John Donne of Singapore?
Some close friends half-jokingly, half-solemnly
call me the John Donne of Singapore.
Hmmm... another dreamy Hmmm...
Wish I can qualify, in some small way,
for that grand appellation.
To be specific, they speculate: Merton Lee is a reborn John Donne.
He wrote thoughts-disruptive, intriguing poems.
He provided a ... more »
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Merton Lee Poems
The Road Not Taken (On Reading Robert Fr...
Two roads diverged in a mellow wood. Rugged paths and uphill roads further ahead. Dimly or half-hidden, like the wood itself. Try to glimpse ahead.
What is its essence? Is it like a vulnerable, Hemingway-portrayed skiff being tossed about by changing waves of feelings, urges, yearning?
Phenomenal Woman (On reading Maya Angelo...
Can they see the fireflies? Can those ecstasy-chasing Affluent, can those born with golden spoons in cosmopolitan capitals,
Old Wheelbarrow (On reading William Carl...
Much depends on recalling, seeing those times and days
Where's Your Poetic Voice?
Where's Your Poetic Voice? How to render it contemporary, unique, one in the whole wide world?
What's Overaching Beyond The Night Sky? ...
What's Overarching Beyond The Night Sky? (Nonconformist Haiku)
A Happy and Sad Haiku
The bougainvillea fragrance vanishes, a stream of time, molecules of memory, along the veins of my nostrils. Red fragrance. As red as the blood of our ancestors during the War -
New Four Quartets (Reading T S Eliot's ...
New Four Quartets (Reading T. S. Eliot's poem) Fleshing Inside A Trans-Inquisition Tavern
Love Songs of A Bull Frog (Part Two) (...
Let us go then, you and I... Let us go then... Tired? Surprisingly, we have been saying this
A Homeless Haiku Getting Married (A N...
In the middle of the night, homeless, a poem begins brooding... walking into a London fog,
Love Songs of A Bull Frog (Part Three) ...
Let us go then, you and I … Let us go then … How to etherize you and I without the ether? How to spiritualize the yellow fog like Eliot until it perceives, yearns, loves and insinuates like a human?
Republican Meta-Owl Uncopied (Dedicated...
Back from the dead sun, songs undulate away from a dethroned
Nonconformist Haiku (3) Where Do They ...
Maybe this is an avant-garde haiku that can never be published
Reading Elizabeth Bishop's Poem 'Insomni...
Reading Elizabeth Bishop's poem: Insomnia We suspect her sestina contains biographical facts. The child's father passed away when she was eight months old.
Comments about Merton Lee
(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
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The Road Not Taken (On Reading Robert Frost's poem)
Two roads diverged in a mellow wood.
Rugged paths and uphill roads further ahead.
Dimly or half-hidden, like the wood itself.
Try to glimpse ahead.
But it is beyond disappearing eyes.
Part of my earthly tests.
Part of the riddle:
'Wherever I go, there I am.'
When young, no matter which road I took,
seeking prizes or meeting setbacks,
reversed, chose another road, repeated the cycle,
half-consciously, I carried that heavy Log
of desires, prides, fears, jealousies.
I realized, my feet didn't get to choose.
Rather, that Log came alive, ...