john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,668 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

A Minor Bird - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

i tune up my brain
each morn
in the chirps of birds
filling out blanks
as to what they are saying
a prayer?
yesterday's adventures?
the spot where they had hit gold
with worms?

from (or to) my slumberland
come poems
haikus, senryus
as i count syllables
each bird
tries out in its song
far and near
in so many ways
they chirp
plain notes,
broken notes
syncopated notes
improvised gems
some so skillful
i think
they are trumpeting
their way
up the evolution chain
to become finer
creatures than homo sapiens

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 4, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, November 17, 2008

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