Read Poem: SUNRISE THROUGH THE EYES, by Mui-Ling Teh

Earth and water grow trees below the world up high;
As the day’s end combines air and fire in the sky…

I painted you years ago in complementary hues
Your warm orange sunset and cool trees of blue

No matter the season you always had warm weather
But even in the heat there was an oasis in the desert

Long ago I named you “Sunset with Blue Trees”
Many years later you began sprouting new leaves

I have never gone travelling without a camera in my hand
Documenting all my adventures on a far away land

I remember my former supervisor used to say
The locals see less in their lifetime than I see in one day

A friend of mine began to see new light in his city
After seeing what I see through my photography

He thanked me for showing him the world through fresh eyes
And encouraged me to do more back home as we bid goodbye

Moving into the year two thousand and twenty
I feel I have gained new insight and clarity

Now every time I see a beautiful sunrise
I remember to see the world through fresh eyes

© Copyright Mui-Ling Teh

Mui-Ling Teh – Art | Photography | Poetry | Miniature Origami


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