Aufie Zophy

Gold Star - 16,498 Points (18 October 1964)

Theater In Bachok - Poem by Aufie Zophy

This morning I went to a theater show in Bachok
I got comfortably seated on the first and only row
with a glass of freshly squeezed watermelon
naturally sweetened to perfection.

The first actress to come on stage
was a butterfly, performing brilliantly
the most elegant dance just in the air
Her wings were brown and white
and then she landed with her feather light feet
on a green leaf of a flowerless tree.

The second actor came on immediately
a white butterfly doing a rock and roll
The birds came on stage before it was their turn
but who cares about turns in this theater.
A choir of invisible doves
made their lovely sounds in the background
for an aria of a proud yellow bird.

When my drink was finished,
I was allowed to go on stage
and have a private chat with many actors
They spoke a strange language
but perhaps they understood my heartfelt praise.

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

Form: Free Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

I 've called it free verse.
Not sure this one qualifies as a poem.
No matter what, I hope you enjoy it.

Comments about Theater In Bachok by Aufie Zophy

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (9/24/2016 11:01:00 PM)

    Theater In Bachok by Aufie Zophy
    It is of course an imagery. See the wonderful way a poet makes heart felt things out of only imaginary things. Quite enjoyable and congrats for being the PoD. (Report) Reply

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  • Kim Barney (9/24/2016 6:50:00 PM)


    Enjoyed it very much, and it does qualify as a poem, a very good one. Congrats on poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • (9/24/2016 11:16:00 AM)

    Theater In Bachok
    Lovely poem Hansveer, This theater offers us boundless joy and so does your poem. Congratulations for the poem of the day selection. (Report) Reply

  • (9/24/2016 11:16:00 AM)


    Heartiest Congratulations on the poet of the Day as also for the fantastic flight of imagery that has conceptualized such a nice poem. (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (9/24/2016 10:10:00 AM)


    Congrats Hans for being choosen one here, Now the theater is reopened.. I am delighted for it :) (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (9/24/2016 9:41:00 AM)


    What a magical show this would have been.
    Imagery I wish I could view.
    A choir of invisible doves...... simply beautiful.
    (Report) Reply

  • Clarence Prince (9/24/2016 8:16:00 AM)


    Careless what its called I've enjoyed reading it!
    Thanks for sharing!
    (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (9/24/2016 8:05:00 AM)


    A beautiful poem, wonderful imagination nicely penned. penned (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak (9/24/2016 6:00:00 AM)


    When my drink was finished,
    I was allowed to go on stage
    and have a private chat with many actors
    They spoke a strange language
    but perhaps they understood my heartfelt praise.


    The dance with the nature - - - - -Wonderful write ! !
    (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/24/2016 3:02:00 AM)

    Theater In Bachok
    Private chat! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (9/24/2016 1:03:00 AM)


    You write from a place where writing should come from. Keep doing so! (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (9/4/2016 3:25:00 AM)


    Wonderful Theater, so green and natural in act...the are awesome...and free ticket :) lovely write dear (Report) Reply

    Hans Vr Hans Vr (9/9/2016 10:12:00 PM)

    Many thanks, Soul

  • Paul Brookes (9/3/2016 4:46:00 AM)


    such a gret piece of narrative poetry I ewlly ejoyed the cast great write (Report) Reply

    Hans Vr Hans Vr (9/9/2016 10:11:00 PM)

    Many thanks, Paul for the lovely comment

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 3, 2016

Poem Edited: Saturday, September 3, 2016


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