Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Just a changing sea of colour
Surging up and flowing down;
And pagodas shining golden, night and noon;
And a sun-burst-tinted throng
Of young priests that move along
Under sun-burst-hued umbrellas through the town.
   That's Rangoon.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox visited Rangoon as part of a round-the-world voyage after the death of her mother.