Between two points

A Common Thread

Strait of Gibraltar
Malacca’s strait too
Magellan’s passage
Seaways of conquest
from centuries past
Bring ends to their slavery
Communion at last
Straight and narrow and fast.

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..