john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,147 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

God's Obssession With Geometry - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

you may not be all knowing
but it does not mean you
would not know the all knowing

for instance the fact that he is
obssessed with geometry

the lines you see everywhere
in the the butterflies, the birds,
the insects, animals

what do they have in common?
such an overpowering exquisite
range of shapes and patterns

the obssession develops into
creating things to carry and
dance with those mindboggling,
at times, eerie, alluring and simply
ingenious and haunting designs

his favourite should be the shape of a ball
all things important are crowned with a roundness
that conveys his fondness for them

it starts from your two eyeballs, then the earth
then the sun, the whole planetary system
even the way they move, circular lines

the rest of his geometric insanity,
you have to run for them in the butterflies,
the birds, the molluscs, the shells,
each earth particle, the crystals

and did i say our very own face.
every line on the face makes us another person

you need not be all knowing
but that does not mean you
would not know the all knowing
his preference, his dos and donts
the way he talks in symbols using
things around us, and the cycle of things

his obssession with geometry


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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 16, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 15, 2011


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