Evening Sky along Sungei Ulu Pandan

April is SingPoWriMo – Singapore Poetry Writing Month. I didn’t participate but I thought I should at least give it a try on my own to add to my meager collection of poetry.

This evening during my 4.8km run, I was captivated by the beauty of clouds and wrote this poem on my return 2.4km route.

Give me you feedback on how you imagined the scene I have painted.

Evening Sky along Sungei Ulu Pandan

High above on a vast azure canvas

The artist daps his brush on a palette of white

To the east he sweeps swirls of arcs

Thinned to a translucent fluttering  bridal veil

To the north a series of approaching waves

Crushing onto a sand-less shore-less  beach

Linked to it an undulating desert bed

Like long silvery hair curled by heated tongs

To the palette the artist squeezes a crimson tube

For the five desperate fanned-out orange rays

Spreading out from bleached silky bunched-up feather quilts

Like extended fingers of a rested solar soul

Who has settled beneath a plume of marshmallow pillow

Then in an unexpected tide of exasperation

The artist splashes a pail of crimson orange to the western sky

And covers up the serenity of the comfort lure

Horizontal streaks of light peeks through like stubborn eyes

Like the anger of a obstinate child who refuses to sleep

In despair he washes off his art in grey sorrow

Tomorrow the artist shall try again

To paint on a brand new piece of sky canvass


About vickychong

Just an ordinary woman.
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2 Responses to Evening Sky along Sungei Ulu Pandan

  1. Very Colourful 😀

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