john tiong chunghoo

Bronze Star - 2,939 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Illusions - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

boundless space
what i see
what i cannot see
what i see when
i open my eyes
what i see
when i close my eyes
a morass of black
inside, outside
between them
this bundle
that summons
all the boundaries,
real, imagined
the only time
when reason aches
the brain
names, categories
boundless worlds
worlds within worlds
i see all the animals
exhibiting a fragment
of my character
and for a moment
think that they are
human parts
projected onto another plane
that ricochet back to our senses
to awaken us of our baser selves
how faithful the dog is
how intelligent the dolphin
how indolent the sow
how naughty the monkey
there are those who want
to have them all into themselves
animal, animal, animal

Comments about Illusions by john tiong chunghoo

  • Rookie Raynette Eitel (10/23/2005 10:33:00 AM)

    I like this one, John, especially the ending.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 23, 2005

Poem Edited: Sunday, October 23, 2005

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