Wednesday, April 13, 2011

J For Joy - Joie de vivre!

Ode to durians

Getting up at dawn
Without even a yawn
Up and down the hill I hike
Pitch dark as the middle of night
The cold, the wind, sometimes I wish I'm inside
Armed with a flash light
I could see them, earlier not in sight

Family and friends will be happy with this bounty
As will be me
I had received bookings too
For a truck load or two
I'm not greedy
Just making some money
from my hobby

And that's how I celebrate Joy that is Life
Never a strife
Only my burning passion
season after season

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Uncle Lee said...

Keras kulit badan berduri.
Durian gugur penuh baldi,
Bangun pagi gosok gigi,
Ambil tuala terus mandi.

Have a nice day, Grandpa.

Grandpa said...

Waaah Lee pandai lah lu! You must have scored AA's in your Bahasa Melayu.
You too have a nice day Lee. Thanks for stopping by.

klahanie said...

Bonjour Grandpa,
Comment ca va? Now then, back to my native tongue, Canadian English eh :)
Aha, my friend, you have now reached the letter 'J' in the thought provoking and intriguing 'Alphabet Challenge' :)
Anyway, very interesting prose and your expression on your life and your love of fruity things, no, not me, is most fascinating.
And thus, the next letter, cause I know the alphabet, is the letter 'K' as in 'Klahanie' eh LOL
Take good care, my friend.
In peace and kindness, Gary :)

Grandpa said...

klahanie - Bonjour Gary! Cava bien! Comment allez-vous?
Now back to my Malaysian English - I think we will all be very pleased if you were to do the 'K' alphabet Gary. How aboourrit?
You too, take care my good friend.

Ohiofarmgirl said...

K is for.... Kai! But I love J for Joy.

Aishah said...

Beautiful poetry Grandpa, I am impressed.

A durian party! That would be the first, but I am so tempted. I wonder if we could do the party at the office? Ummh, let me see and think, we might just call you Grandpa;)

I look forward to your K, because I don't think that one would be easy ;)

Grandpa said...

Ohiofarmgirl - Kai is chicken to us. With all the politics going on chicken for you too, I guess :)
That's my Joy - simple pleasures.
Take care pal.

Aishah - Thank you!
Nowadays durian party is quite common. Yesterday a restaurant owner bought 30kg to belanja his staff. Companies do purchase for employees' durian party.

I think nobody will ever guess what I have in store for K. You don't wanna miss it. Come back before midnight (before I leave to collect my durians back to the city for my regular customers - for your info my durians are D24 x D10 mainly).

Anonymous said...

aw Grandpa, this is great :)

Grandpa said...

Niki, thank you. Do you realise I wrote desert cafe, instead of dessert cafe over at your blog? LOL!

Anonymous said...

Yes I did! lol

sue said...

A durian party, hmm, held outside I presume? hehe, I'm not sure how well it would go down here ;) Sue@JumpingAground (Alliteration & drabbles)
Sue@traverselife(Workplace bullying)

Grandpa said...

Hi Sue, most definitely outside! Frankly I don't think Australia is quite ready for durian party yet, unless the area is predominantly Asian.

Her highness, Samantha VĂ©rant said...

Haha! Why are you and Gary speaking French? Est-ce qu'il y a une bonne raison? Or just for the sheer JOIE of it? Ah, beh oui, je comprends! And I loved your ode to durians.

Grandpa said...

Her highness, oui, just for the sheer joie of it, even though I do miss listening to the French speak, animated gestures and all. Thank you Sam..

Akelamalu said...

Great poem Grandpa. How wonderful it is to make money from a hobby. :)

Grandpa said...

Akelamalu - thank you! Yes, it is like doing what you love doing and getting paid for it!

Ohiofarmgirl said...

Grandpa, Do you mean My Fighting Uruk-Hai BearKiller (her full name) is really a chicken!?!?!
*slaps head and falls over, mumbles.. *

Now I've heard everything.