john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 4,775 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Best Loved Haiku For You - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

the mind's
eternal dance

this night
the silence that is
all you

spring drive
the yellow butterflies in
their love flights

The Sleep Poem
Sleep sometimes when i seek you
you leave me high and dry
a night turning over and over
...leaf of listlessness
veins of anguish seeping
through like mirages

sleep sometimes i got
overtaken by you
without much prayer
moon or moonless
starry night or starless
i black out in your thick bossom


this cool night
the only things lacking
your warm hands

after the indian dance
three little bells
on the stage

I remember the days when I was barely three years old very well - thanks to a magpie. Each day she would perch on top of a pyramid like roof and sing away. Her song though sounded more like some woman complaining about her own life.
She would sing all those songs to the heavens. I could not help myself from talking and consoling the bird.... well in my own language.

shrivelled leaf
i still hold onto
the sweet moments

Wave after wave
crushes on my legs
i remember mom's every word help me stand
on my own two feet

What a strange happening. Right in the middle of the night a little bird flew into my house on the 16th floor and headed straight to the old antique tibetan crystal buddha I had bought on the same day.

morning dew drops
such tender refreshing
youthfulness - you

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 17, 2011

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