Sunday, January 06, 2008

and a time for love

This is the 6th poem in my collection I sent for the GPA competition.

This is actually part of a longer poem that I have but I took out some parts and use it as part of this series, as it was in Bukit Merah that I found my love.

It is not always gloom and doom in that housing estate, far from it. There's chivalry,compassion, love, honesty among the folks. Sure, it's a tough neighbourhood, sometimes blood was spilled, and it's always these sensational stuff that got noticed, not the ones about neighbours looking after the disabled kids, the smiles and greetings of a close-knit community.

photo by Hannes Keller
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and a time for love

the scimitar of a moon
hung delicately in a cobalt dome
of dancing stars

as the rain trees
spread their arms their leaves
rustled in a chorus of joy

       they see love blossoming

her hands in mine
warm as morning's light, quiet
there was no need for words

       we looked up laughing

through the chatter of
the crickets, the cicada bands
tried to catch Sirius in our hands

© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 )

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Blogger dsnake1 said...

This is my first post for 2008, and i thought a cheery post is appropriate. :)

06 January, 2008 22:25  
Blogger polona said...

a precious moment beautifully captured!
thank you for posting this :)

07 January, 2008 02:05  
Blogger floots said...

love that wistful and onomatopoeic ending in particular
thank you

07 January, 2008 03:40  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thank you!
a precious moment, yes. :)

glad you like this piece.

get to learn a new word today : onomatopoeic. :)
thank you!

07 January, 2008 21:48  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

The comment beautiful is so over used, but, there isn't a better one I can come up with. Very well done!!

08 January, 2008 22:33  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

"beautiful" is fine with me, Pat. :)

thank you!

09 January, 2008 00:21  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First, I like your name!

And I like this cheerful poem too!

11 January, 2008 21:41  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thank you, gautami!
nice name, huh? :)

i like this poem too,for a sentimental reason.

12 January, 2008 00:11  

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