john tiong chunghoo

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

Haiku Quest - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

exquisite words that evoke pauses,
those pauses that deepen the moments
like the shadows the candles
cast over the the wall.
i search my mind for moments
locked in my psyche, still waiting
to be freed into the ocean of expressions,
such as the nesting hen i found using her beak to move her egg closer to herself,
the monkeys that lined the roadside for hangouts from tourists and
the toad that stole into my bathroom
to enjoy a bath with me.
in this haiku quest, i stumble onto
artistic treasures on mental floors
waiting to be strewn into
three liner jewellery,
the brain now and then throwing gems at me challenging me to put the sparkles into them

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  • (4/30/2014 7:30:00 AM)

    Such a thoughtful write. Enjoyed immensely! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 30, 2005

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