Tagged: Equatorial Calm

And the Water Washes Up the Shore

YOU full of the

love and the light, lucky

 

creature, having swallowed

the SEA – mother of pearl,

the world is definitely

YOURS to conquer,

 

dart into the oyster! before it

slams SHUT and seaweed

sneaks all over your EYELIDS.

 

Hello there! After attending the Singapore Writers’ Festival, I bought two books [LONTAR] and also Equatorial Calm, a lovely anthology. 

Haikus penned by the coolest poets ever (But Why Is David Wong Hsien Ming’s Accent Great AF?), poetry transcending languages (three tongues, guys! English, Japanese and Mandarin). What/A/Steal . Really glad I got the title page signed, too 😉

My inspiration was of course the Daily Post, but also Equatorial Calm and the very exciting concept of a Haiku – that encouraged me to try my hand(re:INTENSELY EXPERIMENT) at breaking out of my usual…er, style (can it be called that?) of weaving words and

a thought or two, into a poem.

Please enjoy ❤ and biggie thanksie to Lynette Tan because of this :’) Oh, tears of joy.