john tiong chunghoo

Bronze Star - 2,472 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Haiku - Two Months Old - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

two months old
she cajoles and talks
for her newborn

Inspired by Broken Music
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The mother will not turn, who thinks she hears
Her nursling's speech first grow articulate;
But breathless with averted eyes elate
She sits, with open lips and open ears,
That it may call her twice. 'Mid doubts and fears
Thus oft my soul has hearkened; till the song,
A central moan for days, at length found tongue,
And the sweet music welled and the sweet tears.
But now, whatever while the soul is fain
To list that wonted murmur, as it were
The speech-bound sea-shell's low importunate strain, -
No breath of song, thy voice alone is there,
O bitterly beloved! and all her gain
Is but the pang of unpermitted prayer.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Comments about Haiku - Two Months Old by john tiong chunghoo

  • Gold Star - 14,311 Points * Sunprincess * (4/30/2014 2:46:00 PM)

    ............a beautiful tribute to rossetti....truly enjoyed.. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 37 Points Colleen Courtney (4/30/2014 7:07:00 AM)

    Aww...this haiku is very sweet! Nicely done! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 15, 2005



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