Angeline Yap

A blue willow
bent in the wind
to catch the gossip
from the blue air
and the white clouds
in the blue sky
looked down
upon the blue river
across a blue plain
toward the blue bridge
over the blue waterfall
splashing white spray
on the blue boy
by the blue hut
where the blue willow
bent in the wind
on a blue plate.

Written in 1978, first published in SAYA magazine, subsequently published in "Collected Poems."
(Pub. Dept. of Eng. Language & Literature, NUS, 1986)

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