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Mar 2019 · 185
Stone steps
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
Bluestone
speeding like wind
laughter
frozen in time
episodes of warmth
aftertaste like north
it's the very simple
and elegant steps
of bluestone.
Mar 2019 · 397
Erhu
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
Pulling the bow
musical notes catapulted
from the deck of the aircraft carrier
fly far into the distance
a roc flapping its wings
on the crest of a wave
a group of horses
galloping on the grassland
the strings are rigid
the bow is flexible
in between
there's smoke rising
there's the vastness of field
when the sound is just right
the sky calms down
to listen
to the jade
ancient tide.
Mar 2019 · 390
Bird
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
A bird
on the windowsill
an unknown bird
i wake up
it perches
over there
it has the color
you'd like
a voice you like
early in the morning
seperated by
a piece
of glass
it seems
within reach
it's here
to teach
the meaning
of happy
and free.
Mar 2019 · 124
She
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
She
A beautiful girl
comes and goes
in and out of my dream
looking up at the clouds
recalling her face
even though mountains block
and the city full of fog
my heart is not lost
because
she's on the other side
of the shore.
Mar 2019 · 164
Planter of poetry
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
Green grass decoding
shapes of flowers
it seems there's only
sakura
in the parcel
of time
a gardener
encodes time into petals
and gives them to trees
a planter
planting grains of words
and fragrance of dew
into the fleeting
sand of time.
Mar 2019 · 126
Buddhist temple
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
Moon falls behind hills
solitary shadows
autumn wind
silence
bits of stars
vague and remote
walking amongst
ancient trees
in a courtyard
in the depths
of a temple
the flicker of lamps
the saffron of robes
the sound of wooden fish
the sound of Namo Amitabha is
peace
quiet like a flower, a grass
a wind, a rain
a sand, a stone
a dream, a season.
Mar 2019 · 188
After rain
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
Light
rain of spring
bringing
a new touch of green
to the barren hills
of the soul
the innominate raindrops
fade away
leaving
people with a
sunny day.
Mar 2019 · 123
Heart of spring
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
Listen
the waking grass singing
a hymn
of spring
look
fish in the river
sketching a picture
with colorful inks
the sound of spring
carries a beautiful dream
the ancient laughter
blue gentle skies
soft calm breeze
shy flower buds
decorating a desolate forest
on the quiet
windowsill
there's sweet story
of swallows
burts of intoxicating jasmine
the heart is like
a kite flying
around in the sky
in search of it's
own share of clouds.
Mar 2019 · 118
Words
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
I like poetry
though i don't write it well
every poem contains my thoughts
every line is the perception
and crystallization of
my inner feelings
i've read countless
poems
some are written by famed poets
some by lovers
just like myself
and i always envy and admire
their literary styles
and talents
in the world of words
everyone is the original creator
some play the codes
elegantly
some just express the moods
with words plainly
the world is too big
and not everyone can make the texts look pretty
but words
bring each of us
light and illumination
i like poetry
though i don't
play it well.
Mar 2019 · 122
Random lines
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
Imagination is
the ocean at sunset
thought is a boat
emotion is the wind in a morning
life is the home of the sea
inspiration is the direction of wind
ink is the treasure of the hall
love is the gold in the chest
destiny is the shore
imagination is lighthouse
in the dark
thought is a candle
emotion is the symbol
of a tower
life is the guardian of lamp
youth is the power
of a tower
inspiration is the source
of light
ink is the soulmate of life
destiny is the creator of a fountain
inspiration is the marching
footsteps
carrying inspired ideas
the love
of the century
in the universe
of life.
Mar 2019 · 129
From morning til night
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
Clear sky returns
to the land of winter
the field of silence
begins to breathe
vigorous breaths
the forest greening
venerably
the outline of mountains
clean gentle and deep
in the sky
the setting sun bypasses trees
over the hillside
and slowly the sky turns orange
the most peaceful
pure twilight
the sight
of the brightest star
in a deep sleep
is a surprise
a gift
starlets climb
onto the quiet inky village
like an ancient fairy tale
let us collect
every sunny day
then we will become
as affluent
as nature.
Mar 2019 · 119
What is dream
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
Dream is
the autumn leaves
the winter snow
the spring water
the mountain fog
the rainbow
the fragrance of
flowers
the song
of birds
dream truly
exists.
Mar 2019 · 130
Beauty
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
Where there is water
there is greenness
where there is greenness
there must be elegant
shadows of butterflies
feel life
with your heart
and you'll find
beauty is all around
a wandering journey is hard work
but the distant landscape
the trees the flowers
the colors
it's so poetic
intoxicating
it's picturesque
happiness.
Mar 2019 · 101
In & out of a dream
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
In the morning
icy raindrop climbs up my cheek
painting a dream
mischievously
hoisting one sail after another
shadow of loneliness in silence
starts to stagger
in a busy world
decorate the hustle and bustle
with a smile
perhaps it's the distance
that affects the heart
perhaps it's ordinary
that is the nature
can't say for sure
rain is still falling
the story continues.
Mar 2019 · 138
Sea and sky
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
The sea has a smile
a charming smile
that is the wave
the sky too has a smile
and it's the rainbow
the sea has anger
and that anger is
stormy tide
