john tiong chunghoo
Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia
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Eye To Eye With A Ghost

Rating: 3.5

senses have eyes
deceived by
our all seeing eyes

if these 'eyelids'
would open to let
the other world
a bat of the eye away
comes through

the dead young man
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Ivan Donn Carswell 21 December 2006

Another way to look at it is spirit as an extension of ourselves which we have tried to cut off, an animus of existence. The young man's spirit in the cupboard is you which you refuse to let out - except through poetry. And you do, magnificently, using verse as your medium spectacles. IDC

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