john tiong chunghoo

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

Early Morning, The - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

things burst
from within me
the ocean wave
the cries of seagulls
sweep of vapours
those few twinkling stars
and the shiny planet
that slowly loses itself
in the glare of daylight
in me a flower blooms
the day that slowly dawns
light inches itself into me
the way the petals slowly
spread themselves out
welcoming each day
gracing it with such beauty
each of my acts i make sure
would make the day worth it
my heart slowly blooms
like the roses every new day
every mistake, a sting on the petal
by an unwelcomed ant

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Early Morning, The
The moon on the one hand, the dawn on the other:
The moon is my sister, the dawn is my brother.
The moon on my left and the dawn on my right.
My brother, good morning: my sister, good night.
Hilaire Belloc

Comments about Early Morning, The by john tiong chunghoo

  • (6/21/2005 5:25:00 PM)

    john, like the poem......................i think hes right its your best. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/20/2005 9:44:00 AM)

    John, , of all the poems I've read by you, this one is my favorite. I especially like 'light inches itself into me...' a lovely thought. It is hard not to be trite when writing about dawn, but you have managed to be original. Nice work.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 20, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, June 20, 2005

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