john tiong chunghoo

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

Sand In The Sea - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

from afar i see the waves
myriad lines of luminous white
galloping as if on a mission to conquer
propelling successive waves
in another sea of emotions

blessed's the endowed artist
who can transfer this gallant spirit
onto canvas with shinning and crowning hues
so many morns, the waves alone
drive in the days into me, blast tribulations,
even stones and rocks

pounding into the mind and soul
that after a million years
they would be nothing more than sand
under triumphant sounding waves
and - our humble feet


Comments about Sand In The Sea by john tiong chunghoo

  • (7/29/2006 7:00:00 AM)


    What lovely a write!

    'from afar i see the waves
    myriad lines of luminous white
    galloping as if on a mission to conquer
    propelling successive waves
    in another sea of emotions'

    This imagery projects incredibly deep
    beauty threaded with the pensive views
    of a mature heart.

    Very impressive, John!
    ~ Debora
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  • (7/29/2006 4:00:00 AM)


    very beautiful poem...i love the sea and this is a very deep poem about the sea's power...and its power over our soul...love...NH (Report) Reply

  • (7/29/2006 3:55:00 AM)


    A lovely vision of the waves 'galloping as if on a mission to conquer.' And their power to turn rocks to sand....... Yes, it is a talented person who can turn these visions into paintings. But you have turned these words into pictures, too, John.

    Love, Fran xx
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  • (7/29/2006 3:53:00 AM)


    Nice piece, forces of nature in act which no one can stop. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, July 29, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 19, 2010


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