“Constant roar of the wind,
Rustling leaves on swaying trees,
Fills the moonlit night”
These Haiku verses surfaced in my mind when I woke up in the middle of the night and sat on the verandah of a chalet at Pasir Belanda, in Kelantan State on the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It was the season when the wind blew strongly from the sea. The sound made by the wind and the rustle of the palm leaves as the coconut trees sway, broke through the stillness of the night. The sounds came and went as the speed of the wind alternates between that of a storm to that of a breeze. The brightness of the moonlight also waxes and wanes as clouds pass over the full moon.
I am filled with nostalgia, whenever the memory returns.
The atmosphere reminds me of an old song,
sang again by the singer Sudirman Haji Arshad.
The original lyric and my translation of it is as below:
Alangkah Indahnya Alam
Alangkah indahnya alam
How Beautiful is this World
The sound of the wind
While it sings
How resplendent is the light
My heart is happy
Oh what a beautiful world.
The Original Song was witten by R. Maroeti and sung by Juwita accompanied by Dendang Kelana Orchestra led by Maroeti.