john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 4,939 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Poem About Poetry - The Great Poet, The Sea - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

the sea is a great poet
a giant pot of ink
which it writes out lines
that sparkle in emerald
by day and black by night

throw her the moon
and the lunar lady
immediately becomes a
dancing star beating a
path to our heart in
her graceful glowing shroud

throw her the sun
and you bet van gogh would
even put his brush
and Sunflowers away
to be inspired by its
breathtaking dazzling lines

throw her the wind
and the sea immediately
grins with a million lips
singing a song of gratitude
to the almighty

throw her the gulls
and their glorious white
would swing to a verse of
shining metaphors
- young ballet dancers trailblazing through
the rough and tumble world of showbiz

throw her a a ship
and it will rock you
the fashion of a new mom
for its babe in a cradle
wishing it would bring
babe to wherever he wants to be

by day or by night
be by the Sea
as it painstakingly works
on its verse
line by line
swish and swosh
swish and swosh
swish and swosh
never tires of trying
to impress a visitor
of its divine calling

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  • (11/19/2015 1:35:00 AM)

    Your poem is so rich with beauty and magic. The mesmerizing sea with all her metaphors...much adored....10 (Report) Reply

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  • (4/29/2006 5:48:00 AM)

    What extraordinary imagery. This poem speaks a universal language. Together, you and the sea have written something very memorable.

    Warm regards,

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 29, 2006

Poem Edited: Monday, April 27, 2009

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