Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Pure One

In a quiet lush verdant valley
Where thousand year trees
Reach up to the blue sky
In pure adoration of the sun

Mauve coloured wild orchids
Festoon Nature’s arboretum
Enticing dainty butterflies
To sample their sweet wares

The jasmine blooms battle
Against yellow frangipanis
A war of perfumed fragrance
For affection of honeybees

Thrilling shrill cries of orioles
Mingle with those of doves
While swallows and lyrebirds
Twitter to sweet symphony

Through this valley paradise
The river of silver meanders
Slowly, majestically it ambles
Past banks of bougainvilleas

And there at the bend I see
What I’ve been searching for
The temple on a lonely hill
Aloof in its eternal vigilance

I labour up to the very top
Walking ten thousand steps
To knell at its golden door
And await the High Priestess

She is the Oracle I seek
Sweet Music be her name
The Pure One reigns alone
In the Valley of the Lilies


  1. Damn! This could have been one of mine! Sweet :-)

  2. Bro KT,
    Is dat frm hart or frm d mind.. well compose..bro,.. heheh..wat can I say..(,")

    RAZALEIGH aka Ku Li!!

  3. I often read your blogs on a regular basis. Don't you have a site meter to register how many hits per month?

  4. KTemoc -- you're a much better poet than political commentator. Write more poetry, please! :)

  5. artchan, I do but my blog enjoys only very modest hits

    dingo, wakakaka, probably you may not be pleased to know I do political-social poems as well at, for example:

    (i) war crimes against Lebanese people -

    (ii) crimes against Altantuyaa -

    (iii) disgust against people who quarrelled over religion -

    (iv) you won't like these two, wakakaka - and

    (v) for the dispossessed -

    (vi) for Hindraf -

    (vii) for murdered lil' girls - and

    No (vii) fills me with sadness still

  6. this observation was taken off a letter to Malaysiakini and thought to share with you & your loyal readers , in case you missed it

    "I have often enjoyed reading Manjit’s writings. Although I don't find his views particularly insightful, often verging on stating the obvious, his use of combative and pungent language makes for a very interesting and entertaining read.

    But like some other writers of an academic bent, Manjit is sometimes guilty of falling in love with his own bathwater. In the article referenced by this letter, Manjit is at his sneering, know-all best, lashing out at all and sundry from his no-doubt privileged perch atop some ivory tower.

    I really don't see the point he is trying to make, except to cynically mock those who are looking forward to a long-overdue change in Malaysia."

    substitute Manjit with Ktemoc and viola ! its a perfect fit !

    LOL !

  7. Hi Ktemoc

    Nice poem! Nature imagery and all.

    Inspired perhaps by some of our MPs suddenly "going green"? :-)
    (Just kidding!).

    Nice photos too.

    Phua Kai Lit

  8. KT
    are you going soft ?? and Green ?

    Have a nice day , you need some rest too and give your tired brain a rest ! ok . Give us a good article to write on !

  9. Chaptokam: in relation to you and KTemoc's poem, I have only this to say: "seperti kera mendapat bunga."

  10. Dingo
    Looks like I cannot comprehend what you are saying or trying to say. hahahaha