Category Archives: Poem

Nasi Lemak Pantun


Pantun is a Malay poetry form from South East Asia, which has interlocking lines in the stanzas. I just studied this and am really enjoying experimenting with it. Here’s one I just wrote about Nasi Lemak (rice coconut= coconut rice, … Continue reading

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Love Poems – class activity


Last week in class, we were given 15 minutes to write a love poem without rhyme, meter or any formal constraint and I came up with two (although now that I am aware, writing without formal constraint takes getting used … Continue reading

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Ironing Board


Another of my ‘thing’ poem experiment, also inspired by another play. (I’m doing drama writing and poetry this semester.) Ironing Board Tucked in a corner, legs folded beneath, like a surf board left drying after riding the waves. Instead, upright, … Continue reading

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Lipstick


As part of my poetry homework, I was supposed to come up with a ‘thing’ poem. I experimented on many things, and this lipstick poem is one, which came to me in the middle of Xinyao concert – weird. It … Continue reading

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Rain


Rain is the flimsy mist that spritzes my heated face Rain is the drizzle that sprinkles dirt on my car surface Rain is the annoying shower that dampens my dried laundry Rain is the frightening storm that roars heartily Rain … Continue reading

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Hammock Sonnet


On Tuesday, we were taught List Poetry and I really enjoyed listening to my classmates’ poems which I thought were rather impressive, considering we were given 15 minutes to impromptu write. I didn’t really like mine and rewrote it into … Continue reading

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Weeds


  I really enjoyed my poetry class on Tuesday and was impressed with the List Poems my classmate wrote on the spot. As I spent the morning weeding my garden, I composed this. Tell me what you think. Weeds In my … Continue reading

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