Dance of the Sea

It has been a really busy week. The short story submission deadline for the D.K. Dutt Memorial Award for Literary Excellence was yesterday (Friday). The word limit was 3,000 words, and I only started writing it on Wednesday. So, I dutifully added on to the story for two evenings, scrambling to wrap up the story hours before the deadline. But finish it, I did. And submitted, I definitely did. 🙂  I think of it as practice. Writing out ideas and expressing them, translating them from thoughts to concrete words, sentences and paragraphs. It is an organic process that I have come to enjoy. It is practice. If it gets selected to be included in the anthology, then great. If it wins me a prize, then fantastic. If not, then better luck next time.

Today, I just realised that I had not written the poem for this week’s Malaysian Writers FB group yet. The word prompt: ‘dance’. So here it is… hope you like it. 🙂

Tulipmania @ Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Dance of the Sea

A marvel of beauty and grace
In a garment of liquid lace
Expressive pirouettes; unfaltering
Enraptured in melody; pleasing
Existing only for the moment
In an intoxicating sea of movement
Living only to dance; shrouded in song
Where muses and sirens belong
Rhythmic figures of the deep
The ensemble that never sleeps


A lyric poem by
Khor Hui Min
1 August 2015

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About khorhmin

Khor Hui Min thinks of life as a continuous learning process and believes in a healthy balance in work and life. She is a freelance writer, who is active in publishing poems and short stories. She moonlights as a facepainter for the Malaysian Nature Society, and also enjoys creating and carving pottery. She has a Bachelor of Computer Science and Master of Science (Environmental Science). You can read more of her writing at https://projectprose.wordpress.com/ and https://huiminskitchen.wordpress.com/
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