john tiong chunghoo

Bronze Star - 2,650 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Morn Birds, Noon Birds - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

the joyous chirp
of a sparrow
in the morn sky
sends a heaven into me
for a moment
i am the piano
and the chirp
a finger that sends
pleasant notes
reverberating
through my soul
this afternoon
heard the more
sedated chirps
of a bird on a wire
the halcyon noon
where the sun and
comfortable temperature
entice you to bed
note after note
the bird sings
wheeling nauseatic
nostalgic images
through my brain
school days,
childhood friends
and those days
that reminded us
of dream chasers
in a land of honey
the colour of light brown amber

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  • Gold Star - 23,446 Points * Sunprincess * (10/8/2012 4:11:00 AM)

    the first stanza is a wonderful write.. :) (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Michael Philips (11/3/2005 7:21:00 AM)

    The honey ending is most interesting. What is 'nauseatic? ' I don't think you meant nauseating, did you? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Raynette Eitel (11/3/2005 7:01:00 AM)

    This is just beautiful, John, one of your best.

    Raynette (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 3, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, September 8, 2008


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