The Colour of Cathay



tension in tissue
light lingering in waves
invisibly red
as well as unread
incongruously saved
measuring warmth
escaping the cool
explosions in colour
where passion’s no fool.

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..