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Apr 2016 · 369
Alive Again
Thomas H S Ung Apr 2016
As winter falls the world around . . .
All of Life sleeps in the ground.
Wait we on a royal thing . . .
The Resurrection of the spring.
11 Feb. 2016
Mar 2016 · 231
Midnight Silver
Thomas H S Ung Mar 2016
A full moon lights the land around
For a silvery, howling iron,
Screeching on her rails.
23 Mar. 2016
Mar 2016 · 239
Alive
Thomas H S Ung Mar 2016
A snowflake dances
Quick-slow on Author's breath and
Melts on man acold.
3 Mar. 2016
Mar 2016 · 225
Glory By
Thomas H S Ung Mar 2016
Dimly I recall
Faded suns
Of yesteryears.
3 Mar. 2016
Dec 2015 · 445
Holy Night
Thomas H S Ung Dec 2015
A child in a manger lies
His gentle mother at his side
Her husband silent strong is found
Angelic chorus gathers 'round
A shepherd follows bright! a star
Sages come from lands afar
Then 'neath a roof outside an inn
We sing a silent song to him.
2015
Dec 2015 · 319
On Iron Horse
Thomas H S Ung Dec 2015
I watch the lights
Of all the cars ahead
Snake around the bends
And dance along the snow
And through the trees.
20 Dec. 2015
Dec 2015 · 222
Crucifixion
Thomas H S Ung Dec 2015
A dead man on a tree is hanged:
It bores my heart to see
Poured from his side
Blood, water, light--
And his mother at his feet.
Nov. 2015
Or: "The Fifth Sorrowful"
Dec 2015 · 169
Farewell
Thomas H S Ung Dec 2015
A wind breathes silent by
As we first embrace.
19 Dec. 2015
Dec 2015 · 194
Despair
Thomas H S Ung Dec 2015
In the rotting cavern of my chest
A thousand crawling things make nest.
18 Dec. 2015
Dec 2015 · 205
Now
Thomas H S Ung Dec 2015
Now
All quick the wings
   A' speeding Time!
Yet ever slow the Present
   Trudges on.
16 Dec. 2015
Dec 2015 · 444
Snowbound
Thomas H S Ung Dec 2015
A fire coursing through these veins
Melts every trace of ice away.
16 Dec. 2015
Or: "DreamCatchers"
Dec 2015 · 216
Animum meam vocas
Thomas H S Ung Dec 2015
O! soft! mine heart
For it begins!
   An "I suppose"--
      After still
         An' pause....
16 Dec. 2015
Dec 2015 · 233
Scholars' Joy
Thomas H S Ung Dec 2015
With our noses in our books,
   Steady ...
      Tranquil ...
         Silence rules....
15 Dec. 2015
Dec 2015 · 166
Landfall
Thomas H S Ung Dec 2015
Rock we steady off to sleep
In iron casket parting deep:
It is, perhaps, my lot to live
And drown my soul in sandy sieve.
15 Dec. 2015
Dec 2015 · 260
Sovereign
Thomas H S Ung Dec 2015
Being, Goodness--Beauty too--
Are with Oneness and with Truth
The selfsame Thing above all things,
The highest King above all kings.
14 Dec. 2015
Dec 2015 · 192
Goodnight
Thomas H S Ung Dec 2015
Rest ye now in hopeful glee--
Angels, keep her always free
      And light of heart--
            And, God,
When You know that they cannot:
See her through the trial pain
And mend her heart full whole again.
14 Dec. 2015
Dec 2015 · 278
An Azure Hue
Thomas H S Ung Dec 2015
I paint the skies--above, below--
In deepest shades, in richest blue,
Yet leave I the fire between
For you to fill in as you please.
14 Dec. 2015
Dec 2015 · 231
Peppermint
Thomas H S Ung Dec 2015
A cup of tea
      Warms your hands
            In a chilly air
And kindles then
      A heart
         Or two.
14 Dec. 2015
Dec 2015 · 269
The Law Within
Thomas H S Ung Dec 2015
For cloud, no starry sky above,
Yet walk we slow in early love.
14 Dec. 2015
Dec 2015 · 238
A Joyful Line
Thomas H S Ung Dec 2015
She in joyful balance treads
A track of rail, beneath her hid
In veil of waning skylight dim,
Then walks the planks along with him.
14 Dec. 2015
Or: "Laughter"
Dec 2015 · 197
Stitch in Time
Thomas H S Ung Dec 2015
Silent slow
A moment passes by
      And then another
Yet, perchance, not the next.
14 Dec. 2015
Dec 2015 · 286
An Inquisition
Thomas H S Ung Dec 2015
Father, did you cry then--when you heard?
      Yes, my son ... at every word ...
12 Dec. 2015
Or: "Reconciliation"
Dec 2015 · 125
Open Heart
Thomas H S Ung Dec 2015
Would that I had the words to say
Come and be with me alway.
12 Dec. 2015
Dec 2015 · 161
Twenty-Sum'
Thomas H S Ung Dec 2015
Your dreams, Young Man,
Where did they go?
      Couldn't tell ya.
      Just dunno.
12 Dec. 2015
Dec 2015 · 268
Toy Soldier
Thomas H S Ung Dec 2015
Come, Toy Soldier!  Join de fight!
De Teddies have secured de Height.
Dey took out Wex and Barbie too!
Dey're makin' fools a' me an' you!

