Treasure Island

john tiong chunghoo

(Jan 21,1960 / NEW YORK)

haiku in colours


van gogh
in the field
etching haiku
onto canvas
each stroke
a colourful haiku
for posterity
sunflowers
eleven brothers vie
for attention
the fortunate ones
coloured bright yellow
the rest resign
themselves to fate
bow humbly
and live in the others' shadows
eleven lucky blooms
worth more than a hundred millions
they do not fit into my pot
but in my heart they blaze in glory, always

van gogh's genius pours
unrelentingly
from eye to eye,
heart to heart
igniting the artist's passion
in each of us
once in a while, i too feel like
etching haiku in colours
encapsulating that extraordinary moment
ideas in wondrous colours, shapes and dreams
so that they too would turn out to be loving works of insanity

Submitted: Friday, January 27, 2006
Edited: Friday, January 27, 2006

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  • Tori Ocean (1/27/2006 9:46:00 AM)

    i like this one too. literal poetic imagery, rite? like they guy is drawing a poem? its a good portrayal of visual art (Report) Reply

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