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