Whispers
Out there among the trees,
way down at Santubong
whispers in the breeze,
bring back an ancient song.
Way down at Santubong
sad sounds of long ago
bring back an ancient song
a song the spirits know.
Sad sounds of long ago
whispers in the breeze.
A song the spirits know,
out there among the trees.
Whispers was published in Eastlit, April 2013.
First published, The Blinking Anthology, 2012.
Read on Radio Sarawak, 2013.
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Dreams
Out past the setting sun
at the closing of the day.
A time to stop and listen,
with dreams of far away.
At the closing of the day
way down at Santubong,
with dreams of far away
where memories belong.
Way down at Santubong
a time to stop and listen.
Where memories belong
out past the setting sun.
Dreams was published in Eastlit, Nov 2013.
First published, Issue 478, Bewildering Stories, 2012.
Read on Sarawak Radio, 2013.
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Santubong Eagle
Down beside the shore,
I saw an eagle fly.
I wished that I might soar,
like an eagle in the sky.
I saw an eagle fly.
I wished that I could be
like an eagle in the sky.
Like the eagle watching me.
I wished that I could be,
I wished that I might soar,
like the eagle watching me.
Down beside the shore.
Santubong Eagle was published in Eastlit, Nov 2013.
First published, Issue 478, Bewildering Stories, 2012.
Read on Radio Sarawak, 2007 and 2013.
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In the Shadow of
Mount Santubong
In the shadow of Mount Santubong
I wait to see the eagles fly.
For this is where I now belong
beneath the gentle Sarawak sky.
I wait to see the eagles fly
and this is where I want to be.
Beneath the gentle Sarawak sky,
down beside the South China Sea.
And this is where I want to be
for this is where I now belong.
Down beside the South China Sea
in the shadow of Mount Santubong.
 
In The Shadow of Mount Santubong was first
published in the Sarawak Tribune, 07 Dec 2011 with
the pantoum embedded in an article of the same
title. The pantoum was later published separately in
Bewildering Stories, Issue 478, 2012.
Read on Radio Sarawak in 2007 and 2013
 Read the article here.
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when long shadows bring
gentle santubong sunsets
monsoon days can wait
 Published in 50 Haikus, Volume 1, Issue 6, 2014.
Down beside the South China Sea
www.santubongsuites.com
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Damai Moon
Damai moon 
always watching.
Every monsoon 
always seeing. 
Always watching,
thinking deepest. 
Always seeing 
shrinking forest.
 
Thinking deepest.
every monsoon,
shrinking forest. 
Damai moon.
Damai Moon was published in Eastlit, July 2014 
along with the following poetry / photo.
The view was taken from Santubong Suites over the
Damai Golf & Country Club.
Santubong Poetry and photos down at Damai. Ten Santubong Haiku Ten haiku written at Santubong Suites published in Eastlit, Feb 2013.
secrets of the deep timeless seas at santubong tell us your story  
go and you’ll be missed stay down here at santubong mangrove in the mist
 santubong mangroves guardians of the shoreline live between two worlds
tide now goes far out seas change at santubong suites sand sleeps in the sun
quiet now at damai clouds watch old mount santubong reach up to the sky
wind hides in the trees of santubong rainforest far from human eyes
washed by timeless waves mangroves down by santubong toes deep in the sand
waves at santubong fresh from the south china sea rest now on the shore
worries far away way down at santubong suites I watch the tides change
santubong sunsets as the last dreams of the day slip into the sea
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