john tiong chunghoo

Bronze Star - 2,942 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Inspired By Matsuo Basho - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

bamboo groove
leaves dance and whisper
to the moon

inspired from Basho's

moonlight slants through
the vast bamboo grove
a cuckoo cries

old war field
grass blades simulate
sword fight

inspired by Basho's

Ah, summer grasses!
All that remains
Of the warriors dreams

this road
lonely as my heart
this autumn evening

inspired by basho's

along this road
goes no one
this autumn evening


moon glides
from cloud to cloud
this fine autumn evening

inspired by

from time to time
the clouds give rest
to the moon beholders


between the
riotious flowers
a butterfly's drunken dance

inspired by basho's

the butterfly is perfuming
its wings in the scent
of the orchid.

< br>spring new class
a burst of warm laughter
among the students

inspired by basho's

Yes, spring has come
this morning a nameless hill
is shrouded in mist

deep autumn
leaves slowly fly away
with the season

inspired by basho's

it is deep autumn
my neighbor
how does he live, I wonder

old pond and frogs
i wait earnestly for the most famous haiku
to come alive

inspired by

the old pond
a frog jumps in
the sound of water

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Comments about Inspired By Matsuo Basho by john tiong chunghoo

  • Rookie Raynette Eitel (10/29/2005 9:18:00 AM)

    This collection of haikus should be read slowly and savored. You have outdone yourself, John.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 29, 2005