Treasure Island

john tiong chunghoo

(Jan 21,1960 / NEW YORK)

09 Haiku - Criss crossing shadows


haiku one:

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

haiku two:

in criss crossing shadows
we admire sunbathed
summits

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

haiku four;

dead widow's bamboo bell
forelorn the chime
has become

tanka:

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

Submitted: Friday, March 25, 2005
Edited: Friday, January 02, 2009

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  • * Sunprincess * (4/29/2014 3:27:00 PM)

    ........oh each one of these is so beautiful and enchanting....wish I could write like this... (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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