A photo on the EASTLIT October 2015 cover

I was delighted when EASTLIT – the Journal of English Literature, East and South East Asia, selected three of my poems to be included in the August 2015 issue. Then, I decided to submit some photos to be considered for publication, since I love to take photos too.

I had done a series on the Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur, and decided to send 12 photos for the selection of the editorial board. There was silence for a few weeks, then I received an email one day to inform me that one of my photos, Chinatown KL Graffiti, had been selected for the EASTLIT October 2015 issue. That was awesome news! It made my day.

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Eastlit October 2015 Cover. Picture: Chinatown KL Graffiti by Khor Hui-Min. Cover design by Graham Lawrence. Copyright photographer, Eastlit and Graham Lawrence.

To read EASTLIT October 2015, click here.

3 poems published in EASTLIT Aug 2015 :D

Since I have started this blog in July 2014, I have written many poems, at least one a week. I am pleased that I have accomplished the first reason for setting up this blog, which is to encourage myself to write regularly. 🙂 Thanks for dropping by to read some of my writing and showing your support. I really appreciate it.

Besides sharing my passion for writing with all of you, I have also submitted my poems and short stories to be considered for publication in various magazines, journals and anthologies.

I was delighted when EASTLIT – the Journal of English Literature, East and South East Asia, selected three of my poems to be included in the August 2015 issue.

Eastlit August 2015 Cover. Picture: Hibakusha by Annie Ridd. Cover design by Graham Lawrence. Copyright photographer, Eastlit and Graham Lawrence.

The three poems selected were Random Kindness, Beauty and Fond Memories. I’ve copied them from the journal and shared them with you below.

Random Kindness & Other Poems

                                                     by Khor Hui Min

Random Kindness

Over distances, time and space
Vivid memory of your face
As if we only met last night
In the dim glow of the street lights
Luminous eyes reached out through rain
As if you felt the loss and pain
The comfort of your umbrella
A faint hint of sweet vanilla
Stranger’s random act of kindness
Restored my faith in selflessness

Beauty

Beautiful are its feathers
Immaculately preened
As if nothing matters
Other than vanity mean

Powdered beaks – matted shine
Curled lashes – softly fluttering
To melt any heart, to be mine
Mere illusory; demurring

Divine angel or chimera?
Will you be but mine
Caught in your blinding aura
Helpless; your clutches bind

Fond Memories

Collated in faded dusty albums
Countless fond memories of days past
Photographs of us, dad and mum

Thick album pages, made to last
Images of family for years beyond
Hold them safe and fast

Showing kindred spirits; ties and bonds
Yellowing photos in yellowing pages
For gazing, with recollections fond

From thence we grew through the ages
As our parents grew old and grey
The passage of time winds through its pages

Blood flows thicker than water, day by day
Forget not this saying, come what may

I hope you like my poems and continue to visit my blog.

Thank you! 😀