Treasure Island

john tiong chunghoo

(Jan 21,1960 / NEW YORK)

Shadows


the poet in Rumi says
with a hint of regrets,
'it is against nature.
my work is private stuff,
shadows the sun
its precusor's never
meant to penetrate.
my poetry is to be read
when I am dead, when
readers could sprinkle
some lights onto shadows
that trail along the verses.'

Submitted: Monday, March 10, 2008
Edited: Monday, March 10, 2008
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  • marvin brato (3/10/2008 5:35:00 AM)

    Its the irony of it all, poems are read and appreciated when poets are already dead; indeed its'
    when readers could sprinkle some lights onto shadows that trail along the verses' A tribute to dead poets! A 10. (Report) Reply

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