There I am minding my footfall on the rocky slightly uneven trail when a unlikely flash of red stops me dead. On the usually quiet way from Dairy Farm Nature Park to Zhenghua Nature Park is a digger doing its work.
It occurs to me that the idea of refurbishing nature is quite funny, and not a little ironical. But I suppose with rain and erosion, it is necessary to keep our trails well-maintained for safety reasons. Still. It is just an interesting contrast in sight & thought.
This is my contribution to Debbie’s One-Word Sunday challenge: Contrast
April has been a month of poetry: writing, struggling, gorging, studying, dialoguing, renewing my faith in the art and my commitment to its practice. I can honestly say I have not worked in such a focused manner in a while, and it has been brain-taxing, euphoric, troubling & cathartic in turn.
I believe that we have a deep-seated need to create, to encounter Beauty, to transform our world. Music, photography, poetry are ways which allow me to do this. And so I will. Continue reading “The Changing Seasons: April 2018”
I wish I could report that I have been prolific on account of poetry month, but unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on one’s perspective), I have spent far more time reacquainting myself with the riot of poetry and the maestros who beautify our landscape with their words.
Please enjoy my gleeful discoveries from the past few days:
- Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé’s Thirty Seven Reasons Red is Rad. Allegory 2 is from this work.
- Gwee Li Sui’s Haikuku, 120 Singaporean haikus.
- Tse Hao Guang’s Deeds of Light.
Feature Photo: Unabashedly verdant & prolific! Taken at Dairy Farm Nature Park, Singapore.
It was a good start to Nanowrimo.. I was happy with the progress: ate well, slept fairly well, didn’t lose my cool with anyone. Even made time to be inspired at the Singapore Writers Festival over the weekend. I was pretty pleased with myself. Continue reading “Overcoming Hurdles: Nanowrimo Day 9 Update”