john tiong chunghoo

Freshman - 1,179 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Warm and Soft as Breath


butterfly, are your
stripes and shades
a map to paradise?
if that is so, i am
already in one

so serene, so quiet
your gentle adventure
enchanting colours
entrance me, transport me
into another realm

the angels, do they fly like you?
so effortlessly, forever carrying a paradise

is paradise filled with honey? sweet
success for your rendevouz with blooms

is your caterpillar a testimony that
one grows in and out of realms?

so softly, quietly, you fly off a rainbow
leaving that little monster
you once were fluttering in trees

Submitted: Monday, September 11, 2006
Edited: Monday, September 06, 2010

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  • Rookie Sandra Fowler (9/11/2006 2:50:00 PM)

    The butterfly has fascinated poets for centuries. I like what Tagore said about them,
    'The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough'..Lovely work, John.

    Kindest regards,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Debora Short (9/11/2006 11:38:00 AM)

    Dear John,

    You have penned pure delight...this one goes, immediately, to my favorites list. (Report) Reply

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