Darwin Henry Beuning

Gold Star - 40,104 Points (29 July 1947 / Melrose, Minnesota)

Thailand's King - Poem by Darwin Henry Beuning

Ruler Supreme
Beloved by all

King Bhumibol Adulyadej

From the mountains of Chiang Mai
And the plains of Udon Thani

From Ubon Ratchathani in the East
And Nakhon Sawan to the West

South through Khon Kaen
And Nakhon Ratchasima

Past Bangkok, Capital City
Home to King Adulyadej and his Queen Sirikit

South past the sands of Phuket
And beyond the city of Hat Yai

Sixty six million subjects
Revere your name

Your goodness and kindness
Have brought you fame

Long live King Bhumibol
Long may he reign

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Poet's Notes about The Poem

King Bhumibol Adulyadej ascended the throne as the 9th King of the Chakri Dynasty on 5 May 1950. He celebrated his 87th birthday this past December. I have been married to my Thai wife for 39 years and I love Thailand, it has become my second home. Written 23 February 2015, Nakhon Sawan, Thailand

Comments about Thailand's King by Darwin Henry Beuning

  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (8/23/2019 9:06:00 AM)

    Indeed, so sad that the King passed away. He is so goodlooking and clever in mind. Recently I went there to see my youngest son and his family (wife and only one toddlerson) working as medical specialists for the refugees at the border of Thailand, near the border with Myanmar.I had been there for 2 weeks and I have seen the beauty of Thailand. This poem is most gorgeous and I love to know the names of the borders.Thailand is beautiful green.10 (Report)Reply

    Darwin Henry BeuningDarwin Henry Beuning(8/24/2019 5:20:00 AM)

    Sylvia, Yes, Thailand is wonderful. My Thai wife and I have been married now for 43 years. Good years. I am receiving Cancer Treatment now, but, getting better day to day. We plan to visit Thailand for 30 days before the end of the year.. My wife's family lives close to Nakhon Sawan.

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  • Belle WassermeisterBelle Wassermeister (8/18/2019 9:58:00 AM)

    I can tell that you have a love for Thailand and its people.
    Nice poem!

    Darwin Henry BeuningDarwin Henry Beuning(8/19/2019 5:15:00 AM)

    Linda, thank you for the comment! ! Yes, I love Thailand, When I go, I do not go as an American or a tourist, I go as a relative. It is like stepping onto a different planet. We plan to go again before the end of the year, health permitting..

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  • Dennis SpilchukDennis Spilchuk (7/30/2019 12:01:00 PM)

    A well written and poetic tribute. (Report)Reply

    Darwin Henry BeuningDarwin Henry Beuning(7/31/2019 5:08:00 AM)

    Dennis, I love Thailand, Having a Thai wife for 43 plus years has been grand! ! We are planning a month vacation there later this year, once my health improves..

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  • Maryellen Smith (6/11/2018 6:24:00 PM)

    He doesn't look 88 in the picture. It must have been taken when he was younger.
    Anyway, a very nice poem.

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (11/2/2016 7:03:00 PM)

    I thought I had left a comment on this poem before, but I don't see it. Anyway, I was sorry to see that he had finally passed away. The world's longest reigning monarch is now somebody else. I wonder who? (Report)Reply

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  • Michael WalkerMichael Walker (10/19/2016 4:45:00 PM)

    A fair and convincing portrait of King Bhumibol, who obviously has his people's welfare at heart.
    'Long may he reign'. M. walker.

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  • Darwin Henry BeuningDarwin Henry Beuning (10/13/2016 5:51:00 PM)

    Today,13 October 2016, Thailand's Beloved King, King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away at 88 years of age. He was the World's longest reigning monarch. The Thai Nation and the World mourn. He was loved by ALL. (Report)Reply

    Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan(10/8/2019 10:24:00 AM)

    When we were there (Last July 2019) few portraits of the present King, but still so many portraits of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in the restaurants and coffee shops and in the personal houses.
    Sad too read this.

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (2/23/2015 11:56:00 PM)

    Thanks for this wonderful poem through which I could understand a little bit of Thailand's geography, its people and its king whom they love so dearly. I wish these lovely people and the king sunshine and good luck. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 23, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, November 18, 2016

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