benar, meski terlihat mustahil,-
Namun Jam itu telah jadi dengan sempurna!

Kasingnya, dibentuknya dari gelas China.
Karya itu dikerjakan dengan menambal satu dengan lain.
layaknya Jam Rez dan Regina;
Dan Curzon telah memenangkan tantangan tersebut!

Jadi, Anakku, dengan tanpa uang dan tanah
dan hanya nasib semalang Tsar,
Bayangkan saja kau adalah John Curzon dari Polandia
Dan taklukkanlah apapun dari apa-apa yang ada!

(Diterjemahkan oleh Shiny.ane elpoesya)

 

John Curzon’s Watch

Have you heard of John Curzon, of Poland?
A wonderful artisan, he!
A watchmaker equalled in no land,
As you, I am sure, will agree.

For the Czar of the Russias, to try him,
Commanded a watch for his fob,
And bade that his envoy supply him
With all he might use in the job.

So the messenger brought some wood chippings,
Some glass that was smashed in a fall,
Copper nails and some bits of wire clippings,
And a cracked china cup; that was all!

John Curzon, this rubbish receiving,
Contrived, with no other to aid,—
it is true, though it seems past believing,—
A watch that was perfectly made!

The case—it was formed of the china.
The works were patched up from the rest.
it was worthy a rez or rigina;
And Curzon had won in the test!

So, my lad, with no money and no land,
And Fate as severe as the Czar,
Just think you are Curzon of Poland,
And conquer—from things as they are!

 


Amos Russel Wells (23 December 1862 in Glens Falls, New York – 6 March 1933 in Massachusetts) was a United States editor, author and professor. He graduated from Antioch College in 1883. He was professor of Greek and geology at Antioch College from 1883 to 1891 and from 1891 editor of the Christian Endeavor World, Boston. From 1901, he was associate author of Peloubet’s Notes on the Sunday School Lessons. He was a member of the International Sunday-School Lesson Committee. He was a voluminous author, no less than 63 titles being credited to his pen. His works include books dealing with young people’s work, the Sunday school, juvenile fiction, poetry and devotional literature.

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