Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy Father's Day

Years and years ago, sometime back in the early 90s, I came across a poem in an article in the New Straits Times. There was however no title nor name of the poet that had written it. Drawn by its simplicity and clever use of metaphor, I immediately cut out the poem and have kept it for the past 16 odd years.

I took it out today and like any newspaper clipping kept over a long period of time, mine has now turned yellow, almost brown in fact.... but still intact.

"If there be a garden with blooms aplenty

But not the buzz of a single bee

Be it fresh and bright from morn ' to morn

Yet is it not lifeless without some sound?

For it is the way with Mother Nature

The humming bee completes the overture

So tell me not, dear ladies and friends

That we can live without our men

A day, a week... perhaps we can

But come a month, that is the end

We yearn and long for his caress

With him, we enjoy the comfort of our nest

Without him, ecstasy is never at its best."


To F my best bud... partner in crime... "along" fixit...gadget-man...driver...court jester... DVD provider etc etc...


Father's Day dinner at Sunway Pyramid


Kuching tompang said...

Thank you grrr... the last line sounds a bit x-rated
May we have more happy years together.... p.s. would you please feed me with those lovely cat food and drinks on a regular basis?

Mak Tam Manchester said...

Cat food? For your 'pets'?

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