john tiong chunghoo

09 Haiku - Criss Crossing Shadows

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

Topic(s) of this poem: love

Poem Submitted: Friday, March 25, 2005
Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Add this poem to MyPoemList
3,5 out of 5
13 total ratings
rate this poem

Comments about 09 Haiku - Criss Crossing Shadows by john tiong chunghoo

  • Colleen Courtney (4/29/2014 8:49:00 AM)

    Chu goo writes such wonderful haiku's!

    Report Reply
    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Captain Herbert PoetryCaptain Herbert Poetry (4/28/2014 8:37:00 AM)

    Very enthralling kind of haiku. Beautiful

    Report Reply
    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Ben Gieske (8/6/2009 3:52:00 PM)

    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.

    Report Reply
    1 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
  • Sandra Fowler (8/4/2009 4:14:00 AM)

    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

    Report Reply
    1 person liked.
    1 person did not like.



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

Read poems about / on: haiku, butterfly, river