"The sharp knife of a short life

I've had just enough time..."

- "If I Die Young" The Band Perry

I see Beauty in many things. And like the ghosts that only speak to you if you notice them, they tell me wondrous tales. With my camera and my thoughts, I captured these as faithfully as I can to share with you. And by doing so, they gave me the reasons. And though the thousand reasons may not all be sweet and some indeed bitter; they are still reasons to live. Come to think about it, that is Life, isn't it?

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Flower, Why Are You In The City of Man? (繁市中的花儿)

I've had enough time to...   lament for the flowers in the City of Man

Taken from a moving vehicle in the City of Yangon, Myanmar

Flower in the city
You are out of place
You do not belong here
Among rusty and stainless steel
The sun burns you
The night offers no sleep
You are valued only for your freshness
But your freshness doesn’t keep
The city sucks all vitality
The remains to the rubbish heap
This is the way the city lives


The fields and the mountains
They are so far away…
Flower, why are you here -
In the city of man?

(Many thanks to a dear friend for the translation into Mandarin)


  1. A 1000 Reasons (busy... slow)
    I was in the car leaving the wholesale market on the outskirts of Yangon when I spied this bunch of sad looking and withered flowers tied to the side view mirror of one the truck. I managed a few quick shots before we passed it. This seemed to be a common practice here. While I find it commendable that truck drivers could appreciate the beauty of nature in this harsh environment and it provided a small stipend to the ladies selling them. Yet, I could not help but felt pity for the flowers…

    ★-Josh Birchall- added this photo to his favorites.
    stunning capture

    ★i_still_believe_in_u added this photo to their favorites.

    Sunciti _ Sundaram's Images + Messages
    Three Flowers For You Dear Friend. Pass It On to You The Best Woman In Your Heart.
    This Is Beautiful . Our Appreciations..... Dear Friend.
    Greetings...On This "Happy Women's Day...Thank You...
    The World Is Not A World Without The Better Half.............................

    Interesting shot... Every one love flowers...


  2. sethph88
    touching poem.... love this

    oola * gone for awhile
    why do people keep old love letters when there is no more hope?
    ★oola * gone for awhile added this photo to her favorites.

    without water they have to die soon - without green nature we have to die soon!
    touching shot and poem!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ★ho.ge and anand_chhetri added this photo to their favorites.

  3. 2 images run to mind: iron man (铁汉子), flower fairies(花仙子). Do they contrast or complement? Perhaps only the flower fairies comprehend the heart of iron man.

    Could this practice be related to religious reason?


  4. bloodybee
    beautiful candid

    ★Geo_grafics added this photo to his favorites.
    To Brighten our day of coarse ;)

    娜 娜☂Nana_Slowly catching up
    I translate your article ...
    But it is not very good for translation (google) >"<
    Can You use the simple Chinese?
    told me the true meaning of article : (
    ★娜 娜☂Nana_Slowly catching up added this photo to her favorites.

    You have keen eyes !!!

    ★Steve Taylor (Photography) added this photo to his favorites.
    Must be Mother's day

    such nice find and love your words, its such a piece of life made special!

    ★Yasmin de light -added this photo to her favorites.
    A well observed image Thou and very thought provoking writing and reflection on this matter. I think like with a lot of things in this world people want to possess and capitalise from beautiful things regardless of the consequences to the actual object of the beauty. This flower would have had a longer life and the possibility of seeding new flowers had it been left to where it came from. But of course that is of no interest or concern to anyone except to those sensitive souls like yourself who can see through the absurdity and tragedy. I feel the same way about certain types of people who buy pets solely for their own enjoyment and give no consideration to how the pet feels when they eventually become neglectful of them once he/she is no longer a novelty and has too many needs.


  5. 娜 娜☂Nana_Slowly catching up
    it is very give a true...
    But , flowers life is very strong,what do you think? : )


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