Angeline Yap


and see again,
in kerbside weeds
made sovereign by the sun,
whole fields of lilies
spread out by His hands,
know, now,
the firmness of His grasp,
be still, and feel
your heart made carefree

once again.

An earlier version of this poem was published in "Journeys: Words, Home & Nation -- Anthology of Singapore Poetry"
(Ed. Edwin Thumboo, Unipress, The Centre for the Arts, NUS)

Postcolonial Web Singapore OV Singaporean Literature Angeline Yap

Last modified: 20 December 2000