Singapore building a city
Metaphor of Singapore exploring the beach
Violent/ beautiful- archaic
Singapore becoming industrialized
Detailed description of Mer-lion
which the proccedes to "break" into terctes and couplets
"Stars" - universe "flying high" rising
Regular rythem, line
Sense of power "Fists"
Tail= "Keris" which means sword.
Symbols lion "beat" "heart" "echo"
Juxtaposes the modern language of "buildings"
Rolling, hypnotic like the sea.
Prayer to remember (?)
Essay Question: How is civilisation/ power presented?