Wild water

(IR)

Photo by Dr. T.P. Wilkinson

Silently the sea
will fill
from distant waves
the Douro still
that Spain
when dry
when without motion
Portugal with sighs
will spread emotion.
Clouds the river
gently soothe
Atlantic passions
mildly move
toes along
granite cliffs
couched in green
for souls serene.

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..