john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 4,628 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Travel Cambodia Haiku - Memory Of Phnom Penh - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

the angkor wat ever
so exotic and young
apsara dancers

apsara dancers
i learn a new word and the nymphs now
dance in me

apsara dancers
they take me to the graceful side
of Cambodia

apsara dancers
in nook and corner of the angkor
heavenly nymphs dance

apsara dancers
in their graceful steps
the pain of the khmer years

apsara dancers
they flip over the violent history
of cambodia

apsara dancers
in their steps the sweeter side
of cambodia

in phnom penh i saw one of the best dances in south east asia, the apsara dance....for a while, my mind was taken off tuol sleng, where many of the crimes of the khmers were committed.

Topic(s) of this poem: travel

Form: Haiku


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, October 23, 2015


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