john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,668 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Poem About Poetry - Verses In The Air - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

i am a frog
in a well
i have
met no great poets
only read
their works
on paper
of course
on papers
did they print
their verses
in the air?
but each verse
that flow from their ink
of course makes
some changes
to the world
their verses
float around
help people
a new world
make a new world
for some
and complicate
some worlds
which ever group
you belong to

About Tu Fu

inspired by

I met Tu Fu on a mountaintop
in August when the sun was hot.
Under the shade of his big straw hat
his face was sad-
in the years since we last parted,
he'd grown wan, exhausted.
Poor old Tu Fu, I thought then,
he must be agonizing over poetry again.

Li Po

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 2, 2005

Poem Edited: Sunday, October 19, 2008

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