Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A Wedding


 Image:1 Before the Big Day, support given by close friends

 Image:2 The lovely bride together with Faridah

 Image:3 Halim and Bella 'saperti pinang dibelah dua'

Image:4 The newly-weds together with, granny, Mak Ku and Halim's kins

Note: 1 Hank and family traveled north to Alor Star to attend the wedding of his niece last weekend
Note: 2 Please see earlier postings  (here) and (here)

One to be really at peace
The true being of a soul
Tied in matrimonial bliss
To be as brave and bold

The whole wide world pleading
Opening up all its goodness
Two love-birds treading
On life’s offerings in fullness

Dainty bride brightly dressed
In all decorum sitting demurely
By the groom’s side manifests
A love pure and simple with dignity

The bridegroom smiling broadly
In anticipation and feeling entirely
Confident with added responsibility
To procreate a lineage of a family 

Written for Claudia's hosting at  OpenLinkNight week 96

26 comments:

  1. nice...wonderful pics hank...i love all the color in their dress....and marriage is bold when it is meant...and plenty of responsibility...but an awesome adventure...all the best to the newly weds...

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    1. Thanks Brian,
      Traditional dressings nowadays take bold lines and colors. Fun to feast the eyes!

      Hank

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  2. Looks like a great time was had, and they sound ready for a life together too.

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    1. It was and they sure do. Thanks Pat!

      Hank

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  3. How beautiful she is! What an incredibly beautiful arrangement as well! So much happiness here in the start of this union! Thank you for sharing...... "a love, pure and simply....." :)

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    1. Bella is so pretty, yes! A favorite niece! Thanks John!

      Hank

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  4. The photos are gorgeous! And this made me smile, Hank. We just celebrated our youngest daughter's wedding a couple of weeks ago.

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    1. Oh, that's wonderful Kim! Congrats to the young couple! Please convey our regards! I just can't imagine how very exciting it must have been for you too. For a loving Mom, a youngest daughter's Big Day is really special. The happiness and excitement would linger on for a long,long time! Thanks for sharing, Ma'am!

      Hank

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  5. Awe! beautiful and happy photos.Your word add even more joy to this post.

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  6. The bride is lovely and the family pictures are filled with happiness ~ All the best to the newly weds ~

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    1. Thanks Grace! They're so happy as Bella is the eldest!

      Hank

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  7. How lovely. This pictures, for me, the opening scene of a recently read book set in Yemen--"The Woman Who Fell from the Sky." I highly recommend it, especially for those of us who want to learn more about Middle Eastern culture.

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    1. Thanks Victoria. Will try and get hold of a copy. It'll be fun to know of other cultures, certainly! More so the Middle East is a mysterious blend of varied cultures of around the regions.

      Hank

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  8. Hank, loved seeing the pictures of the wonderful occasion! Everyone looks beautiful and happy. Nice poem as well.

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  9. How lovely, Hank. Your niece is beautiful and her husband certainly does look happy!
    The colours of the clothing are marvelous. North Americans could learn a lot about the colours of happiness.
    K

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    1. Thanks Kay! The colors are bold and loud. They stand out against the greenery around us!

      Hank

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  10. Eternal tie......................will always be rhyming...

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  11. Hank, beautiful words and pics to accompany them. How lovely.

    Pamela

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  13. Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful family pics . I am sure you had a wonderful time at the wedding.

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  16. how beautiful, poignant, full of love Hank. Congratulations to the happy couple and to all of the family and friends sharing in this joyous occasion!

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  17. Wonderful pics, Hank. Best wishes to the happy couple. :)

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