Treasure Island

john tiong chunghoo

(Jan 21,1960 / NEW YORK)

Travel Haiku - Japan Outdoor Sand Museum


Japan Sand Museum
history abundant as
the grain at our feet

Japan Sand Museum
knowledge abundant
as the grain under out feet

Japan Sand Museum
how high history can pile up
without a word uttered

Japan Sand Museum
a piece of Asian history
written with sand

Japan Sand Museum
grainy lessons in
Asian history

Japan Sand Museum
swift as our feet
a piece of Asian history

Although a country of islands, Japan's only sand dunes are located on the western coast of Tottori. The 131-foot peaks of the dunes rival the impressive exhibits at the area's outdoor Sand Museum, where visitors can take a tour of Asia, and specifically the continent's UNESCO World Heritage Sites, from the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor in China to the Buddha Statues of the Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan.

Submitted: Saturday, July 26, 2008
Edited: Sunday, August 03, 2008
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Travel Haiku - Japan Outdoor Sand Museum by john tiong chunghoo )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Willing To Able To Do Your Best, Ronell Warren Alman
  2. When Tears Will Fall, Eleonor Santiago
  3. Seeing Answers, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  4. Twinkle twinkle little star - 7, ramesh rai
  5. Downside Up?, Von Kimball Barney
  6. And grace, hasmukh amathalal
  7. Doubts emerge, hasmukh amathalal
  8. A little girl's eyes, Cigeng Zhang
  9. A ship, hasmukh amathalal
  10. The Daughter of the Earth- 22, gajanan mishra

Poem of the Day

poet Paul Laurence Dunbar

The mist has left the greening plain,
The dew-drops shine like fairy rain,
The coquette rose awakes again
Her lovely self adorning.

The Wind is hiding in the trees,
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  9. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]