Put yourself in the way of
beauty, and come as you are
to the lighthouse. At the cross
road where the city meets the sea,
here. Things begin and end,
and it goes on:
Note: Found poem with sources from: Wild (movie), church (common saying based on verses like Isaiah 55:1 or Matthew 11:28), Woolf’s novel, Hillsong’s or Chris Tomlin’s song “At the Cross”, The Getaway Plan’s song “where the city meets the sea”, Salih’s novel Seasons of Migration to the North (p.58) and a quotation by Frost.
Al Lim is a rising sophomore at Yale-NUS College. Part-Thai and Singaporean, he studied in Sydney and South Carolina, before serving National Service as a Military Police instructor. He is currently president of the Southeast Asian Society and INK: Literary Collective in Yale-NUS.