“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!

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"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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  1. says

    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….

  2. says

    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.

  3. says

    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!


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