25 January 2015

A Wild Thought

Something to puzzle

Note I have posted nothing here since 1.1.15 (not 1014 as kindly pointed out by UNKNOWN in the 'comments' below), twenty five days ago. Is blogging old-fashioned and one should move on? That thought is tempting. But today we have honoured guests, something for my thought to run wild.

Honeymooners, be aware!
 Here is a home for the aged, home for the ones with just one dream.
 There is sky up above, hard ground beneath and air to breath.
There is the deep blue sea and the spray and the seagull and its prey.
The sand, holding the roots of the palm trees,
 The red dish rising over the horizon  to give warmth,
The silvery moon taking over to give light.
I see them all.
 I admire them.
 There lie my dreams.
Welcoming others to share.
The puzzle and wonder.
Of the Ultimate Creator


Berkhidmat kerana Tuhan untuk kemanusiaan


kaykuala said...

Dear Pakcik,
Beautiful poetry! Fantastic language structure. You need not wait 25 days to be inspired for this poetry! One dries up writing prose or narrations but not poetry. There is so much to write about.The sea and beaches fronting your front porch is a case in point!
And this is good advice for the honeymooners. The road ahead is jagged and pebbled. They ought to expect some difficulties here and there! Great write!


Uncle said...

Salam Pakcik.
well written....saya pulak rasa teruja....

Unknown said...

Pak cik,
you wrote

"I have posted nothing here since 1.1.14, twenty five days ago..."

then that would have been 1 year and 25 days ago.
I'm sure you meant 1.1.15!
Old habits die hard!

Aziela said...

Salam Pakcik,

I think blog has its own specialty. other platform might appear merrier, but here, I am more than happy reading this beautiful poem. It means deep, pakcik.

Al-Manar said...

Dear HANK,

Being poetic you are naturally philosophical, albeit too lavish in your compliments. Whenever I visit you I find some of your work easy enough to understand. Otherwise I feel the beauty of the poems but do not have enough in me to fully comprehend the depth of message.

Thank you.

Al-Manar said...


Thank you. I wonder where in the world you are right now. Have a good time wherever you are.

Al-Manar said...


You are indeed a sharp cookie picking my obvious ignorance in simple arithmetic. I will correct it. Thank you mu dear.

Al-Manar said...

Waalaikum Salaam AZIELA,

I was afraid you would go Whatsup etc. Then I would miss one I have known for so long. Stay put. Thank you for continuing to visit me and your compliments.

sintaicharles said...

the poem is beautiful and evocative, vivid symbols, all speaking of God's greatness.

Omong Mak Long..... said...

Assalamualaikum Pak Cik,

There you are...I have been visiting your blog several times and starting to wonder where you have been. Hope you and Mak Cik are in good health. Your poetry is great and well written.

Al-Manar said...


We have to do this sort of selfless critical thinking every now and then to remain human. I wonder as a teacher you ever go into philosophical thinking with kids, steering clear of going into religious pros and cons.

Al-Manar said...

WALKM Salaam Omong Mak Long. I was having a temporary sort of fatigue, to keep going or slow down. It is the age, in a way. Hence you look deep inside and come to term with reality. I envy following your movements around the big country with varied scenes, desert, snow and all. They look so refreshing.

Thank you for your encouragement to keep me trudging along.

Salaam to you and family.

ninotaziz said...

How lovely, the description of wonders and its gifts, at your doorsteps, courtesy of The Almighty. I am thinking aloud here - do you still feel the exhilaration after penning that poem down, Pakcik?

There is sky up above, hard ground beneath and air to breath.

There is the deep blue sea and the spray and the seagull and its prey.

The sand, holding the roots of the palm trees,

The red dish rising over the horizon to give warmth,

The silvery moon taking over to give light.


kotastar said...

Salam Sdr Al Manar,

It has certainly been weeks and a month nor less when I manage to sneak in to yr writing again. The flood in the east coast is not a reason for not reaching you since the communication I believe is opened unless the electricity at Trengganu failed.Nevertheless I am sure all is in order now though there must be some ravages as you are by the sea sides.Yr poetry seems to assure a happy envisage of the comings ahead.

Salam to you and family for the 2015 which so quickly soon approaches the the third month.We pray for the continuing success and good health of ALMANAR and its caretaker.

Rahmah said...

Assallam Pakcik,
How are you? It's been awhile. Hope pakcik and makcik are in good health always. I am still teaching despite a lot of paperwork and e-this and e-that in education now. one wonders what all those research on "beban guru" was all about. I'll give myself a couple of years more because my son is still studying. i'd like to share my article in sunday star recently if u missed it!

Al-Manar said...


We had a newly married couple spending the night with us, so loving with plenty to say about so far which had brought them together. And here we were, fifty years down the line. But we have had things we never dreamed of then and we are grateful; hence my poem.

I felt how inadequate my poem was. Truly I told myself if I could have 'her' skill I would be proud of how I could express in words what I cold see with my mind's eye. You know who 'her' is.

Thank you for coming around to show a better alternative of saying it.

Al-Manar said...

WalkmSalaam, kotastar.

I dropped by to see your blog left without being updated - away again as usual!

My world is what I said in my poem, if you can call that. I am sure I will soon see a new entry, accompanied with pictures and all. Salaam to all.

Al-Manar said...

Walkm Salaam Puan Rahmah,

That is quite an eye opener for new teachers in English. You should do that more regularly as many do not have the sort of long experience you have. They would benefit from that. My hobby was putting down my thoughts in diaries - very private!

Thank you for alerting me. Hope to see more of this in future. Consider me a subscriber.

madame blossom said...

masyaa Allaah.. great poetry.

May Allah continue to bless you with wisdom, creativity and determination to keep going!

ANIM said...

Assalamualaikum wbt pakcik..
wow...walaupun saya meminati poem tapi nak menyusun kata-kata bukan mudah. pakcik ada bakat..

p/s baru dapat drop komen di sini setelah masalah line selesai. in sha Allah, saya akan datang lagi..

Al-Manar said...

Madame Blossom.

Thank you. I notice you have slowed down on your posting recently. Hope you are not getting tired, or have you gone waps, fb etc? It is a shame to me because uyou can write and blogging is more suitable.

Al-Manar said...

Anim. Waalaikum Salaam

Terima kasih kerana bersama keluarga Almanar. Sayangnya saya sudah berkali kali mencuba tapi gagal meninggalkan komen dalam blog Anim. Saya tidak faham keperluan menjadi 'member' terlebih dahulu sebelum komen diterima. Meninggal komen diblog ASlmanar senang - kalau hendak secara anonymous pun boleh.

hazeleyed lady said...

Ass salam Al-Manar

Its been a while...
and paying you a visit.
and hopefully its gonna be frequent.

i have published your last comment. tq

Al-Manar said...

Hazeleyed Lady,

Waalakum Salaam.
Welcome back after so long. I hope it would be frequent.

Unknown said...

been away for so long from this meaningful blog.

Dear Pakcik,
Every words of yours are beautiful as always-full of hidden diamonds under the spell of mere sentences.
How i wish to read more and more of your poetry. Do you still wake up early morning to marvel the skies & stars?

Al-Manar said...

For quite a while I was wondering why you did not show up. I hope all is well. I still expect you to come around to tell me yourself how things are.

Unknown said...

'All is Well' doesn't quite exist in my life dictionary, pakcik.. It's quite tough being a trainee nowadays. I wonder what should I do to satisfy those high-positioned seniors. Hurm.. I think I will send you an email. Haha. You need to listen to my grumbling again~ haha