john tiong chunghoo

Bronze Star - 2,650 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Charles Simic The Haiku Poet - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

A book full of pictures
my hands grows cold touching faces
of dead kings and queens

a black raincoat
in the upstairs bedroom
Swaying from the ceiling

mother's long needles
make quick crosses
they were black

the pages I turn sound like wings
the soul is a bird
in my book full of pictures

a battle rages: lances and swords
a wintry forest with my heart
spiked and bleeding in its branches

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 13, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, October 4, 2013


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