john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 4,927 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Travel Haiku - Lyon Musée Des Beaux-Arts (France) - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

Musee des Beaux-Arts
so cold the the blind man says
of the fierce looking statue

Musee des Beaux-Arts
blind but they need
more time, says the guide

Musee des Beaux-Arts
the blind man's fingers
all over the 1000 year old goddess

Musee des Beaux-Arts
the blind man asks if the goddess
in his hands is beautiful

Home to one of the best collections of fine art in France, the Lyon Musée des Beaux-Arts has a program every Saturday that gives those with special needs the chance to more fully appreciate and experience art. Events in upcoming months include a tactile tour, where visually impaired guests can touch statues and other pieces of art normally labeled 'Do Not Touch.' Tours are also given with sign-language interpreters for the hearing impaired.

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  • (6/21/2014 4:07:00 PM)

    ......thanks for the poet's notes.....I never knew this....loved reading the poem....and definitely going to research the museum..... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 29, 2008

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 29, 2008

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