Sunday, May 17, 2009

If a bird must be, she must be

Today I decided to have plenty of rest. I've been very busy the whole week that made me feel stressed but all for a good reason of which I'll speak about in later postings. Since we came to Kuching last week the front garden has given us much delight unceasingly greeting us with its colourful blooms . It has now become a popular spot for birds to perch and sing. Today Inul, our cat caught a chick from the garden and brought it in the house to show me. Before letting it free I took a close up view of it and reminded of a poem I wrote a long time ago. If a bird must be, she must be.

Windswept Lawn
Like a bird one day
I was out in the open air
rested on a tall casuarina branch
and looked onto the ground
It was a small garden
recently mown
the grasses were dense
dry and brown
The place was quiet
a little breeze blew
moved the silent leaves
and branches too
The house looked firm
friendly and warm
so I flew
to a lazy rattan chair
sat relaxed and heartily thought;
Here's indeed a place to rest
to seek a peaceful mind
a mind that will
remember and recall
this windswept lawn
the trees and house
I wish to be my own.

1 comment:

Protege said...

Lovely poem and pictures.
Sorry you had a busy week, hope you can relax today.;)