09 Haiku - Criss Crossing Shadows Poem by john tiong chunghoo

09 Haiku - Criss Crossing Shadows

Rating: 3.5


haiku one:

in criss-crossing shadows
of the mountains, we admire
sunbathed summits

haiku two:

in criss crossing shadows
we admire sunbathed
summits

haiku three:

tottering ballet dancer
the butterfly flutters
round a bloom

haiku three:

dead widow's bamboo bell
each chime echoes
a memory of her

dead widow's bamboo bell
each chime numbs
the mind

dead widow's bamboo bell
each chime echoes
a lonely year/her lonely years

haiku four;

dead widow's bamboo bell
forelorn the chime
has become

tanka:

dugout river
a nude doll stares
right through me
i discover stephen king and
- shiver

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Colleen Courtney 29 April 2014

Chu goo writes such wonderful haiku's!

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Captain Herbert Poetry 28 April 2014

Very enthralling kind of haiku. Beautiful

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Ben Gieske 06 August 2009

I find 'tottering ballet dance' presents a very imaginative and lively picture. I prefer the first 'dead widow's bamboo bell over the second one. The tanka produces the effect that it describes. Nicely done.

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Sandra Fowler 04 August 2009

Shadows are eternally fascinating to the poetic mind. But I was most moved by the widow and her bamboo bell. That poignant sound resonates. Warmest regards, Sandra

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john tiong chunghoo

Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia
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