Simply Poetry

Sweet Nightingales

 

Echoes of melodic voices

fill the concert hall

with joyful music

singing with much enthusiasm

children’s choir

well travelled

under the baton

of accomplished conductor.

~

Beautiful songs

musicals, folk

classical, contemporary

wide repertoire

multilingual

angelic voices

blending well.

~

Entertaining

performing with gusto

to the delight

of appreciative audience

applauding for an encore

mesmerising!

captivating hearts!

 

 

Words To Liberate

  Doors of freedom

open new beginnings

for

inspiring and challenging

opportunities.

   

Silence Of Morning Mist

 

Mist swirls

around mountains

sun’s morning light

disperses

a new beginning

bringing

fullness of life.

 

 

Spice Delight

 Garden on a hilltop

spices, herbs and blooms

a splash of colour

fragrance permeating the air

cinnamon, mint

rosemary and thyme

ginger, basil

and all things spice

delicate butterflies

fluttering from plant to plant

country ambience

panoramic ocean view

and a cool, refreshing

mint mojito for you! 

Beautiful Morning

 

The melody of birds chirping

as they flit from tree to tree

sunlight streaming through the rain

rainbow spans the sky

cool and invigorating fresh air.

 

 

A Glow Of Light

 

The soft glow

of the setting

sun

never ending ebb

of the tide

gently making

waves

ripple

twinkle

across the blue sea

a soothing

breeze

cools the air

as evening light

fades into

the night

of starlit sky

bliss of solitude.

 

 

Majestic Hibiscus

Brilliant flaming red

tropical flower

of sun and rain

the bunga raya

national flower

of Malaysia

symbolising courage

life and growth

celebrating this

Independence Day.

 

 

 

 

Finesse

Tact and skill

in handling

challenging tasks

diplomacy in

sensitive issues

relationships

prevent conflicts

build understanding.

~

In difficult situations

mediation

time and space

settle

deeper disputes

help both groups

reach workable solutions.

~

Today’s world

fragile relationships

tragically many

disillusioned

crying out

alone

resort to vice

life threatening ways

to escape pain

rejection

hurt

stigma.

~

We can all make a difference!

 

Fascinating

 

Exquisite

Inspiring

Profound

Altogether lovely

Joy inexpressible

To cherish.

 

 

Immeasurable

Quality time

listening

assuring

comforting

incomparable.

 

Ray Of Sunshine

The beauty of life

is that it brings

on seasons of opportunities

like the changing

colours of nature.

Open Space

Parasailing

across the ocean

bird’s eye view

colourful parachute

towed by speedboat

light breeze

an adventurous challenge.

~

Crystal clear sea

myriads of fish

wide open beach

sandy stretches

swaying palms

waves breaking

against rocks.

~

Sun setting

brilliant orange

distant mountains

in the horizon

vast space

captivating experience

evoking senses

giving a new dimension

to life.

Glistening Waters

Sapphire blue

calm sparkling

waters

glistening in

sun’s rays

a moment’s

reflecting

contemplating

capturing

the warmth

of

nature’s beauty.

Across Borders

Humanitarian, dedicated

group of experts

medical, health, ancillary

reaching out

across borders

help global emergencies

on-site specialists

high standards

difficult places

poorer countries. 

~

War-torn

disaster zones

urgent medical needs

saving lives

administer

medical

surgical

obstetric

paediatric services

other related matters.

~

Volunteers

respond

go beyond

call of duty

challenging, risky

roles in

foreign places

difficult working conditions

across borders.

~

A special tribute to

and acknowledgement of

admirable group of personnel

who sacrificially

help alleviate

suffering of

fellow human beings.

~

Thank you Médecins Sans Frontières.

 

The Old Meat Market

 

Artistic

converted spaces

for art and craft.

~

Large bright courtyard

music concerts

harpist

guitarist

violinist

play at regular intervals.

~

Local craftsmen

colourful textiles

woollen

cotton

knitwear.

~

Leatherware

handmade

beautifully crafted

bags, belts, boots.

~

Portrait artists

skilfully sketch

using crayon

pencil.

~

This unique space

city fringe

attracts many

to visit

enjoy

experience

the Old Meat Market

creatively redeveloped.

~

City of trams

gardens

theatre

art and craft

bookshops

dinner on the tramcar

perhaps?

 

O What Love

 

O that Love can never fail

O what Love so pure and true

O that Love brings hope and joy

O what Love is so divine.

 

 

Freedom To

 

Choose to

focus on

positive thoughts.

 

 

A Little Light

Even a little

Light gives hope

Hope gives joy

Joy that endures.

 

Threads Of Gold

Fragile dry leaf

fallen to the ground

useless?

unique cultural art

veins of leaf

intricately embroidered in gold

highly skilled craft.

~

The fallen leaf

left to disintegrate?

Master craftsman

transforms it

into

valuable piece of art

beautifully adorned

in gold threads.

~

A dry leaf

left to rot?

or a beautiful

creation begins?

Photos taken at an exhibition (Heritage Festival)

Breathing Space

 

Breathing space

unperturbed serenity

alleviates anxiety.

~

Blueprint

time set aside

work through

interpret

emotional predicament.

~

For emotional

physical

well being

prevention of

stressful, anxious periods

relapses.

~

Supporters

caring

empathetic

encouraging

trustworthy.

~

Cope better

overcome hurts

pain

help towards

positive attitude.

 

 

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