Sunday, August 5, 2018

Poetry Panrtry #414


Backpacker Hotel 

One of the only two 1-Michelin star street hawker food stalls
in Singapore is found here in Chinatown. The soya sauce chicken
 is yummy, but the queue is another matter.

To the subway! The station is aptly named Chinatown.

A wall mural featuring a vanished trade, the letter writer.

The five-foot way, an architectural feature common
to most shophouses in Singapore and Malaysia.
It provides shelter from the rain and sun.

Good Sunday to all of you!  Hope you all are doing fine.  Again this week we have photos contributed by Lee San to enjoy.  Smiles. 

Always glad to see you at the different things Poets United offers each week....whether it is Sherry's Monday offering, Susan's or Sumana's Midweek Motif, or Rosemary's (or sometimes Sherry's) Friday feature.

Be sure to check back and read the wonderful poem "The Forest" by a Canadian poet that Sherry shared for I Wish I'd Written This.

This Monday Sherry will be featuring an update with one of our most prolific poets.  Wednesday Sumana's Midweek Motif prompt will be "Of Poems."

With no delay, let's share poetry.  Link your one poem below.  Say hello in the comments, and visit the other poets who share their work.  I look forward to seeing you on the trail.  


  1. Beautiful photos Lee San!! Hello everyone! Happy Sunday to you all :)

  2. Happy Sunday everyone! I have my daughter and grandson here until tomorrow, so I'm making the most of my time with them - we're going to the seaside and this evening we're attending a performance of As You Like It by The Pantaloons on our village green.

  3. More lovely Chinatown photos. Thanks for opening the Pantry doors Mary.
    Heard on the news just yesterday we are to have a Chinatown in Port of Spain soon

    Happy Sunday every one

    much love...

  4. Wooohoo Singapore! I loved seeing more photos today, thank you for sharing them Mary and Lee San!💞 Happy Sunday everyone, I'
    ll be back shortly to read and comment.☕

  5. Top of the morning to you all! Happy Sunday once again.

  6. Such beautiful photos! If I could be there with my camera, I would be in heaven with all the photo opportunities. Happy Sunday to all.

  7. Oh, I will be visiting you all a bit later today. Busy morning here...but glad to see that some of you are making the rounds. Smiles.

  8. Trust you have all been having a lovely weekend!

  9. I am in love with the mural. I wish letter-writing in this manner becomes a thing again. I might try to dance towards it myself.

    Happiest Sunday, everyone!

    1. it is a pity that the letter writer is a vanished trade, due to higher literacy rates and the advance of technology. i should say "vanishing trade" as there are still some around, for their services in writing ancestral tablets, couplets and attending to the occasional tourist. :)

    2. The reasons behind the shift are great for humanity, of course. But what can I say? I'm a romantic (who wishes that tourist or the random local weren't the only ones attracted by this art).

  10. Good day, poets!
    i will be back to read later. :)

  11. I am enjoying the wonderful photos, Lee San. I am enjoying a very quiet weekend. Hope you are all having a lovely Sunday.

  12. I love the thought of going to a letter writer... happy afternoon to you all.

  13. I was smiling as soon as I saw the umbrellas & the mural. Hope everyone is having a good Sunday!

  14. Inviting photos! I dug back a week or so to find a bird poem for today.

  15. Enjoyed the photos! Happy to be here on Sunday it's been a while. Searching for something to share, then I'll be around to read. Look forward to it.

    Took time off as you know, been riding my bike, had a good summer and it's going by fast but not over yet.


  16. Sharing mine today! Happy Sunday all.

  17. Happy Sunday, hope it was a fun day!


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