Friday, January 05, 2007

I wish someone would love my body

I wish someone would love my body
more than my soul.
To love my soul is to love nothing
more than the whole
sensational thing that is my body;

it is to love the memories
my body has of
autumn, winter, spring and summer
in a first love.
The mercy of memories!

Yes, my body will grow older.
will totter, will fail
the test of cold infinity
but let me feel
its affinity for growing colder.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Mr Koh,

It has been some time.

Gonna spend some time reading yr archives!

Happy 2007~

Yr (ex)student

Jee Leong Koh said...

Why remain nameless? I don't know who to thank for reading my blog!

Jee Leong

yimin said...

its me!

Grace said...

Hey Mr Koh

Wishing you a happy 2007 and a (very) belated x'mas.

it's winter there isn't it. better layer on more clothes. :)

Wishes,
grace

Jee Leong Koh said...

Hi Yimin and Grace,
Happy New Year to you! Yesterday was so warm I walked around with a t-shirt. Today it got colder again.

All best,
Jee Leong

Dominic said...

Hi Jee Leong,
Hope you've been well! This was absolutely lovely, from the provocative opening to the sparse, bare end. Somewhere between the second and third line there's a skip that I can't quite follow, but I like it very much all the same. :)

warm wishes,
Dom Chua

Jee Leong Koh said...

Hi Dom!
good to hear from you again! How are you doing? Do get in touch and tell. I'm glad you like the poem.

Jee Leong

Larry said...

Jee, this is so funny and sad - one of the best of your body poems.

*applause*

Larry

Jee Leong Koh said...

Hi Larry,
glad you like this one!

Jee