My older sister, Ntxhiav (L) with a cousin
Vientiane, Laos, 1963
I have always loved to play with words, and I write poetry for my own enjoyment. My very traditional metrical poems are mostly about love, my beautiful wife and my dear family. However, I found that they appeal to many readers of this website. “The Lost Beloved” was a favourite and has been reprinted a number of times in various publications.
I’ve included here, poems which I wrote during lonely hours I spent in the USA in 2007. They read like personal poetry, but they are not. They are inspired by sentiments and situations based on: watching tearjerker Korean movies, listening to songs, reading poems by other established or aspiring writers, thinking of home, watching Hmong at New Year celebrations and talking to young people about their feelings concerning life and love.
I hope you enjoy reading them.