Memoir of Tony Sourjah is uploaded for information of visitors to this blog.
This is a collection of Malay Poems by my late father Tony Sourjah.
The Poem Oh 1975 was written when I was a schoolboy and pondering what was ahead in the future on New Year Eve’s day.
Uploaded the above poem written by me a few years ago. Inspired after engaging in a walk at the Victoria Park or the Vihara Maha Devi Park as it is also known on a wet rainy day. The scenario of couples in the park unperturbed by the rain impressed and impacted me to get into a poetical mood and started scribbling the above poem. This was published in the newspapers. shall endeavor to post thee link later.
Lovers in the rain
A wet Monsoon May
Chilly drizzling day
Intention is to walk n exercise, amidst the rain
Lovers, embrace, ignoring the trickle rain
Amidst the ecstasy of their clasp
Couples ignoring the droplets of rain have invaded the park
To drink the nectar of love with burning passion to mark
Can I ignore these passionate souls?
Under the lush trees
Between the burly bushes
On the wooden benches
My voyeur traits to the fore
Sneaking a peek with a squinted brow
It’s their day, so why should they seek cover
Their love seem so earnest, needing no intervening cover
Let them in peace be, locked in blissful embrace
I walk head held high, dreaming of an orbiting heart
It’s their day in May
Let’s leave the lovers alone to savor their day!
June 9, 2016 – Wazir Sourjah
Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
I am Mohamed Wazir Sourjah. Eldest son of the late Mansour Aarifeen Sourjah aka Tony Sourjah. The purpose of this blog is to introduce my late fathers writing, especially, on Sri Lanka Malays to the world for their reading pleasure and information.
Further, other family members too have tried their hand at writing, ranging from general matters, literature, sports and physical security, to record our experiences and also for displaying our prowess at description, following the foot steps of Tony Sourjah.
I invite views, opinions and ideas for furthering the purpose of rthis blog post. Thank you and welcome to our blog