the sky has anger
it's the thunder
the sea has tears
that's the crystal clear
pearls
the sky has tears
that's the shooting stars at night
the sea has happiness
free happiness
it's the fish jumping out of the water
every so often
the sky has happiness
and it's the free-flying birds
gliding toward
their shelter
their paradise
and haven.
Mar 2019 · 104
Tao of happiness
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
What is happiness
some say it's a bowl of rice
to allay hunger
some say it's a glass of water
to quench thirst
what is happiness
some say it's a piece of clothing
to cover
our bodies
some say it's a pair of shoes
so that we walk without hurting
our feet
what is happiness
some say it's when you
help others
and you hear
a thank you
and your heart
is touched
some say happiness is family love
that can melt the coldest ice in the world
some say happiness is having a good job
doing the things you like to do
some say happiness is a warm home
with that someone who cares
who makes it feel summery
when you're in winter dreaming
some say happiness is having some close friends
with whom your joy and worry can be shared
what is happiness
some say happiness is being wealthy
enjoying a luxurious life
some say it means having a healthy body
having your true love
what is happiness
everyone has their own answer
happiness is probably
a kind of
contentment.
Mar 2019 · 91
Skylarks
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
In the twilight sun
there's two skylarks
capering about
discussing
i don't know what
just chirruping
just seem to be saying
we are alive
we should be jumping, singing, celebrating
nobody can take this
joy of life
from us.
Mar 2019 · 114
Hopes
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
Warm sun of morning
carries childhood fantasies
multicolored flowers of the beach
blooming with new hopes
the wind rises
from clime of positivity
the ocean says
faith
is the only harbor
the mountain says
perseverance
is the best
direction.
Mar 2019 · 124
Threshold of the season
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
Wind of the season
cold or warm
interpreting the changes
of time
with temperatures
leaves
falling and growing
growing then falling
radiating the glitter of life
with colors
swallows
going south and north
coursing south
returning north
expressing a kind of spirit
with endlessness
crossing
the threshold
of the season
with gentleness.
Mar 2019 · 189
If life were a painting
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
If life was a painting
and could be modified at will
i want this one that belongs to me
to be changed beyond recognition
i would put bright colors
on top of the gray parts
paint many many stars
in the dark corner
add flowers and green leaves
in the barren place
and draw a river
so that life would be as vibrant
running towards the sea of dreams
except
the middle part
i would keep it intact
that is the only treasure worth collecting
the most precious and beautiful
memories.
Mar 2019 · 88
Eagle
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
An eagle flew away
coldness sprinkled
on the height of his flying
the holy ice and snow of the peak
the sound of wings across the crevice
the pilgrimage route is
forever in his heart
the eternal light
is his eyesight
the deserted altitude
the empty skies
this temptation
of solitude
the earth with its gravitational force
opens up the door of fate
once again.
Mar 2019 · 159
Brook
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
Lines
of mountain spring
converge into a brook
passing through clouds
through the evening mist
crossing the jungle
crossing an entwinement of
flowers and vines.
Mar 2019 · 119
Ocean light
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
Waves hitting rocks
line struggling to escape the plane
broken-shaped brightness
breaking the jump of the line
like the fish of time
two dark blue seas
one still life
one billow
bright waves sparkling
shining
flowing into quiet meditation
of the sea
the musing sea
quietly listening to the light
on the ladder of eyelash
a white fish leaps out of the fissure
it's the broken waves
a chaotic weave of still life and animal
a flower of introspection blooms
in a collection of green
then the blues of rain
the petals of snow
the bone of ice
the white of frost within the wood wind
crashed the light
floating on paper
it's past midnight.
Mar 2019 · 100
Birdsong
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
In a boring afternoon
intrigued by a few songs of birds
clear and bright sound
telling of
the gift of nature
the subtlety of the world
in such a weather
the appealing sound is just
the cure
for dullness.
Mar 2019 · 100
Clock
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
If the clock
of time
is still in me
i will walk
into the distance
interpret its light
and luster
construe its ordinary
parcels
find an ordinary pastille
of word
sit on the tip of the hour hand
thinking
string a rosary with its thread
of time
write to the mountains
and rivers
of the four seasons
to happy days and happy people
to the ordinariness
of time.
Mar 2019 · 103
Passage
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
Gray hair is the scalar of the fleeting time
eyes
are the representation
of all things
the mind
is the heavenly body that
visits the universe
everyday
thought is
the direction
shining
bright.
Mar 2019 · 115
Stars
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
Venus de Milo
is,
a myth
who'd lost her arms,
Pushkin,
the 19th century's fall
of the sun,
the nights engulfing
the stars,
while the stars,
illuminating
the night,
the sounds of piano,
of Beethoven,
piercing the sky,
they are,
stars
that never fall.
Mar 2019 · 117
Soft winds
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
The soft wind blows
quietens a thin
layer of grass
there's two parallel lines of footsteps
in the sand
the soft wind blows
long hair, a transparent kite line
and a blue sky
the soft wind blows
healing the chaos of branches
leveling the water ripples
leaving a trace of bright
moonlight.
Mar 2019 · 137
Autumn in 2015
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
