Nature, by H.D. Carberry

In Literature, Poems on October 2, 2009 at 3:22 am

We have neither Summer nor Winter
Neither Autumn nor Spring.
We have instead the days
When the gold sun shines on the lush green canefields-
The days when the rain beats like bullets on the roofs
And there is no sound but the swish of water in the gullies
And trees struggling in the high Jamaica winds.
Also there are the days when leaves fade from off guango trees
And the reaped canefields lie bare and fallow to the sun.
But best of all there are the days when the mango and the logwood blossom
When the bushes are full of the sound of bees and the scent of honey,
When the tall grass sways and shivers to the slightest breath of air,
When the buttercups have paved the earth with yellow stars
And beauty comes suddenly and the rains have gone.

I am not really in a mood of reviewing, especially this poem… have some thoughts bout this poem that I wanna share, maybe in few days time… ok? Thanks for visiting.

He Had Such Quiet Eyes – Review Part II

In Literature, Poems, Review on October 2, 2009 at 3:01 am
Okay, I know it’s been quite some time since I wrote the first part of the review. Truth is am not sure what to write really. Hahaha… let’s give it a try. Hurmmm, I think it’d be good to talk bout the message rite? The message in my opinion is very clear and apparent. Just like “If” by Kipling, this poem is similar in the sense that it’s trying to give you an advice, but the similarities stop there. The message here is actually an advice especially for young girls. “Don’t be fooled by appearance”, and “Looks can be deceiving” might be the suitable phrase here. What do you think?

Since we’re still with this poem, I’d like to share some part of the poem that I found really interesting. Take a look at this;

To her, those quiet eyes
Were breathing desolate sighs
Imploring her to be nice
And to render him paradise

In literal meaning, this is my version: She was hypnotized by the emptiness look in his eyes, because of that she feels obligated to be nice to him, exactly the effect that he intended. In being nice to him, obviously, she’ll do anything that he asked, in order to make him happy.

This poem brings out the concept of the power of the eyes and how, since ages and ages ago (this poem is written in 1968) up till today, Casanovas all around the world are still using the same old trick and women, all over the world still fall for it. Thus, I am really hoping that by teaching this poem to our students, we could teach them and prepare them to face the ugliness of the real world. However, based on my experience, it would be a lil bit difficult for them to digest and most of the time they will not see the sense in the advice until it’s too late. Regardless, let’s try our best, and make the lesson as interesting as it can be.Okay, that’s all for now. Thank you for reading.

Tangis Yang Tak Usai

In Patriotisme, Puisi, Renungan, Sajak on September 26, 2009 at 7:09 am
Tangis Yang Tak Usai
Darah pernah tumpah,
Maruah pernah diratah,
Tanah ini pernah dijajah,
Tangis ini usainya tak sudah.

Harusnya sukma dilanda bangga,
Tatkala dunia menyaksi jadi,
Pembangunan rakus mencakar lazuardi,
maju megah segenap melatari,

Tapi bangga berpasakkah realiti,
Saat mayapada dilamar bencana,
melakar robeknya tirai perpaduan,
Merintis tinta melarik sengketa.

Di sungai ikan mati dahaga,
Walau airnya membuak limpah,
Saudara dipinggir, kera disusukan,
Nafsu beraja singgahsana berantakan.

Kini tangis menakung di bibir mata,
Lantaran sengketa menghakis perpaduan,
Daulat raja disanggah dinista,
Diterjah dicela persis penjenayah,
Rona kulit dipilin propaganda,
Dipintal durjana membangkit amarah.

Lantas kondisi mengumpan persoalan,
Melayu sajakah yang muda lupa,
Atau sudahnya menjadi budaya,
Rakyat Malaysia semua alpa belaka,
Lupa pada perjanjian penyatuan,
Perjuangan mantan pemimpin watan
Usaha Lampau bingkas disiakan,
Hancur dimamah hasutan syaitan.

Mengalir airmata meratapi duka
Menara dibina diambang fana,
Dirobek buas cakaran durjana
Tangis ini bilakan usainya

Firus Azali
Mei 2009

Komen dan kritikan dialu-alukan.


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