We'll make 'em pay for what dey've done!
We'll beat de stuffing out'a dem!
We'll topple d'ose oppwessive Bears,
But we'll hav' to catch dem unawares....
11 Dec. 2015
Dec 2015 · 581
Hades
Thomas H S Ung Dec 2015
I pray to every god above,
"Return to me my only Love!"
But the sole reply is god below,
"She wants for you in darkest throes."
12 Dec. 2015
Dec 2015 · 183
Ever On
Thomas H S Ung Dec 2015
Come with me and be my Love
And we will journey ever on.
12 Dec. 2015
Dec 2015 · 279
A Saltire Bold
Thomas H S Ung Dec 2015
A cross I wear upon my hand
Enamelled black on silver band--
A ring which speaketh story old,
"Memento mori." writ in bold.
11 Dec. 2015
Or: "The Ring"
Dec 2015 · 385
A Pithy Consolation
Thomas H S Ung Dec 2015
If we each deserved our lot
Nuthin' we'd 'ave ever got

But 'ere we are with what we 'ave
And there ain't nuthin' wrong with that.
11 Dec. 2015
Or: "Grace"
Dec 2015 · 171
The Good in Things
Thomas H S Ung Dec 2015
If Judas sin to you seem fair
Give your heart to Love's repair
And give to fancy Beauty bright
To see you through the endless night;

Then you may on Hope light wings
Begin to see the Good in things.
11 Dec. 2015
Or: "Transcendentals"
Dec 2015 · 292
Twilight of Seasons
Thomas H S Ung Dec 2015
The pitter-patter on the panes
Is music of the autumn rains

'Til barren tree and downy snow
Tell the fall, "It's time to go."
Or: "The Final Fall"
11 Dec. 2015
Dec 2015 · 180
The Bell Tolls
Thomas H S Ung Dec 2015
You leave now for a foreign land
From whence you cannot come again.
Must I here alone remain?
O! come and be my Love again....
Dec 2015 · 146
Moving
Thomas H S Ung Dec 2015
My boy, it's time to go.
      I know ...
            I know....
15 Nov. 2015
Dec 2015 · 525
Urban Rain
Thomas H S Ung Dec 2015
A cathedral stands the space between
The tears of 'heaven and her Queen'
And whet upon that concrete slab
Man loosens iron grip on Mab.
22 Nov. 2015
Nov 2015 · 2.2k
Three Ponies
Thomas H S Ung Nov 2015
Strutting to a saunter slow
Hooved and tamed three ponies go.
Nov 2015 · 252
The 25th Battalion
Thomas H S Ung Nov 2015
Our Cenotaphs stand guard at night,
Keeping watch with those that died:
With men of war and courage true--
But with boys afraid and maidens too.

Remember, lad, these names now dry:
They bled and breathed as you and I;
As you and I, their vices had--
But were country slain, my lad.
      Remember that.
Or: "The Nova Scotia Rifles"
11 Nov. 2015
Nov 2015 · 235
Runaway
Thomas H S Ung Nov 2015
Battered bruised I run away
From bickering and spite;
At the doorstep to my broken home
I leave my former life.

I wander now the world alone--
My past is dead to me.
I wander now the world alone--
But the dead can never leave.
Or: "Refugee"
26 Nov. 2015
Nov 2015 · 355
Autumn
Thomas H S Ung Nov 2015
Autumn loves some leaves to gold
And some to red or brown of old,
For she must count all leaves as lost
Once laid low in hoary frost.

So until by Winter's icy breath
All is made as cold as death,
Autumn loves some leaves to gold
And some to red or brown of old.
24 Oct. 2015

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