MALAYSIAN TANKA 41: SAUDADE

longing and missing
pinning on idealized
chasing nostalgia
yearning sustains roving heart
hope is a sedative balm
 
By,
Dr. KH Lim.

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MALAYSIAN TANKA/SENRYU ECHOESSS 181: FAIRNESS

world is never fair
sip my coffee watching scenes
wife on market rounds
 
long queue for food stores
stressful business, rest envy
all suffer the same
 
leaders have cronies
money glue to all feathers
to stay in power
 
saints have favourites
inner disciples more at heart
heaven for the few
 
unfair if you lose
egalitarian shout
fairness has levels

By,
Dr. KH Lim.

Pasar

Scour the kaleidoscope-like street
shoppers stir to and fro
as the winds in The Starry Night
weaving through clusters
while popping fruits
nibbling tidbits and fried meats
arms burdened by bulky bundles
tongues and arms flailing – bargaining
vendors’ voices – booming deals
such is our Saturday mornings.

-Anntidote-

MAPS 11th PRS

The Malaysian Poets Society (MAPS) is proud to announce that we shall be organising our 11th poetry reading session!

Mark your calendars and join us in the fun!

Date: 24th September 2017 
Time: 3 pm to 5 pm
Place: The Anechoic Cafe, Empire Damansara (next to Aussie Roll)

You may participate by reciting a poem at the event or just coming to watch!

To register as a poem reciter, please follow and take note of the following matters:

1) Email to malaysianpoetssociety@gmail.com
– Name
– Contact Number
– Poem
2) Await for our reply to confirm your slot as a registered reciter on the day of the event.
3) Please note that all participants (Both reciters and observers) would be required to pay RM 14 on the day of the event. Drinks will be provided.
4) For participants who have successfully booked a slot to recite their poem on the day itself, please do not pull out at the very last minute. The amount of drinks that will be ordered, as well as the time slots will be affected if people were to pull out at the very last minute.
5) For further updates, do follow us on our:
-Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/malaysianpoetssociety
-Blog
www.malaysianpoetssociety.wordpress.com
-Twitter
https://twitter.com/MAPSTweets
-Event Page
https://www.facebook.com/events/508540292833032

 

11th MAPS PRS poster

Sand Dunes of Melaka

I know that place your heart remembers

Where sorrow never follows you home

Where the sun says a final good night

And your memory takes flight.

 

In that place that your heart remembers

But your memory cannot recall

Would it be my name that you say?

Long after the tide pulls away.

 

Here in that place that your heart remembers

Where hugs and smiles were sprinkled with kisses

When we once played in the sand dunes of Melaka

I can still hear the sweet sound of our laughter.

 

By Gina, Selangor

Another Try

I said ” I want to give us a try. ”

I hesitated for 4 days

With only honesty in my heart

I thought I could have a better love

But, what is a better love?

A hunk of a guy? A guy with the sweetest melody? A guy so bad I could fall head over heels?

I don’t know how to answer my own question

There was a moment where I thought

It doesn’t matter if the both of us couldn’t find our beautiful ending together

It doesn’t matter if we parted ways with a heart that broke terribly

As long as I get the chance to love you

A chance to be loved by you

A mere second of happiness

I could trade everything and anything for it

For that one of a lifetime love

 

 

By: Sumayyah Jaafar Ali, Penang

 

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