Autumn arrives
insects sing louder
high-pitched melodies
singing for
autumn
an endless song
the music of
the autumnal harvest
the moon silhouetted against
the treelined path
walking
listening to the singing
of grasses
the quiet night
bringing beautiful
reveries
the autumn cold
like the end of a story
with the arrival of frost
the song of insects will become
memory
a dream
for the coming year.
Mar 2019 · 97
Hermit
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
A log cabin
decorated with jasmine
emitting subtle fragrance
bonsai on the windowsill
feeling the greenness of life
it's wonderful
to close the flashy door of the world
collect morning dew
garden everyday
bathe in nature
to wash away the dirt of body and mind
to enjoy an eyeful of beautiful
solitude
at sunset.
Mar 2019 · 91
Morning green
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
The color green greets the eye
green overspreading the vast land
climbing up spirited mountain
stincturing thousands of miles of river
uniting the sky
the wind dancing in green dress
green shadows squirming on the forest floor 
birds on branches singing green-colored songs
the air emitting green odors
green is a group of girls
in the meadow
a band of boys in the prairie
running laughing
green is the quiddity of youth
the most precious treasure of life.
Mar 2019 · 105
Flying a kite
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
It's simple
a spool of thread
a "giant swallow"
a field
and you have a wonderful
childhood.
Mar 2019 · 127
Spring
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
Springtime
warm sunshine
soft wind
in the season of rebirth
a light rain
can make life fresh again.
Mar 2019 · 106
What is happiness
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
What is happiness
it is a grass
born to be quiet
it is a river in daylight
a poetic rhyme
that touches people
what is happiness
it is a story sung
throughout the world
prolonged
unremitting
the one sleeping in the long river of
history
the baby in the cradle of
galaxy
what is happiness
it is a tired seagull
sitting in a room
waiting for the hut
of sunset
it is the gentle friendship
when spring breeze is green
a dog sitting on the shore
facing the river in a daze
what is happiness
it is the red glow
entering the setting sun
happiness is a dream
immersed
in a noise.
Mar 2019 · 88
Street corner
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
Street corner
a ray of light
the pale blue sky
covered with yarn
depicting mystery
stately buildings glowing
the lost smiles
stacked up in early spring
passing sceneries
chaotic lines erasing
the grace of trees
jumping thoughts plummet
buried in the countryside
wandering in a dream
rambling
in a series of flashbacks.
Mar 2019 · 162
Autumn landscape
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
Withered leaves
cold sun
silent water
are the most beautiful sceneries
in the noble
autumn season
this may be everlasting
in the eyes of hurried padestrians
in this odorless season
no flowers no waves no snow
however
the autumnal street is blooming firily
glamorously
a boat snuggling in autumn
the earthliness is touching
picturesque
the sunlight
like gold powder
adrift in peaceful water
the moon rises
yearning melancholy haziness mistiness
have all melted in the lengthy
autumn night.
Mar 2019 · 143
Color of night
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
Wind
gnawing moonlight
a cricket
hides its heart in the bushes
the river flows quietly
a leaf
drifts into the galaxy
a tiger shark in rapture
lonely mist wandering on lonely road
the color of night
flowing silently.
Mar 2019 · 125
Clover
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
Dewdrops stay
on the green svelte grass
in the sunshine
reflecting tiny colored lights
this is an emerald green four-leaf clover
it contains hope
love and happiness
it is a symbol of luck
in this lifetime.
Mar 2019 · 125
Let's go
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
Look for the green of early spring
traverse the passion of emerald water
uncover the depths of the soul
this is our home
this is our future
our tomorrow
starts here
poetic triumph
floral victory
destined to be
the ending.
Mar 2019 · 169
Lovebirds
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
Two birds
whispering on the eaves
as if telling love
from that part in the south
i cannot help
but to eavesdrop
i am envious
this
most simple love
voiced with a just a mouth
transported by the cheapest flight
just one week in the gleam of spring
a house is made
and also their crisp
leurs mots d'amour
said with serenity
so beautifully
even if i could steal these
i wouldn't be able to
decipher them.
Mar 2019 · 142
It'll be okay
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
Tomorrow's sun
will be more brilliant
tomorrow's flowers
will bloom brighter
tomorrow's smile
will be merrier
tomorrow's mission
guaranteed to be accomplished
it'll be okay
a kind heart
will fly me through every obstacle
it'll be okay
scared thoughts
will seek the arrangements of God's
will.
Mar 2019 · 237
Sakura and moonlight
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
I heard the sakura has blossomed
i heard the moonlight has spilled
sakura in the moonlight
a taste of peace on this windowsill
moonlight embracing sakura
lovingly
it's their moment of intimacy
i should slip away quietly
and go to sleep.
Mar 2019 · 104
Kiss
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
Because of simplicity
our romantic encounter
is heavenly
the beautiful rain
creates a beautiful solitude
for us
the silence
in the cinema
holding hands
lonely lane
finally
makes me believe
i couldn't help myself at the seaside
it's heartfelt
2 young hearts about to explode
just a little sooner
at an inappropriate
time.
Mar 2019 · 263
Fine art
ChinHooi Ng Mar 2019
Night
sitting on the edge of a river bleak
searching for the broken voices of a gentleman
the winds bring blue colored fatigue
the box must be loaded with unbearable things
she opens it in the garden
then
she is smeared with shadows
of painters
of the century
past.
Dec 2017 · 284
Gentle night
ChinHooi Ng Dec 2017
Night

