john tiong chunghoo

Freshman - 1,288 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

*Walt Whitman the haiku poet


some dream
on the deck you've fallen
cold and dead

with mournful tread
I walk the deck
my Captain lies

the steady keel
the vessel grim and daring
the bleeding drops of red

for you bouquets and
ribboned wreaths
the shores a-crowding

the port is near
the bells I hear
the people all exulting

from fearful trip
the victor ship
comes in

Submitted: Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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