samedi, mai 28, 2011

These are a few of my favourite things

After toil of the sweetest kind
I wish to rest my burnt out mind
And seek refuge for a while
From the simpler things in life

The white speckled orchids' scent
And all kinds of jasmines in my garden
Kasidang in the corner heaven sent
This is my private haven

Gamelan on you-tube beguiling
Mandi serum in my bathtub - reviving
This is my slow awakening
This is my passion for life igniting

Dark Egyptian cotton bedsheets beckon
One of my very few luxuries
Sleep comes in an oasis of chocolate
After a night cap of Earl Grey and Cadbury

I drown in the dreams of the pomegranate
Spice induced languid embrace
Night falls yet morning awaits
Here comes the rain for another day

And I sleep...oh how I sleep...

10 commentaires:

Wan Sharif a dit…

Orang gganu kata.. lama dok nittas..
as always.. exquisitely written..

remgold a dit…

Earl grey and cadbury to apa maam? Minum teh dgn makan coklat sebelum tidoq ke?
anyway good to see u writing again.

The sky is blue without the sun's beam
When u berpuisi i feel like nak ice cream.
(that's my best lines okay!)

ninotaziz a dit…

Thanks for the support Ayoh Wang,
Slowly finding my feet again.

ninotaziz a dit…

Dear Sir Remgold,

Your timely reminder jolted me to the fact that I have been lazy...or burnt out as the more politically correct term.

Cat-from-Sydney a dit…

Rock-a-bye baby
On the tree top....
lama sangat tidur tu Aunty Ninot!
Wake up!!!!! purrr....meow!

ninotaziz a dit…

Dear CfS,

I see you have recovered from your adventure/ordeal...Ok Ok...I am waking up.

Sir Pök Déng a dit…

Heavy downpour. Kopi O. Teh O. Boiled tapioca eaten with a pinch of grated coconut.



Wake up later to see beautiful sky and breathe in some fresh air. Can you smell rain, ma'am? Ai keng (I can).

ninotaziz a dit…

Aaahhhh, Sir Pok Deng...I love boiled tapioca too. And I can smell the rain as only a gardener in love with her garden can...

Al-Manar a dit…

I find it hard to follow. Then I saw the word 'kasidang'. A blogger and wife dropped in a few days ago and saw the bushy creeping plant with beautiful scent all day and all night long. it turned out to be 'kasidang' when all the years we had known it by a local name 'tikang teladam' in Terengganu-speak. Only then we came to know of this other name that you use above.

It smells strongest late at night and to many it is accompanied with shivers - a weird feeling, not me though. There must be some old tales what this flower is associated with. Perhaps you know.

ninotaziz a dit…

Dear Pakcik Hassan. Neither do I (feel the shivers) when the whiff of Kasidang envelopes our garden. I will certainly research the stories associated with it.

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