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Sumatra Poems

Sumatra Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of sumatra poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for sumatra.

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Premium Member Villanelle: Never political but spiritual the ancient Indo-Chinese pilgrim ties
Villanelle : Never political but spiritual the ancient Indo-Chinese pilgrim ties

       In Memory of the late pathologist (and amateur Astronomer) 
Associate Professor CHONG Siew Meng, National University of Singapore*

Never political but spiritual the ancient...Read More
Categories: sumatra, race, relationship, religion, spiritual,
Form: Villanelle

Tragedy: into the Sea
Oh! Once was a sunny day,
People were so happy and gay… but not for so long. 
The sea… was calm in the morning,
So most were in their boats… but return, they did not. 
But once noon arrived, 
The animals and...Read More
Categories: sumatra, natural disasters, nature,
Form: I do not know?
Blackened silhouettes fill the skies
Blackened silhouettes fill the skies
Take heed to coming wind and rain.
Listen to the swirling gull cries
No chance of weighing anchor now
My ship’s the schooner Laurie Jane
With a Neptune sprite at the bow.
We’re for Sumatra come first chance
A fine load of...Read More
Categories: sumatra, weather,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member DROWSY NOTES

Waiting time
Loiters long;
Tentative tact


Block booking;
Time seeps away


Hazy complaints
Ashy sky blurring;
Smoky air blots


Drowsy notes
Morning haze floods;
Cranky moods


Burning smog
Hazy indiscretions;
Madness percolates


Sad and sorry
Same old story;
Sooty somehow


Cash and carry
Wind-blown haze;
Free Gift galore


Smog chokes
Haze-filled lungs;
People suffering


Sumatra burns
Hazy concessions;
Groggy tensions


Tai-Chi blunders;
Culprits make money!




Leon Enriquez
24 October...Read More
Categories: sumatra, change,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member HAZE

Blur smog floods mist
Ashy breeze gist

Haze floats and swirls
Choked airy world

Cough on demand
Cause claims refund

Ease greets disease
Smog finds new lease

Face masks and all
For big and small

Peat fires from far
Fling smog and scars

Sumatra smog
Bring fiery fog

Passive the will
To burn and till

Who...Read More
Categories: sumatra, angst,
Form: Couplet

Premium Member Limerick crochetes: Our great uhr-Father from Africa
Limerick cochetés: Our great uhr-Father from Africa

Our great uhr-Father from Africa
Hallowed be Thy fame in high Valhalla
	The Asian walk-about
	Down backbone coccyx snout
Who didst Thou mate in Peninsula Malaya

To produce orangutan Malaysia
Did our great uhr-cousin Gorilla
	Chimpanzee when in doubt
	Precede Thy walk-about
Swinging...Read More
Categories: sumatra, africa, allegory, conflict, discrimination, father, islamic, religion,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member VOICE

Listen now
Morning arrives;
Mystic voice


Dawn speaks
Fond sighs;
Haze loiters


Sun-block hazy
Fuzzy logic;
Sumatra fires


Ashy contrast
Smoky smelly;
Foreign stench permeates


Hazy shades
Photoshop contrast;
Smoky air


Deeper meaning
Beyond stuff;
Profiteering woes


Nero's antics
Witty wise;
Hazy surprise


Crash and burn
No returns;
Hazy churns


Cheer now jeers
Haste seeds near;
Crazy haze




Breathe deep
Haze streaks;
Dry smoky cough


Leon Enriquez
08 October 2015
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Categories: sumatra, angst,
Form: Haiku
Extinct Tiger Speaks
          Extinct Tiger Speaks

Sumatran Tigers are rare, in fact, extinct
I just returned from Sumatra Indonesia with my pet
A tiger so sweet I named it Peter
Since it went extinct I got it...Read More
Categories: sumatra, adventure, animal, confusion, education, food, fun, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
Sumatran Tiger
Through the forests of Sumatra
Through the dark and sweaty jungle
Proud and fearless pads the tiger
Pads through bamboo, palm, liana
Powerfully swims across the water
Webbed feet pounding ‘gainst the current,
Unaware of near extinction
Forest dwindling, disappearing
Shrinking by illegal logging
Teak for tables, chairs and...Read More
Categories: sumatra, animal, education, environment, tiger,
Form: Blank verse
Indonesia and Poland
An Indonesian flag is a Polish flag upside down.
The capital of Jakarta is a long way from Warsaw town.
On the islands of Sumatra, Java, and Borneo,
sauerkraut and kielbasa is something they don’t know.
Has the average Indonesian ever heard of Thaddeus...Read More
Categories: sumatra, people,
Form: Rhyme


O coastline with cool expanse of blue Atlantic
Your  curves and indentations drive me frantic.
Sometimes thrust out peninsularly;
Sometimes studied docilely and scholarly; 
Land...Read More
Categories: sumatra, funnysea, sea,
Form: Couplet

Many like Frank Sinatra
Even native Malays  in Sumatra
Whether his  words are sung or spoken
Everyone  knows  that voice from Hoboken

...Read More
Categories: sumatra, people
Form: Clerihew

Boys in school - I sympathise with them 
They must reorganize their brain stem
They are made to sit in rows
And try to see what each  one knows

We must try to work quietly
Behave always...Read More
Categories: sumatra, schoolwork, work, boy,
Form: Couplet
across the tracks
  down along 42nd and cypress street
 the allegorical prostitutes say their not street
 hookers but just a symbol of sex.

  just like the walking sign post 
  stop, merge left, bump, 
 narrow road ahead.

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Categories: sumatra, cowboy-western,
Form: I do not know?

Mess of  last night’s dishes not washed up
Saucer  with a   mis-matched cup
Caged  kitchen hamster gnaws    
Cornflake-box  on his roof over paws
Window sill  crowded with...Read More
Categories: sumatra,
Form: Couplet