Sunday, June 29, 2008

AYU

AYU - the painting
AYU - the poem

Dalam kejemuan membalik-balik
lembaran hidupku
terasa jejari lembutmu
menyentuh tanganku
lalu tampak raut senyummu
suatu misteri
yang menyentuh
jiwa halus dan
terangsang ini.

Kau bebayang asyik kupandang
dan setiap kali ilham menggoda
akan kutempuhi keujudanmu
jua kubilang kehadiranmu
Kerana tahu
panggilan lirik wajahmu
cuma tiba di pekan kesedaran
kata-kata janji manismu.

Kini kita bicara
pada suatu momen manis
seribu keindahan
yang mendesak penjelasan
pada fikiran yang memendam
rasa cinta buatmu.

Selagi aku menggapai
erti senyummu itu
akan kukejar ke sudut waktu
rela kutunggui kehadiranmu
walau sesaat mendetik datang
pada jiwa ini
ia sepanjang musim kebahagian.


MOOD, 29 Jun '08
Laman Kambatik, Bintulu.


Saturday, June 28, 2008

Windswept Lawn

Like a bird one day
I was out in the open air
been there by the old casuarina branch
that I used to watch and sing
at the garden steps below.

It was a tiny lawn
recently mowed
the cuttings were dry
shrivelled and brown.

The patio was quiet
a little breeze blew
moved the scattered leaves
the silent chimes too.

The mood was rustic
this warm return hollow
where I while away
my moments in time
and take flight when the day is done.

Said I:
Here's indeed a place to rest
to seek a peaceful mind
that will remember and recall
this windswept lawn
the patio and the trees
I wished to be my own.


MOOD, 29 June '08.

Country Peace

The rustling leaves,
Brings that wondrous feeling
The town people miss
Called country peace.
There is low silence,
Deep in its shallowness,
Forever going
Forever reaching.
I lie in the open air,
Letting the breeze blow
My ruffled hair
My face too
Rubbing it softly
But earthly through.
Natural quietness,
Is a comforting cushion
That balms the mind
From earthly confusion.
I love nature,
And its rustling leaves
The quietness of mind
Whatever good nature gives.
I thank nature for it leaves,
My thoughtful mind
Well at peace
Rich at ease.


MOOD, 1974.