john tiong chunghoo

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

Haiku - Sand - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

reaching out
i throw a handful of sand
towards the stars

inspired by
Robert Service's

A Grain Of Sand
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If starry space no limit knows
And sun succeeds to sun,
There is no reason to suppose
Our earth the only one.
'Mid countless constellations cast
A million worlds may be,
With each a God to bless or blast
And steer to destiny.

Just think! A million gods or so
To guide each vital stream,
With over all to boss the show
A Deity supreme.
Such magnitudes oppress my mind;
From cosmic space it swings;
So ultimately glad to find
Relief in little things.

For look! Within my hollow hand,
While round the earth careens,
I hold a single grain of sand
And wonder what it means.
Ah! If I had the eyes to see,
And brain to understand,
I think Life's mystery might be
Solved in this grain of sand.


Comments about Haiku - Sand by john tiong chunghoo

  • (4/30/2014 1:13:00 PM)

    .......love the imagery of your haiku....and love this poem by service...he is one of my favourite poets... (Report)Reply

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  • (4/29/2014 8:39:00 PM)

    Different this haiku is. Like it! (Report)Reply

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  • Nasra Al Adawi (4/9/2005 7:47:00 PM)

    I hope this takes the rule of Haiku..Any ways got inspired by your poem

    Inescapable leave
    Traveling with the wind
    Desert sand
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  • Nasra Al Adawi (4/9/2005 7:34:00 PM)

    I loved this one...Maybe its something to d with the sand..Being living in the Middle East I guess (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 23, 2005



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