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Singapore River by local poet, Lee Tzu Pheng


singapore riverThe operation was massive;

designed to give new life

to the old lady.

We have clearned out

Her arteries, removed

detritus and slit,

created a by-pass

for the old blood.

Now you can hardly tell

her history.

 

We have become

so health-conscious

the heart

can sometimes be troublesome.

Lee Tzu Pheng (Dr) (b. 13 May 1946, Singapore -) is considered one of Singapore’s most distinguished poets. A retired university lecturer, she is an award-winning poet who has published in anthologies and journals internationally. All her three volumes of poetry, Prospect of a Drowning (1980), Against the Next Wave (1988) and The Brink of an Amen (1991), have won the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS) Award – From http://infopedia.nl.sg/articles/SIP_447_2005-01-25.html

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Sydney Fong:

Sydney introduces a talented poet to everyone today!
Wishing everyone a great Health and Beautiful Soul!

Originally posted on River of the heart:

当花儿,
在没有月光下,
的自己的影子里,
沉睡,
我,
却在花儿盛开,
的梦里,
苏醒。

When the flowers,
are sleeping,
in their own shadows,
of the moonless night,
I,
am just awakening,
in the dream,
ablaze with blossom.

//Can you see the shadow of this poem? I have written the hidden questions, i.e. who has become the shadow? Or is the shadow a tunnel to meet ourselves in another World? The moon here has been implicated too to return to her own shadow. One might ask where does the shadow comes from if there is a total darkness, and the answer is revealed when we look up into the sky of the cloudless night. //

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2013年2月26日于新加坡

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Sydney Fong:

Smiling all the way thru-out your weekend by PositiveBoomer!

Originally posted on PositiveBoomer:

Here are my wishes for You~

May you ALWAYS make the right move
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May your cup run over with love
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May you always find shelter from any storm.

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May you remain good looking and looking good.

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May you find the perfect diet for your body and your soul.
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May you find perfect balance in the company you keep.

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May you have as much fun as you can before someone makes you stop.
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May the worst thing that happens to you come in slobbery pink and furry TAN.
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May  you  manage  to  MAKE  time  for  Time Out!
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May all the new folks you meet be interesting and kind.

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May you always know when to walk away….. and when to RUN!

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And may your friends and family always bring you joy.

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May 2013 be your BEST EVER!!!

May time only hold God’s rich Blessings,  peace and happiness, good health, successful projects…

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Sydney Fong:

The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases From A State Hospital Attic! – BY Cindyknoke

Originally posted on :

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Willard State Hospital

by, Darby Penny, Peter Stastny, Lisa Rinzler, Robert Whitaker.

When Willard State Hospital closed in 1995, after 125 years of continuous operation, 427 patient suitcases, filled with patient’s personal belonging, were discovered, abandoned, in an attic.

This interesting book attempts to bring to light the personal stories of ten of these patients whose suitcases were intensely studied. The authors chose these specific suitcases because there were a lot of personal notes and materials in each of these ten suitcases, that provided the authors with enough data, combined with patient records and charts, to try to reconstruct these ten people’s lives.

This is a fascinating book about these people’s lives and about the hospital itself. The authors are incredibly patient detectives, who tease out a great deal of facts and details from these suitcases, chart notes, and interviews with hospital staff members, many retired. They locate living relatives…

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Sydney Fong:

Please don’t stunt by this intricate art piece by Egg Art Master Franc Grom, posted by Bear Tales

Originally posted on Bear Tales:

Egg Art Master Franc Grom sells egg artwork by creating approximately 2,500 to 3,500 holes in each egg-shell. His intricate art inspired by traditional Slovenian designs. Drilling holes in egg shells would require an incredible amount of steady hand and patience and the effort has definite paid off with these beautiful creations.

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“Grom, who lives in the small village of Stara Vrhnika near the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana, only really took up his egg art when he retired.

He said: ‘Making Easter eggs is a Slovene tradition, but carving them is an exception – it was my invention.

‘The idea just came into my mind. I was trying to improve this Slovenian tradition by making extra holes in the shell, so the new holes could show new pictures.

‘During the day I work for as long as I can concentrate, taking a couple of breaks. The concentration is…

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