29 June 2006


              Happy Birthday To Me

              33 years old, and starting from scratch.
              The world as womb. My time has come.
              As young, and as old, as I'll ever be.
              What lies beyond? Which doors do I close,
              what part of me do I take with me?
posted by Gilbert at Thursday, June 29, 2006

17 Comments:

Blogger kite said...

Happy Birthday! :)

June 29, 2006  
Blogger floots said...

ditto
nice thoughts
(but please tell my knees that bit about being as old as they'll ever be) :)

June 29, 2006  
Blogger Gilbert Koh said...

Thank you both. :)

Floots, you're not old. You just run too much. Too many mountains where you live. :)

June 29, 2006  
Blogger The Clown said...

Is each of our birthday's a reincarnation? And do we die each time before we reincarnate? Smile.

June 30, 2006  
Blogger The Clown said...

Best wishes for this life.

June 30, 2006  
Blogger Gilbert Koh said...

I must say you're a sharp reader of poetry, Clown.

June 30, 2006  
Blogger ericlow said...

happy bday, gilbert.

July 01, 2006  
Blogger Bluesky_Liz said...

I'm late. Hope you have a great birthday. :)

July 01, 2006  
Blogger spyder said...

Happy birthday, Gilbert. Wishing you happiness and good health.

July 01, 2006  
Blogger Wolfgang said...

Happy Birthday Gilbert.

July 02, 2006  
Blogger mrdes said...

Happy belated Birthday, Gilbert!

July 02, 2006  
Blogger nofearSingapore said...

Hi Gilbert
Happy Birthday.
I am not much of a poetry reader myself but will put your blog on my must-read list as I enjoy your pieces very much.
My only claim to fame ( in literary circles)is that I have a poet as a niece ie Judith Huang, altho most times, I don't understand the profound stuff you guys write about! Ha ha
Please continue to enrich our lives with your gifts!

Dr. Huang Shoou Chyuan
http://nofearsingapore.blogspot.com

July 03, 2006  
Blogger Medusa aka expiringpoet said...

33 is young! Happy Belated Birthday Gilbert!

July 04, 2006  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Gilbert!!

July 04, 2006  
Blogger Gilbert Koh said...

Thanks everyone!

Dr Huang, I've seen Judith's poems before - excellent stuff.

July 05, 2006  
Blogger MB said...

Birth and rebirth. The year swings round and we get an opportunity to start counting all over again, in many ways. The world as womb and we emerge again and again.

Belated happy birthday, Gilbert!

July 13, 2006  
Blogger Amy said...

Happy belated birthday to you!

I just turned 40 in March, and I completely relate to the feeling of rebirth. I love being forty; I love the combination of still being young, but having enough years behind me to have acquired some wisdom. I sometimes also feel as if I'm "starting from scratch." I've pretty much decided to take all of me with me, since I've finally learned that I need even the faulty parts.

July 17, 2006  

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