john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,050 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Raynette Eitel Book Haiku - Harsh Country - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

Harsh Country
seasoned verses
of a South West soul

Harsh Country
the desert lizard still
with one eye on the sky

Harsh Country
i read your words a la
arroyo soaking up the rain

Harsh Country
my eyes read your words
like rain moving over an arroyo

Harsh Country is Raynette Eitel's poetry collection published by released this month - June,2008..Those who wish to know more about the climes, landscape as well as the flora and fauna
of the South West of the United States should give this book a read.

Raynette was born in El Paso, Texas and spent her early years in the deserts of New Mexico and Arizona. She later moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she worked as a teacher and school counselor.

Raynette's works have been published in a variety of literary magazines including the North American Review, Dogwood and the Writer's Journal.

She and hubby James now reside in Las Vegas. If you have never been to the South West and is wondering how it is like, just open this book and let her verses take you to all her childhood places and beyond. She is one of my best loved poets at Poemhunter.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 27, 2008

Poem Edited: Friday, June 27, 2008

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