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June 12, 2008

A Poem At The End Of Lim Chu Kang Road

A Poem At The End Of Lim Chu Kang Road

Above seawater, strips of wooden planks

Splay together like best friends

Tanning on long rows of drum

In late afternoon Kranji sun.

Wobble, hobble, fear of trouble.

My footsteps, one after another,

Bring stiff shoulders

Closer to the edge of nature.

I am a witness trying to understand

Why this jetty doesn’t drift away from land

As distant boat passes my left hand,

Stirs boats hugging tyres that hug these planks.

Deep water smiles, like in therapy:

Won’t you jump in now to see?

Rubbish bags, discarded Tees,

The wonder of Man and the sea.


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yg said...

nice poem

at low tide, although the smell is not so pleasant, you can get to see different creatures of the sea, like the mudskipper, crabs, mussels, sea snake (seen once), baby horseshoe crabs and, of course, fish.

Lam Chun See said...

You want to know what his place looked like in 1969? Click here.

Stardust said...

Like your writting. The accompanied picture is lovely too. Miss Sg much...

Seen This Scene That said...

Hi yg, thanks for your compliments. When I visit at low tide next time, will check out those interesting creatures.

Seen This Scene That said...

Hi chun see, thanks for sharing your post!

Seen This Scene That said...

Hi stardust, thanks for your support!

Lam Chun See said...

Hey. I just realised that I have another 1969 photo of this place which I did not put up in my blog. It makes for a better comparison actually. Never mind. Can do it another day.

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