john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,084 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Love's Loneliness - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

something
savoured
this loneliness
the week
you were gone
your absence
greeted by
the bali bamboo bell
by the door
this dusk
something taken
for granted
until it sang
your love
your warmth
that it caused
a tide in the heart
a flood of
contentment
ying yang pleasure
absence makes
the heart grow fonder
the moon too
peered down
this side of kitchen
as i washed the dish
the water swirling
in its light distilling
a loneliness
that inspired verses
this night i imagined myself
on a ship that sailed
off to a land where
love abound, you around
- that you were
just just inches away
that cold patch
of bed that i left untouched

inspired by

Love's Loneliness
Old fathers, great-grandfathers,
Rise as kindred should.
If ever lover's loneliness
Came where you stood,
Pray that Heaven protect us
That protect your blood.
The mountain throws a shadow,
Thin is the moon's horn;
What did we remember
Under the ragged thorn?
Dread has followed longing,
And our hearts are torn.
William Butler Yeats


Comments about Love's Loneliness by john tiong chunghoo

  • (8/11/2005 5:24:00 AM)


    Loneliness wrapped in lovely poetic images. (Report) Reply

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  • (8/10/2005 4:53:00 PM)


    This is a really great poem and you got some great Irish inspiration there! Well done!
    Regards, Seán
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 10, 2005


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