A Nostalgic Hari Raya

A poem by Raymond Anthony Fernando/ Photos by Joshua Chiang

Listening to keronchong music of the 60s’

The melody gently flowing with the breeze

Oh how it bring back fond memories!

Listening to the lyrics of Dondang Sayang

A nostalgic celebration is about to begin

For the old as well as the young


Watching the glow of the buntings

And the coloured lights

In Muslim homes,

There is sheer delight

The kampong spirit is so alive

For Hari Raya has arrived!


The kids are all excited!

So are those that made lots of sacrifices

Guests are served with dishes cooked with delicious spices

The ladies are dressed in colourful Kebayas

For the children, it’s time to receive Duit Raya

As Muslims worldwide celebrate Hari Raya

Selamat Hari Raya 2011 to all Muslims

Have a great celebration and feast,

But remember to stay healthy and trim



Raymond Anthony Fernando © copyrightraymondfernando2011

In celebration of Hari Raya 2011 – Tuesday 30th August 2011


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