john tiong chunghoo

(Jan 21,1960 / NEW YORK)

Haiku - calmness of heavens

silvery sky
the calmness
of heavens


london blasts
the subways quiet
for the first time

family members try to speak
louder than the storm

lost on
the horizon
the ship


thai travel
he keeps saying 'thank you'
in thai

travel shock
finding he gets better exchange rate
than home


first tokyo summer
unagi debuts on
my tongue


autumn love letter
as the leaf falls, he bares
his whole self to her



the ballet dancer
twirls and swirls
turns my world around

upturned world
old lotuses bow
to new blooms

(old lotuses here mean withered lotuses)


beach kissing
our libido comes
in waves

folding crane
he wishes peace
a straighter matter

Submitted: Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Edited: Sunday, July 10, 2005

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  • Nasra Al Adawi (3/21/2005 1:26:00 PM)

    In the desert to us...if the sky is silvery..shows a sign of a great blessing...and if its full of white cloud...its more blessing as the sky is beautified like flowers of different shape on the sky (Report) Reply

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