I lost my soul to-day,
For the sake of scrubbing and buttons and trash,
It was a wonder-day of beauty,
Rapturous leaves afire in the sun besought me;
Butterflies beckoned, birds entreated with song;
Implored me to drift on the miracle tide
Of gladness and renewing.
O Beauty, stand once more upon my threshold!
O Day of Wonder, beckon me again!
That I, the penitent, may open wide my dwelling
And pleaded with Loveliness as she has pled with me
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Born in Kedah. Studied at Alam Shah, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and King's College, University of London. Previously, acted as Head, Dept of Psychiatry, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Currently, works as Professor of Psychiatry at Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah International Islamic University, Kedah. Married and blessed with 4 grown-up children.
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