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Monday, June 20, 2011

If You Forget Me

I want you to know one thing.

You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
near the fire
the impalpable ash
or the wrinkled body of the log,
everything carries me to you,
as if everything that exists,
aromas, light, metals,
were little boats
that sail
toward those isles of yours that wait for me.

Well, now,
if little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you little by little.

If suddenly
you forget me
do not look for me,
for I shall already have forgotten you.

If you think it long and mad,
the wind of banners
that passes through my life,
and you decide
to leave me at the shore
of the heart where I have roots,
remember
that on that day,
at that hour,
I shall lift my arms
and my roots will set off
to seek another land.

But
if each day,
each hour,
you feel that you are destined for me
with implacable sweetness,
if each day a flower
climbs up to your lips to seek me,
ah my love, ah my own,
in me all that fire is repeated,
in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten,
my love feeds on your love, beloved,
and as long as you live it will be in your arms
without leaving mine

Original Author : PABLO NERUDA
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p/s I dedicate this poem especially to my dearest husband, with all my heart, I love you... Happy Father's Day darling... though this entry may come a bit late, I always loving you no matter what day it is..

Friday, June 10, 2011

Rest Well My Friend.

Today, I received a shocking news, a friend of mine (a colleague in SMK Cyberjaya) has passed away this morning (Malaysia time) due to complication after successfully delivered a healthy baby boy normally. It was said that after the delivery, she managed to hold her baby and have complained that her body aches terribly. After quick investigation, the doctor found out that she was overly bleeding and they decided that her uterus must be removed to stop further blood loss. But God's Will, she passed away during the operation. And that was her forth child, after 10 years since her third labour.

Honestly, I was really shocked, I don't know what should I say, or what should I think. I am speechless. She was truly an honest person, a very kind lady indeed, and it's a shame to lose someone as dedicated as her in the education field. I wished I could come and pay her last visit, but that is impossible.

Although she fell after the great battle to deliver her fourth child, there would be greater rewards waiting for her 'up there'. I was told that it was slightly raining today in Malaysia, even during my writing now the weather in Brussels is also quite cool and cloudy. It is said that these are the sign that she now is being taken care by the 'Greatest Power', and perhaps that was the best life closure for her in this world.

I pray that her husband and her four children could manage well, and may they become stronger and supporting each other every days. (God, help them, give them the strength that they need, and flourish them with all the memories of her)

May Allahyarhamah Puan Rokiah Mosin rest peacefully now.. And May God Bless her kind spirit and soul. Amen..


Al-fatihah.