john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,083 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

09.Ode Beyond The Graves - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

asphalt street
grey sky

cool breeze
affords a floor
of brown leaves
to dance and
settle on a spot

your leather shoes
an eagerness
played out
by the leaves ealier

if i could just move
to welcome you
sweet heart
it would be agile
as the waltzing breeze
and the leaves
in their entrancing twirl of love

the museum and my poems
are nearby
your heart will flutter
like the dazzling blooms - in spring
your tears trickle
in the spirit of my verses

if i could just hold you
by the hands again
and warm you up
with my love

Comments about 09.Ode Beyond The Graves by john tiong chunghoo

  • (7/10/2009 7:23:00 PM)

    Tasteful treatment of painful longing.
    Well done.
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  • (10/12/2008 9:14:00 PM)

    What once was and can never quite be again. As fragile and elegiac
    as the autumn leaves that are poised to blow your poem picture out of sight.

    Kind regards,

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 2, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, September 27, 2008

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