I like to sit close to you, the moon
and cherish the journeys throughout the cosmos.
I prefer to share the best olden tales
while sipping syrup and tasting fruits.
Moon, for ages your silver beams
shower the shores and prettifies the seas.
I love to hold every strand of your silver beams
to wrap up my lone soul.
I wish you to lie on my lap
and let us talk about love, trust and humanity.
Translated and edited from Bahasa Melayu by the author.
[The poem REMBULAN (THE MOON) was formerly published
in Mingguan Malaysia, Sunday, February 27, 2005.]