john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,076 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

The Larvae - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

the larvae
it has grown
shed its ugly days
crept out of dried brown leaf
in a lovely batik
to start a princely life
crowned with two wings
it has flown high into the sky
as if to announce its glory
it now has honey as food
and flowers as friends
never once in its larvae days
it has thought life would turn out
to be so grand
the man too has grown, shrivelled
and passed away
leaving a world of colourful imagination
as to its existence beyond
perhaps he too now lives a grand life
somewhere.... in a garden
leaving the drab existence behind
like the larvae that leaves its brown leaf
to fly away a glory of nature

Comments about The Larvae by john tiong chunghoo

  • (1/3/2006 9:11:00 AM)

    This is your best, John. You have risen with this above a mere poet describing the wonders of the earth to a poet who takes us beyond the earth and all the wonders in a new place. Thanks.

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  • (1/3/2006 8:41:00 AM)

    When I got to the last line I realised this was way above my earthly offerings - 'Well done - Nice Job! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 3, 2006

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