Singapore River by Lee Tzu Pheng

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Singapore River

The operation was massive;
designed to give new life
to the old lady.
We cleaned out
her arteries, removed
detritus and silt,
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

Retrieved from The Brink of An Amen (1991) by Lee Tzu Pheng

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This poem is written by Lee Tzu Pheng, known as one of the pioneers of poetry in Singapore. Her work are very diverse in nature, including but not limited to elements of identity in our country. She is well known in Singapore and has won many awards.

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Lee, T. (1991). Singapore River. Retrieved October 4, 2018, from https://www.poetry.sg/browse/lee-tzu-pheng/poem/singapore-river

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1991
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