Setting the scene (and the seen) in Singapore

Lines on a page:

Tham Pui San – artist, observer of nature, environmental interpreter – on-site at Sungei Buloh, Observation Hide 1A

ps draws

ps hands 2

Drawing comparisons:

An artist’s notebook, a writer’s notebook

sungei notebook 2

ps vj 1

artinwetlands.wordpress.com; http://theflywayexchange.info/; http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Flyway-Print-Exchange/175252916007801

Synchronicity:

The Poetry Foundation’s emailed poem of the day, the morning after Sungei Buloh.

The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls

The tide rises, the tide falls,

The twilight darkens, the curlew calls;

Along the sea-sands damp and brown

The traveller hastens toward the town,

And the tide rises, the tide falls.

Darkness settles on roofs and walls,

But the sea, the sea in the darkness calls;

The little waves, with their soft, white hands,

Efface the footprints in the sands,

And the tide rises, the tide falls.

The morning breaks; the steeds in their stalls

Stamp and neigh, as the hostler calls;

The day returns, but nevermore

Returns the traveller to the shore,

And the tide rises, the tide falls.

 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882); http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/1739

26-curlewEurasian Curlew, a rare visitor at Sungei Buloh, in October 2008.

Image: http://www.besgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/26-curlew.jpg

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