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The Welcoming by Alice Lee, submitted 23 May 2003

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Poetry Society displays poems on the trains in the London Underground - it's nice to have some beauty

There are so many poetry sites on the Web where you can submit your original poems. Just use any of the search engines listed to find them!

2 June 2001 - more by Anne Ku at Bon Journal

People write poems to express their feelings that may seem indescribable otherwise. After the horrible events of September 11, 2001, many people have returned to poems written by the masters. The New York Times cited several.

The need to express oneself is evident by the numerous original poems submitted to analyticalQ web site. Some are dangerously depressing. Others are simple but beautiful. Copyright is retained by the contributing authors.

As the Chinese are short of words to describe the emotions compared to the French, we express ourselves by poetry.  Throughout the years, I have written poems which reflected that particular phase in my life.

In 1981, many of my friends left the island of Okinawa. Their departure coincided with my introduction to British literature - hence the sonnets.  All the poems I wrote in 1981 were fairly depressing.  However, the process of writing these poems helped me greatly.

Ten years later, I got introduced to houseplants.  The Chinese saying rang true: "If you want to be happy for a day, get drunk.  If you want to be happy for a week, get married.  If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, plant a garden."  At one time, I had a hundred different pots of plants.  Food for thought was written for me in jest.

My friend Hiroko's talented young son wrote a poem that I couldn't resist putting here.  Later I wrote an instrumental piece St Valentine's dedicated to my dear friend.

Finally, growing up Chinese meant understanding what is expected of you at different stages in your life as Confucius had taught.  However, this conflicts with the Western assumption that you know and do what you want.  The poem Want is my questioning of what exactly I wanted to do after doing all that was expected of me.   Decision making is none the easier.

-- Anne Ku, 17 September 2002


I must sing and tell of a beautiful sight

Here at the sea wall, the waves in their plight

Incoming tides so rapid and new

The sea wind blows on the admiring few.

The sun faintly sets, the tides splash on


Anne Ku, 1981

Sonnet I

Depression which I know so well right now

A feeling that clings so surely, too tightly

My fear, dispair, and grief for all to see

Too long in distress. Come out I must, I vow.


Anne Ku, 1981

Food for Thought

Your poem was DILL-ightful

A SAGE you truly are

You PEPPER-ed up my morning

With your verse from ALFALFA


D Woodhouse,  1994

Sonnet II

Woe is me who cannot fight this agony.

Two months I've bore this pain in such disgrace

The unbearable torture I carry unwillingly

Is but a mask over my expressionless face.


Anne Ku, 1981

Sonnet III

In midst of life's intriguing fantasy

I do depict somewhere a tale of woe

In all the joys and laughter of release

A touch of sadness lingers from long ago.


Anne Ku, 1981


What is blue?

Blue is the cool God of colors.

Blue is crystallized gem dust,


Eugene, Hiroko's son, 1994

Poem I

I live for tomorrow

For I cannot enjoy today

Within my deep sorrow

I now dare to say:


Anne Ku, 1981


A Moment in Ponder

November winds overcome the diswheatt sun

Chillingly the earth is lit

Warmth does not transcend.

The day in darkness had begun


Anne Ku, 1981



What is want?

When should and ought dominate

When others' needs precipitate

While what you need you obliterate.


Anne Ku, 1995


Stuck at Home

Stuck at home

Oh! That couped up feeling!

No excuses.

I chose to isolate myself.

To read.

Anne Ku, 2001


In the houseboat

No need for words

Just a look, a smile

All that's worthwhile

from Double Rainbows

Anne Ku, 2001

Poem Till Tomorrow

A million words could not describe

A thousand answers will not reveal

A hundred emails cannot convey

What goes on inside.

Anne Ku, 2001

Spring in Oxford

Fields of yellow

Fields of green

Leaves meandering

Down the stream.

Anne Ku, 2001

Bon Journal reflection on 2001

Last month of the year

What have we learned?

The meaning of terror

The feeling of fear.

Anne Ku, 2001

One type of poetry is the parody.

Another type: famous 3-line Japanese poem called haiku.

Lots more poems, written by Texan poet Pamela L. Grant