Friday, September 4, 2009

Oh Bulan.....

15 Ramadhan 1430H

Alhamdullilah we are halfway through. Observation of this holy month has been virtuous so far. The girls are coping well with their fasting, excited at iftaar but grumpy at sahur. There have been tensed moments when Nissa refused to take in anything more than her glass of Milo at sahur. Memang menguji kesabaran at times, but when we rationalized with her the importance of eating right while fasting, she'd bounce back to her normal self.

Earlier this evening, we went out to have a good look at the full moon. What we saw was simply dazzling. great, so powerful and so majestic Ya Allah, the Almighty, Creator and Sustainer of the universe.

oh bulan
jangan layan diriku lagi
air mata membasahi pipi

To you Ya Rahman, we pray. Give us the strength and health for the successful completion of the month.


Kak Teh said...

Kay, I attempted a shot at the full moon last night but didnt come out too well. I am trying again tonight and will certainly put it in the blog. I am hopng that people around the world can do this - we are enjoying the same beautiul creation of Allah, no matter where we are. Subhanallah!

Queen Of The House said...

Salam Ramadhan to you Kay. My whole family are "moonwatchers". When we see the moon looking so resplendent, we go "waaaaaahhhhh", and out come the cameras and maybe the telescope. I believe my hubby too captured some good shots earlier tonight. Insyaalah will share the pics, as Kak Teh suggested.

mamasita said...

I just watched the moon silently and wondered so many things..past and present..Alhamdullillah syukur..

Ahh..kejap jer puasa dah nak habis.How time flies..

ray said...

Komen Pak Malim, kucing ray yg alim.

Saya nak mintak segelas Milo, boleh? kata Pak Malim sambil memegang koleh.

kay_leeda said...

Kak Teh,

You saw it too? Indeed the moon was beautiful kan last night. Clear skies and good weather made it very visible. Terasa sangat syahdu nya Ramadhan.

kay_leeda said...

Salams QoTH. We are no "moonwatchers" like you guys, I guess. It just so happened that my girls decided to spend some time outdoors while entertaining the cats :)

Yes, pls put pics of the moon on the blog, just as Kak Teh suggested. I wished I had a better camera. With what I have now, it's trial & error :)

kay_leeda said...

Dear Mamasita,

You too watch the moon? Wah ramai nya peminat sang purnama :)

Jangan dikenang barang yang lepas, nanti merana diri..heh..heh. Yes, 2nd half sudah bermula. Time to go on "turbo" charge now!!

kay_leeda said...

Salam Pak Malim kucing ray yg alim.

Nak milo tanya Nissa sambil bercerita tentang Menara Pisa. Boleh....tapi kita pekena Milo mamak nak, jawab Kay yg tak suka orang tamak :)

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Kay,
We're all gazing at the same moon whether in London, KL or Sydney. It's especially bright and beautiful here coz we don't have much cloud in the sky. No wonder poets of days gone by come up with heaps of moon-related prose.

kay_leeda said...

Hi Cat-in-Sydney,

Cats look at the moon too? :) Must go ask my Manis & gang if they remembered doing so heh..heh. are so right about them and the moon.
Here's one I found by Robert Frost

The Freedom of the Moon

I've tried the new moon tilted in the air
Above a hazy tree-and-farmhouse cluster
As you might try a jewel in your hair.
I've tried it fine with little breadth of luster,
Alone, or in one ornament combining
With one first-water start almost shining.

I put it shining anywhere I please.
By walking slowly on some evening later,
I've pulled it from a crate of crooked trees,
And brought it over glossy water, greater,
And dropped it in, and seen the image wallow,
The color run, all sorts of wonder follow.

Enjoy the poem Cat :)