john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,699 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Poem About Poetry - Dont Call Me A Poet - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

dont call me a poet
instead treat me
like a poem
spring, summer,
autumn or winter

i am mere leaf
that has taken
enough of sun
and now
swinging a
freedom from
the top of tree
to the lowest

smugly hugging
the fact that
ever ready
is a large land
wide as your arms
to embrace me

a warm, humble rest
after all the glory in the sun

Comments about Poem About Poetry - Dont Call Me A Poet by john tiong chunghoo

  • (12/21/2006 3:31:00 PM)

    A cosy analogy but poem or poet you can't cop out my man. You've been issued a non-revokable poetic licence and are ordered to practice in the interests of all humanity (or earth surfaces, if you prefer) . Regards, IDC (Report)Reply

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  • (12/20/2006 9:07:00 AM)

    Stunningly beautiful, John - always good to see your writing in this place! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 11, 2010

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