Rozmanshah Abdullah

Rookie (30th October 1976 / Taiping)

Nightshift - Poem by Rozmanshah Abdullah

I was walking down the park one night
When I saw butterflies
A large number of them
Flying towards the light
How shiny, brazen and unperturbed they were

In and out
In and out
Fluttering their wings
Spreading their scents
To the amazement of spectators
And willing companions

They make every breath
As if it was their last
As they stare and smile
Swallowing their night away

Comments about Nightshift by Rozmanshah Abdullah

  • (12/19/2005 9:13:00 AM)

    a wonderful image
    so clear and bright
    how every breath is precious
    and never to come again
    and the beauty of life
    in this very moment
    a fine poem
    with accurate observation
    and deep wisdom

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 19, 2005

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