“Midnight Dining” – Poem

Note: One of the incredibly talented Sunday school students I have at my church named Edward Lim saw my “Midnight Dining” image and was inspired to write a poem. Not only am I humbled that he decided to write a poem based on my image, but I am also impressed by his fluency in the literary arts. Show him some love and leave him a comment below!

"Midnight Dining"

"Midnight Dining"

Walk home late at night
A day of toil done
Amid the chaos of chores
And thus night meal, forgotten

A midnight vendor
A hearty greeting
A snack before the halfway
And thus sat down

Midst of city light
The narrow strip of sky
Sets glow to nigh
And thus the dim alley

Not quite Christmas
Couple of months ’ till so
They hang above, those light
And thus a starry sky

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  • Ourit

    His words successfully paint a mood! The poem let’s you breathe along with the man in the photo. Beautiful!

  • Ziga Puh

    Really nice poem ! BRAVO ! and it gors with an image for sure ! Respect to the young writer !

    • Edward Lim

      Thanks so much =)

  • http://dillonanthony.co.uk anthony dillon

    The poems says everything to describe this image.. Its like its the person in the photo who as actually written the words as he reflects on his day so far.. Great words edward… And image eric.. How about edward to write a poem on street photography and then you go out to try and find and shoot the image….. A challenge….

  • Material Lives

    Inspiration is a beautiful thing. How wonderful that your student followed his.

    • http://www.erickimphotography.com Eric Kim

      Makes me smile so much :)

  • http://www.photographymojo.com Anna Patrick

    Poems are really rare these days, when the maximum of showed emotions is a Like on Facebook :-). Love the photo!

    • http://www.erickimphotography.com Eric Kim

      Thanks Anna! :D

    • Edward Lim

      hahahaha too true xD. thanks for reading =3.

  • http://www.larissaphotography.com/blog TJ McDowell

    So I’m trying to break down what I really like about this image. I think at first glance, my eyes to lights, then brick, then chairs. All interesting patterns.

    Aside from that though, I think it tells a really good story, and the image uses all kinds of techniques to tell the story. We can easily tell it’s a nighttime photo, and I think the light to dark as well as direction of the subject’s eyes lead the thoughts down the empty row of tables and drill the point home that this guy is eating at night.

    Fantastic shot. One of my new fav’s of yours.

    • http://www.erickimphotography.com Eric Kim

      TJ–thanks a ton! It means a lot to me :)

  • http://www.truthlite.com/ Barry H

    I love that image, and the poem too. The picture seems to tell so many stories, it asks questions, makes suggestions without forcing answers. More like this please!

    • http://www.erickimphotography.com Eric Kim

      Got it Barry! :)

  • http://tohu-bohu.aminus3.com/ eric festinger

    … found you through Markus’s blog and i don’t regret having followed the link ;-)

    • http://www.erickimphotography.com Eric Kim

      Glad to have you Eric! :)

  • Edward Lim

    I’m glad people like my work so much =) Thank you all for your kind comments =3

  • http://blog.william-darhy.com William Darhy

    Wonderful pictures! Keep the good work going. Also thanks for your visit & comment.

    • http://www.erickimphotography.com Eric Kim

      Thanks William! Anytime :)

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