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O, bummer (POTUS 2017)

O, bummer (POTUS 2017)

W H Chong January 23, 2017

Rump, rear, arse, behind, butt — America's short-term future is a bummer

Poetry Week Tuesday: Red Dot Special

Poetry Week Tuesday: Red Dot Special

W H Chong September 6, 2011 1 Comment

National Poetry Week’s second serving from Culture Mulcher is by the iconic Dorothy Hewett. Communist, feminist, rabblerouser, nonconformist, writer: novelist, memoirist, playwright, poet. Earlier this year I was reading the new Selected Poems of Dorothy Hewett (edited by her daughter Kate Lilley, 2011) to prepare for making an etching of her. (Above is a pencil […]

Miracle in late December

Miracle in late December

W H Chong December 23, 2010 3 Comments

I saw this scene on my way back from yoga. Hallelujah! Someone’s walking tall to the Christmas ball. Here’s a year-end poem just because: . Waking up in 
a submarine Waking up in a submarine, . . . curtains of liquid glass . . . I am the foetus dreaming in the library, roseate from […]

Ode to Dog

Ode to Dog

W H Chong July 7, 2010 2 Comments

. O D E    T O    D O G He turns and turns His mohair shag Motion and sound A woof, a wag He turns and turns A clockwise dog This timeless hound Darwinian cog He turns and turns And having dug His ancient ground Curls in his rug . — cwh July […]

Race, blood and blades: May 13, Malaysia’s longest day

Race, blood and blades: May 13, Malaysia’s longest day

W H Chong May 28, 2010 17 Comments

This year in Malaysia, calendars still featured the date May 13, 1969. . The horror KL, May 2010: Concentrated silence – a flurry of motion and the crowd cranes its neck to see an arm rise and then smash down in a killer blow. Shutting its eyes the crowd wails in despair as Malaysia loses […]