Treasure Island

john tiong chunghoo

(Jan 21,1960 / NEW YORK)

The Swinging Universe


reading a 13th century poet
feeling the sun circling round me
and all the inaccuracies it cast onto me

reading a 20th century poem
feeling the earth circling round the sun
and all its limitations

reading a 30th century poem
feeling the whole universe circling round us
and the privilege to play with its power

reading a 40th century poem
feeling the privilege to swing the
whole universe around us

Submitted: Friday, June 22, 2007
Edited: Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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