Portrait of a fisherman: Life’s bounty is to be shared

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Photograph: Camden Damian

A short poem by Dominic Damian about fishermen struggling against the massive land reclamation and sand-mining in the country.

Face moulded by the merciless sun,
skin weather-beaten, worn and
sculptured with exceeding beauty
Marching on a simple compass of trust
that life is a bounty of entrustment,
bonding each other with love,
to be always shared in equity

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Acuan di wajah dik teriknya mentari,
kulitnya tebal mengharungi cuaca
diukir dengan kecantikan yang luar biasa,
Maju kehadapan di atas satu kompas kepercayaan,
bahawa kehidupan itu satu amanah,
diikat dengan kasih sayang,
agar sentiasa dikongsi bersama.

(Translated by Noorhidayah Nadilah)

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