john tiong chunghoo

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

Tanka - Depth Of Autumn - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

depth of autumn
all his words that
have fallen on deaf ears
he walks over leaves
soul bare as the trees


the moon inspires verses
the same little star keeps
twinkles at its side
that fine person i rejected
years ago


the moth
so riotious
now so quiet
i look into its wing
and meditate

Comments about Tanka - Depth Of Autumn by john tiong chunghoo

  • (7/13/2005 11:34:00 AM)

    All three of these tankas are well done and lovely. I like the third one best. And yet, I am enthralled at the second one, thinking of the lovely person you rejected being there beside the moon. Wonderful! Good work, John.


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  • (7/13/2005 6:28:00 AM)

    I dig the spirituality that often enters your poems. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 13, 2005

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