Treasure Island

john tiong chunghoo

(Jan 21,1960 / NEW YORK)

*'Alfred Noyes the haiku poet


a torrent of darkness
the moon a galleon
tossed upon cloudy seas

the road
a ribbon of moonlight
over the purple moor


the highwayman
comes riding— Riding—riding—
riding, up to the old inn-door


a French cocked-hat
a bunch of lace
at his chin

Submitted: Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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