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Fond Memories

Starting this week, Wednesday is poetry writing day in the Malaysian Writers FB page. The word prompt for today is ‘photograph’. So, I wrote a piece on nostalgia and family, since we are celebrating Mother’s Day in May and Father’s Day in … Continue reading

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To the esteemed Phillis Wheatley (1753-1783)

It is Week 4 of the 10 Premodern Poems by Women public online course by Stanford University. It has been interesting to read poems written by women in the 17th and 18th centuries and learn about the lives of the poets themselves. To … Continue reading

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Fiery orbs of fire

I saw some beautiful photos of reptiles and amphibians that my friend took today. One particular photo of a tiny frog with bright fiery eyes (featured below) caught my imagination. The photo and the Malaysian Writers FB page writing prompt … Continue reading

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My second poem published :)

I started this blog to encourage myself to write. What’s the difference between writing on a notepad and typing it out in a blog post, you might wonder? Well, for starters, my handwriting is awful. 🙂 Secondly, having a piece of … Continue reading

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Across the bridge

I’ve been really busy since October 2014, so I did not have time to think of any ideas for poems and short stories. However, since 1 Jan 2015 is a public holiday, I thought of writing a poem to start … Continue reading

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Sitting on the sidelines

Today’s a public holiday in Malaysia, so I managed to find some time to write a poem on sustainable consumption to promote environmental awareness. 🙂  Being environmentally friendly is not rocket science – everybody can do it. But we’ll leave … Continue reading

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Darkness

Darkness, a velvety blanket Silent and ominous Punctuated by cicadas and crickets Slumbering were the boisterous Birds and monkeys Curled up in dreams wondrous Absent was the buzzing of bees Industrious in their collection Of pollen and nectar; flying carefree … Continue reading

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The white beacon

Today’s poem is an inspirational piece. It was inspired by the many lotus flowers I saw on my outing today. The white lotus flowers were really beautiful.   The white beacon The first time I laid eyes on you Your … Continue reading

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The Ancient Mariner

UPDATE: The Ancient Mariner was published in the September 2014 issue of The Malaysian Naturalist, a quarterly magazine published by the Malaysian Nature Society, the oldest and largest homegrown environmental NGO in Malaysia. The magazine is sold through subscription and … Continue reading

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