Category: Poems

16 May 2020

We Teach

~We teach   because there is a great fulfillment that comes  in working with boys   and girls.   ~We teach   because We wanted to be sculptors,   and We can do so,   by shaping lives for the future.   ~We teach   because We wanted to be artists,   and We can do so,   by painting dreams for children.   ~We teach   because We wanted to be musicians, […]

2 April 2016

Moving On

I need to move on, not because moving is required of me,  but because still water becomes stagnant, a rock unturned collects moss…  I need to move on, not because moving is forced upon me,  but because time doesn’t stand still, the universe never tires..  I need to move on, because the centaur is ever restless….

21 June 2014

ToT2014: Art of Poetry Session

Last few days, I went for a ToT course in KL. Had the opportunity to meet my lecturer from MPIK, Ms Shobha. She showed us how poetry can be fun for our students. Via a number of activities, student can come to enjoy and learn how to create poems. One of the activities that we focused on was Chain Poem, similar to chain writing, we […]

19 August 2006

Anak Kecil Berlari-lari

Anak kecil berlari-lari, Riang, gembira, sambil tertawa, Indah sungguh ibu pertiwi, Aman, damai, sentiasa. Nun jauh di sana, Anak kecil berlari-lari, Sedih, berlinangan air mata, Berlari, menyelamatkan diri. Tidakkah kau lihat wahai kawan, Bumi bertuah, hijau melata, Syukurlah diri wahai kawan, Bumi bertuah, milik kita. Nun jauh disana, Buminya masih berlinangan air mata, Darah merah, segar mengalir, Anak kecil menangis kesepian, Mencari-cari, erti kehilangan. Tanah […]

22 August 2005

Kala Fajar Menyinsing

Kala bulan terpaku sayu di puncak rumbia, Kala aku termanggu sepi di ulit angin; Kala awan terpinggir lemah di tepi rimba, Kala aku geletar sejuk di hambat angin. Kala yang tinggal hanya desiran bayu, Kala yang pasti hanya bunyian segar; kala dia masih lagi menyepi sayu, kala belum ada yang ingin menyinar. Kala itu aku masih termanggu sepi, Kala itu aku masih menantikan sidik, Kala […]

11 May 2005

My Tired Heart

The cloud billows, The sail unfurls, My heart is full, Full of sorrow. The bird chirps, The stream gurgles, My heart struggles, Struggling to work. The wind blows, The eagle careened, My heart is tired, Overworked and slow. The flowers so vain, The bees racing, My heart is raging, Racing to fill my veins. The winter is staved, The summer remained, My heart is tensed, […]

3 May 2005

If Virtues

If silence is gold. Why can we never hold, ourselves in silence, nor have the patience. If patience is virtue. Why don’t we have the virtue, to just stay in file, or just work till five. If honesty is the best policy. Why can’t we ever see a person who is so true, he’ll tell a lie when he turns blue.

27 April 2005

Sonnet 17 and 3 Quarters

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s bray? Thou art more ugly and more desperate. Rough winds do shake the fleas of May, And summer fortunately hath to short a blind date; Sometime the eye of heaven shall not shine, And often is his cold complexion dirtied; And every fur from furs so bovine, By chance, and nature’s crazy course, untrimm’d; But thy equine summer […]

18 March 2005

Moonlit Rose

Red, shimmering in the moonlight, You are the flower that blooms in the night; Reflection of the moon in your eye, Unlike any that passes before my eye. Yours is the beauty that I seek, Beauty that is everything but meek; A flower that grows free, There, a beauty for all to see. Grown in the wilderness, Braving the harshness; Yet you grow strong and […]