Merton Lee

Rookie - 946 Points [Merton Lee] (1969 / Singapore)

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John Donne of Singapore?

Some close friends half-jokingly, half-solemnly
call me the John Donne of Singapore.
Hmmm... another dreamy Hmmm...
Wish I can qualify, in some small way,
for that grand appellation.

To be specific, they speculate: Merton Lee is a reborn John Donne.
He wrote thoughts-disruptive, intriguing poems.
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The Road Not Taken (On Reading Robert Frost's poem)

Two roads diverged in a mellow wood.
Rugged paths and uphill roads further ahead.
Dimly or half-hidden, like the wood itself.
Try to glimpse ahead.
But it is beyond disappearing eyes.
Part of my earthly tests.
Part of the riddle:
'Wherever I go, there I am.'

When young, no matter which road I took,
seeking prizes or meeting setbacks,
reversed, chose another road, repeated the cycle,
half-consciously, I carried that heavy Log
of desires, prides, fears, jealousies.

I realized, my feet didn't get to choose.
Rather, that Log came alive, ...

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