Song of a Streetlamp

Song of a Streetlamp

One day (I think) I will grow up
And be as tall as you
Who reach towards infinity
And shelter those below

I don’t have much, and I repeat
I don’t have much to give
I’m just a little, lonely light
Only useful when at night
People walk the paths unlit
Except the space I glow

I know there’s no comparison
Between a tree and me
I know I’ll never be as tall
Or be as tenderly loved by all
My beauty is too stark and small
No poets write about me

One thing I know
That gives me warmth
My solace I find there:
I fight the currents of the night
If only in this sphere of light
The weary soul regains his sight
And leans against me, breathing

Soft, his breaths, they bring me
life again, our shadows merge
under the trees, my light,
reflected on their leaves –

Dear traveller of the world,
My light in exchange for your love
Your love in exchange for my light
That’s enough for me
That’s enough

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This is a series of pictures I took with my iPhone 5 at the park one day, based on the feelings and observations I had while there. The park I visited was the Bukit Batok Nature Park, a choice spot for peace and quiet near where I live in Singapore. I posted these pictures on Instagram as “Park series”, along with the accompanying poetry/words that were inspired by each picture. Do click on each picture to view it along with the words I’ve written – I’ll let them speak for themselves.