( / Singapore)

The Master Speed

No speed of wind or water rushing by
But you have speed far greater. You can climb
Back up a stream of radiance to the sky,
And back through history up the stream of time.
And you were given this swiftness, not for haste
Nor chiefly that you may go where you will,
But in the rush of everything to waste,
That you may have the power of standing still-
Off any still or moving thing you say.
Two such as you with such a master speed
Cannot be parted nor be swept away
From one another once you are agreed
That life is only life forevermore
Together wing to wing and oar to oar

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another amazing poem.....its really good and i really liked it
every1 needs theyre personal space and some where to hide and go...pretty darn good..for espressing it so well..10,4 #5
Greetings of peace! In my poem “A game- A fall” I portrayed the situation of a friend in front of temptation- and what was the latter.... In my work “Manhood” I relate the reality of being a “man” or let me say the 'part of man's growing”. And in your poem “Sanctuary” some of the words (elements of imagery) presents the truth of many things that would occur to “mans” life...the sanctuary of health, sickness in a deep sense of the word. And of course all sort of things we are frown to fall or to rise. Dear poet, your poem is one of the best...keep the legacy of poetry. Note: take yout time to read my poems I mentioned above. Thank you
From: Barbara Sallee (perryville arknasas United States; Female; 43) To: Sulaiman Mohd Yusof Date Time: 6/20/2009 2: 47: 00 PM (GMT -6: 00) Subject: RE: santurary Sulaiman, I just read your poem santuary and what a beautiful write. you are an amazing author and have a true gift! ! ! Barbie
Sanctuary as in the concentration camps (Second WW?) . Methinks not. That's the grandaddy of nightmares. Devil's sanctuary more likely... Cheers. Subroto
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