Monthly Archives: March 2011

Fratricide

It was no mistake that They called us by the same name We have lived in verdant splendor We have walked the starry fields Our skins bronzed by the sun Our faces that of the hawk Our hair that of … Continue reading

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Forget-me-nots

Sometimes I forget that A look can Lighten my world A passing word can Set a whirlwind loose In my mind Sometimes I forget that These little scribbles Are an endless litany Of letters coming together To form sounds Orchestrated … Continue reading

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Eluded

Trickle fades In a slow brush Pale against the canvas Washed and re-washed Faint traces crumble Fall away To be cupped Swept up Pieced back Together Fractured sepia Missing Never to be The moment caught

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Evening Star Rises

A hand raised to wave But the other says No not goodbye Even as a page turned Ends a chapter It begins another Even as the sun sets Brings day to a close It heralds another You are gone from … Continue reading

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A tale of two Malaysian aristocrats

This is a reprint of an article by Hamish McDonald,  the Asia-Pacific editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, printed on March 5th 2011: This has been a week of Malaysia in foreign policy circles, though you’d hardly know it from the news. … Continue reading

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Failing Dark

I have been asked To walk in the Drear To begin Life in Emptiness Crawl on bitter gravel Walk as I do It is a blindness Leading to no place Ending in deep despair Then I saw a spark For … Continue reading

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Drawdown

The last Hurrah Shouted with three cheers Leaves a tear on my face A tapping serenade is bugled One hand clenches a fist The other gives the last salute As the colours are lowered One final time the bouquet is … Continue reading

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