Vineyard

Lace
about the table
catching
words of fable
wearing
watching
thin
the drops
the chin
within
the space
between the cloth
the fabric
separating
from the skin
rolling cool
caught
in the wind
the wine unaged
for the thoughts
uncaged.

Dr T.P. Wilkinson writes, teaches History and English, directs theatre and coaches cricket between the cradles of Heine and Saramago. He is also the author of Church Clothes, Land, Mission and the End of Apartheid in South Africa. Read other articles by T.P..