Dreamland by Christina Rossetti

Taken by the late Nurfadzilah Mohamed nee Khan (April 11, 1979 – Sept 16, 2012)

Yesterday a loved one left us.

The shock will pass, the grief lessen. Of this, I am sure.

I have no more words. So please forgive me for I am borrowing someone else’s.

Dreamland by Christina Rossetti

Where sunless rivers weep
Their waves into the deep,
She sleeps a charmed sleep:
Awake her not.
Led by a single star,
She came from very far
To seek where shadows are
Her pleasant lot.
She left the rosy morn,
She left the fields of corn,
For twilight cold and lorn
And water springs.
Through sleep, as through a veil,
She sees the sky look pale,
And hears the nightingale
That sadly sings.
Rest, rest, a perfect rest
Shed over brow and breast;
Her face is toward the west,
The purple land.
She cannot see the grain
Ripening on hill and plain;
She cannot feel the rain
Upon her hand.
Rest, rest, for evermore
Upon a mossy shore;
Rest, rest at the heart’s core
Till time shall cease:
Sleep that no pain shall wake;
Night that no morn shall break
Till joy shall overtake
Her perfect peace.

Dilah and baby Bilal, sleep well under the grace of God.

We love you, and we will remember you with a smile. Always.

In loving memory of my cousin Dilah, and her son Bilal, who left us yesterday (16 Sept 2012). This photo was taken in 1985 at our late grandfather’s old house near the Balun Bidai river in Kg Gajah, Perak. From L to R: arwah Dilah, Nora, Makcik Fauziah, Ina and IA. Dilah, kami akan mengenangmu dengan rasa penuh kasih sayang dan kerinduan. InsyaAllah, syurga tempatmu dan Bilal, amin.

Al-fatihah.

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