Two Vietnamese women wearing the traditional conical hat (Non La) to protect themselves from the sun while working knee-deep in paddy fields outside Hue, along the central coast of Vietnam. The word 'paddy' is derived from the Malay word padi, rice plant.
Stop for a minute breathe look around
On your knees lay hug the ground
If you open your eyes and see who's here
You will find me looking up over-shadowed in fear
Over looked dismissed misunderstood
Determined to survive forever reaching sky
I am strong, yes stronger than the rest
Sufficient in growth competing with the best
Look closer tell me...