Water of ages

(prm)

Springs
in the desert
Bells
ring
in the night
Hidden
like the heart
the juices of light
Waiting
wading
washed
in the deluge
Bottled
beauty
from centuries past
Catching
caressing
those who seek refuge
Winds
whirling
skirts twirling
Centuries
collecting heaven’s tears
at once blossom
with all of love’s years.

Flower of the Boaba tree in Recife.

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..