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Literary Arts
Subject:
Arts>>Literary Arts>>Poetry
Language:
English
Audience:
Adults|Young People
Type:
Book Extract
File Details:
140 KB, 2 p. application/pdf
Abstract:
This is one of two poems Edwin Thumboo wrote on the event of Singapore’s separation from the Federation of Malaysia on 9th August 1965. Both poems have historic significance as they record the popular sentiments then and an environment of confusion mixed with hope and fear. This second poem reframes the text and feelings of the first poem by means of subsequent more sceptical reactions to the nature of the ejection.
This digital copy (c) National Library Board Singapore 2011. The original work (c) Edwin Thumboo, 1977.