john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 4,775 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Poem About Poetry - Poetry Is Not - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

poetry is not the rain
poetry is how the rain
beats down on your path
poetry is not in the man
poetry is how you open
his heart with your smile
poetry is not in the flowers
poetry is how you can use them
to help your friends bloom
yesterday, today, tomorrow
poetry is not the sea
poetry is how you spread your
laughter over its surging water
and count your blessing with
every shell you pick up


Comments about Poem About Poetry - Poetry Is Not by john tiong chunghoo

  • (4/6/2008 3:53:00 PM)


    Very nice and very good example of what poetry done well can be. (Report) Reply

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  • (3/31/2008 9:56:00 AM)


    You have captured the trail of poetic essence. Well done, John! (Report) Reply

  • Ernestine Northover (3/31/2008 5:55:00 AM)


    This poem is just lovely John, a super explanation about poetry. Really took pleasure in reading it.
    Thanks.
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX
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  • (3/31/2008 5:48:00 AM)


    Lovely sentiments expressed here. Really enjoyed reading this. HG: -) xx (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 31, 2008

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 16, 2009


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