john tiong chunghoo

Silver Star - 3,793 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

09 Haiku - Criss Crossing Shadows - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

haiku one:

in criss-crossing shadows
of the mountains, we admire
sunbathed summits

haiku two:

in criss crossing shadows
we admire sunbathed

haiku three:

tottering ballet dancer
the butterfly flutters
round a bloom

haiku three:

dead widow's bamboo bell
each chime echoes
a memory of her

dead widow's bamboo bell
each chime numbs
the mind

dead widow's bamboo bell
each chime echoes
a lonely year/her lonely years

haiku four;

dead widow's bamboo bell
forelorn the chime
has become


dugout river
a nude doll stares
right through me
i discover stephen king and
- shiver

Topic(s) of this poem: love

Comments about 09 Haiku - Criss Crossing Shadows by john tiong chunghoo

  • Colleen Courtney (4/29/2014 8:49:00 AM)

    Chu goo writes such wonderful haiku's! (Report) Reply

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  • Herbert Guitang Herbert Guitang (4/28/2014 8:37:00 AM)

    Very enthralling kind of haiku. Beautiful (Report) Reply

  • Ben Gieske (8/6/2009 3:52:00 PM)

    I find 'tottering ballet dance' presents a very imaginative and lively picture.
    I prefer the first 'dead widow's bamboo bell over the second one.
    The tanka produces the effect that it describes. Nicely done. (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Fowler (8/4/2009 4:14:00 AM)

    Shadows are eternally fascinating to
    the poetic mind. But I was most moved
    by the widow and her bamboo bell.
    That poignant sound resonates.

    Warmest regards,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 25, 2005

Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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