The Sun Drowning Beyond the Panorama June 30, 2020

The Sun Drowning


Like the sun dipping in the sea, 

You melt. 

You are that, that poets write about

When it’s before daybreak

And they toss and turn in bed. 

You are the art that painters take down copiously 

Like freshmen starting university. 

You are that artifact 

Displayed with brilliant colours 

Under bulletproof glass

In museums. 

You are the leaf

That inflames the photographer. 

You are all the colours of the sea

Soaking in the rays of the sun 

But you are also the sun 


And it is your breathlessness 

That is displayed for alien eyes. 

Niangthianmuang S Ngaihte
Niangthianmuang S Ngaihte

Niangthianmuang writes riveting poetry and captivating short stories.

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