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LITERARY INTERESTS

                         

                            BETWEEN MADNESS AND POETRY

                             

                               If this is madness, let me rave and rant

                                  Outpourings of the mind, dreams left behind;

                                  Ghosts of childhood, demons of youth.

                                  Yearnings become thoughts etched in the mind’s eye

                                  Consuming reason, soaking the will dry.

                                  The ebb and flow of mental tide

                                  Rising like the angry wave,

                                  Falling like the gentle wake.

 

                                   If this is sadness, let me grieve and weep

                                  Tears in the heart, sorrow and pain

                                  Of loved ones passing, of days gone by.

                                  Memories well into pools of passion

                                  Devouring spirit, my being left awry.

                                  Providence like a fickle master

                                  Beyond human comprehension,

                                  Beyond the heart’s compassion.

 

                                   If this is music, let me dance and sing

                                  Stirrings of the senses, awakenings of the body;

                                  The child in my spirit, impulsive and free.

                                  Pain grows into rhythm, joy into melody

                                  Lifting thought and nerve to an elevated high,

                                  Solace to the intellect, comfort to the heart

                                  Inspiring like a symphony,

                                  Soothing like a lullaby.

 

                                  If this is poetry, let me ponder and feel

                                 Musings of the soul, reflections of the mind.

                                 A glimpse of paradise, a view of eternity

                                 In the labyrinth and flux of human destiny;

                                 Nourishing the promise of immortality,

                                 Manna in the wilderness of quests earthly

                                 Healing like a balm,

                                 Calming like a psalm.

 

                                                                                            Halimah Mohd Said

                                                                                            May 1997

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