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Pulau Penang

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ivordavies
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Pulau Penang

I lived in a land where the coconuts grew
where the sun always shone
under sky that was blue
where the fans on the ceilings
and conditioned air
were the only cool breeze
you could find anywhere.

I basked in the heat, and baked in the sun
where living and loving
were always good fun
where I woke up happy
to meet every day
knowing that working
was simply more play.

An island afloat in the tropical seas
with sun, sea and sand
meant only to please
the locals so friendly
the food so divine
with flavour so scrumptious
it didn’t need wine.

From it’s beaches to hilltop, from jungle to street
from market to temple
in trishaw, on feet
shone beauty and wisdom
in all you could see
where even the lowliest soul
could soar free.

I lived on an island, the island caught me
by my heart, where it stays
and I still long to be
a ‘Pearl in the Orient’
second to none
where dreams were alive
under tropical sun.

Now many years on and I’ve never been back
though an ache in my heart
still marks out the track
that I took in my youth
under tropical sun
when ‘Pulau Penang’
was the place I learned fun.

Ivor G Davies



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1 posted 02-17-2007 08:21 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

sounds like a wonderful place!
ivordavies
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2 posted 02-18-2007 09:45 AM       View Profile for ivordavies   Email ivordavies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ivordavies

Yes, it was spent over four years there and do,intend to get back for a visit someday.
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Anybody reading this who has decided to visit and needs a free guide, please get in touch!!!
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You make me want to go
I would love to savor all you shared

Such beauty in your words
and in the images you share.

A
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I'm sure you'd love the island Alison...
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Ahh you need to go soon Ivor before the government puts any more tax on travel.... Now just ask Micheal fo six weeks off and do a round trip Singapore KL Penang Langawi Bonkok Pataya Hong Kong Australia New Zealand...... come back via Canada...

I am sure you wont be suprised by all the high rise stuff on Penang and those missing green belt areas

Eric
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Eric,

Maybe, one day....
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8 posted 08-31-2014 05:33 AM       View Profile for ivordavies   Email ivordavies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ivordavies

Just stumbled over this post from 7 years ago, doesn't time fly!  We have been back to Penang now 3 times 208, 2010 and 2011.  The Island and the people are just as beautiful as ever and the food is fantastic especially from the street vendors.

I would recommend anybody who has not been there to enjoy the holiday of a lifetime there.  Multicultural with no end of temples, gardens and other things to visit.
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