JTC (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Poem About Poetry - Poetry Is That Girl At The Corner

poetry is that
junior high
you have
known for
three years
but never talk to

she is always
at the corner
of everywhere
by herself
living out
the world
of her own

a dream
beautiful as

poetry is
that junior
school girl
at the corner
of your class
you never talk to
but have always
wanted to

poetry is
that girl
by herself
a world too
entrancing for
her to extricate
herself from

poetry is
that gentle girl
at a little corner
who has an
apple garden
to be explored
and savoured
but would rather
keep quiet about it

poetry is that boy
who makes the first
move to lift the first
page of her life
to give her life
another dimension
and lets his mind
be showered
with all her graces

by john tiong chunghoo

Comments (3)

A beautifully descriptive account of the first awareness of love, in all its transformative glory. Don
the delicate imagery of poetry is well depicted here...poesy has so many connotations that the sense fail imagining them…interesting one
A luminous word painting of youth with all of its charm and vulnerability.Beauty that, once lost, can never be recaptured again. Very nostalgic and romantic. Warm regards, Sandra