is a soft and comfy cradle

slowly rocking

homing birds stop singing

cattle and sheep slumbering

people are snoring

in sweet dream.
Dec 2017 · 259
Shore
ChinHooi Ng Dec 2017
A poet's shoreline

shimmering

broad-minded

vast

with traces of wind

figures of seagulls

ebb and flow

of thoughts

on the edge of

the shore

billowing waves

beating against

the heart

the rising blossoming white lotuses

on the waves

a meandering string of

footprints

i want to take you to the sea

the see the ebb and flow of thoughts

on the edge of

the shore.
Dec 2017 · 191
Reading serenity
ChinHooi Ng Dec 2017
Night

thick with serenity

and ink

moon atilt

tinging shades of soft light

endless Milky Way

stars are free to flash

loneliness is quiet

outside the curtain of old dream

thoughts are chasing the clear waves

of time

the mind is learning

to be simple and happy

free and easy

same piece of sky

can be outlined with different brushes

same touch of moonlight

can be traced with different emotions

a touching scenery

every constellation is a bright song

to a warm heart

and every cloud a blooming flower

a euphuistic affair at leisure time

a jaunt to chapters of inked serenity

flipping through moods

reading through the heartfelt

ecstasy.
Dec 2017 · 249
Moonlight serenade
ChinHooi Ng Dec 2017
The night is getting cooler

the wind lengthier

a serenade

tenderness of water

shimmering

fragrance sinking

to the depths of reflection

walking in the moonlight of night

in the vicissitudes of pine

picking up spindrift

on the clear pillow of water

the scent of pine getting stronger

dream getting lengthier

in the forest.
Dec 2017 · 200
Wintry wind
ChinHooi Ng Dec 2017
Wintry wind

singing a song with coldness

kneading feelings

hides gently in a backpack

a small umbrella

cannot stop the scenery along the way

the smiling soil

the dancing grass

anxious sirens

are the concerto of time

life in a hurry

in a city

in between freeness and complication

a trace of calmness

is precious.
Dec 2017 · 211
Dewdrop
ChinHooi Ng Dec 2017
In a morning

a dewdrop

like a pearl shining

its mind

accomodates

not just

a sun.
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