Potential pearls

From Coloane, Macau

Something remains
the fingers in the fields
swimming eyes
follow the valley
to the sea
Dust too light
below the wave
to sink
must at night
find rest
in the shells of time
to think.

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..